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Rating: 4.7 stars
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

My husband is Puerto Rican and wanted me to make this! 'Tembleque,' which means 'wiggly,' is a creamy coconut pudding.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir coconut milk, sugar, and salt together in a saucepan. Spoon a few tablespoons of the coconut milk mixture into a small bowl and stir cornstarch into the mixture to dissolve; pour into the mixture in the saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring constantly; cook until smooth and thick, about 5 minutes.

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  • Pour the coconut milk mixture into molds, cover each with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until cold and firm, 3 hours to 2 days.

  • Run a thin knife around the edges of the mold and invert onto a plate to remove putting. Garnish tops with cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts

395 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 38.5g; fat 27.9g; sodium 98mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (34)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2018
To the person who said this was a custard and not a pudding, you are wrong, it's not a custard. Look up what a pudding and custard is. Also "tembleque" does not mean earthquake, that would be "templor de tierra". A "tembleque" is a wiggle, a jiggle or a shake. It's a verb that describes a "wiggly" movement. -From a Puerto Rican, living in PR. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2018
Kosher salt is not part of the Puerto Rican cuisine. Read More
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46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2014
This is totally delicious. More of a custard than pudding. So easy to make with so few ingredients. Highly recommend this recipe. Thanks for sharing it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2018
To the person who said this was a custard and not a pudding, you are wrong, it's not a custard. Look up what a pudding and custard is. Also "tembleque" does not mean earthquake, that would be "templor de tierra". A "tembleque" is a wiggle, a jiggle or a shake. It's a verb that describes a "wiggly" movement. -From a Puerto Rican, living in PR. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2018
I made this with a slight Indian twist and my family LOVED it. In fact they said it was better than coconut ice cream! I added 2 tsp vanilla, 2 tsp rose water, and a pinch of ground cardamom to the coconut milk mixture. For the topping, in addition to ground cinnamon I added toasted crushed pistachios. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2017
I'm not sure how this is supposed to taste... This was my first time but it came out pretty swell. Not to sweet not too light. It reminded me of a pudding. While it tasted good I didn't really enjoy it though because I'm depressed. In a way everything tastes bland now. But thanks for the person who shared this recipe. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2017
This is such a fantastic desert! I had not eaten tembleque since I was a child, and this desert took me right to my childhood summers in Puerto Rico. I was concerned while making it, because my mixture didn't seem to be thickening up; I have an electric stove and had the burner set to medium. It took me about ten minutes to get the mixture to thicken, but once it did, there was no question that it was ready. I followed all of the measurements exactly. The hardest part of this recipe is waiting for it to form up before eating! :D Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2016
Fantastic easy and vegan. I served it with small cubes of mango pineapple and banana and I couldn't get enough! I used one big bowl as the mold and everyone enjoyed it including company. I'll definitely be making this again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2015
really easy to make its the waiting for it to cool down that is the hard part Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2016
I made this recipe for Thanksgiving and it was delicious! Everyone loved it:-) I'm about to make it again just because?? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2017
So delicious! My Husband is Puerto Rican and he loved this! So did his Mommy. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2018
Kosher salt is not part of the Puerto Rican cuisine. Read More
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