Coconut Pudding - rich, creamy and luscious dessert made with coconut milk. This dairy-free and eggless coconut pudding is super simple to make in one pan with minimal ingredients and whips up quickly. One of the delicious vegan coconut desserts perfect to serve as a dessert or snack.
Traditional Hawaiian dessert Haupia is somewhat similar in preparation but it doesn't contain any flavouring agents. Chinese Dim Sum restaurant style coconut milk pudding also made with the same ingredients and process, additionally evaporated milk and gelatin/agar agar are used.
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vegan Coconut pudding recipe variations
A pinch of ground cardamom or ground cinnamon gives it a wonderfully wholesome and amazing flavour.
Try adding strawberry puree for a fruity version.
Add cocoa powder to make yummy vegan chocolate coconut pudding.
Swap vanilla with a dash of rose water to add a lovely floral aroma to this coconut milk pudding.
For a gluten-free version, substitute cornflour with arrowroot powder.
Substitute regular sugar with coconut sugar if you don't mind the dark colour and earthy taste of the pudding.
How to serve eggless coconut pudding
Serve it as after meal dessert or as a snack.
Once pudding reaches a creamy consistency, pour it in ramekins or small cups, garnish with fruits, nuts or toasted coconut and serve it as instant coconut pudding. This is the best option for those who don't like solidified pudding or those who don't have time to wait for the pudding to set.
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Coconut Milk: I've used full-fat coconut milk tin. Feel free to use homemade coconut milk but do not use coconut water.
Sweetener: I've used regular sugar here. You can use light coloured honey or stevia.
Thickening Agent: I've used cornflour/corn starch as a thickening agent and helps to get a smooth and silky soft texture. For a gluten-free version, you can use arrowroot powder.
Flavour Enhancer: Vanilla extract is an ideal option to enhance the flavour of pudding. You could use vanilla pod or pure extract.
Toppings (optional): I've used chopped walnuts and desiccated coconut. You can also use chopped fresh fruits or toasted coconut chips.
1. Grease a square container with coconut oil and keep it aside.
2. In a saucepan, combine cornflour, little coconut milk, and whisk until you get a smooth lump-free mixture.
3. Now add sugar, vanilla extract.
4. Add remaining coconut milk and whisk well.
5. Keep the saucepan on a burner and cook over medium-low heat for 12-15 minutes or until sauce thickens. Keep stirring constantly to avoid mixture sticking to the bottom of the pan.
6. Let the mixture cool down and then transfer it to the greased container. Keep eggless pudding in the fridge to set for a minimum of 2-3 hours.
Once set, cut vegan coconut pudding into squares, garnish with chopped walnuts and desiccated coconut serve immediately or store them in an airtight container to serve later.
This homemade coconut milk pudding keeps good for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
Adjust sugar to suit your taste preference.
I've used two full fat coconut milk tins, each 400ml. You can use homemade coconut milk. Ensure to use only thick milk (extracted at first pressing) and not thin milk (extracted from second and third pressing).
Tips and Tricks
Ensure to mix the contents well before turning the heat on to avoid forming lumps.
Always cook at low flame stirring constantly to avoid burning at the bottom of the pan.
Coconut pudding thickens further and sets when chilled. So ensure to allow it to set in the fridge for at least a couple of hours.
Coconut Milk Pudding
1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tablespoon =15ml ; 1 teaspoon =5ml
- 3 cups + ¼ cup 800ml Coconut Milk
- ¾ cup (180 gms) Sugar
- ⅓ cup (50gms) Corn Flour/Corn Starch
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ½ tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 4 Walnuts Chopped
- 1 tablespoon Desiccated Coconut
- Before you get started, scroll up a little and watch a quick recipe video.
- Check the notes and tips at the bottom of the recipe for extra info and help.
- Grease a square container with coconut oil and keep it aside.
- In a saucepan, combine cornflour, little coconut milk and whisk until you get a smooth lump-free mixture.
- Now add sugar, vanilla extract.
- Add remaining coconut milk and whisk well.
- Keep the saucepan on a burner and cook over medium-low heat for 12-15 minutes or until sauce thickens. Keep stirring constantly to avoid sauce sticking to the bottom of the pan.
- Let the sauce cool down and then transfer to the greased container. Keep it in the fridge to set for at least 2-3 hours.
- Once set, cut into squares, garnish with chopped walnuts and desiccated coconut serve immediately or store them in an air tight container to serve later.
Tips and TricksEnsure to mix the contents well before turning the heat on to avoid forming lumps. Always cook at low flame stirring constantly to avoid burning at the bottom of the pan. Pudding thickens further and sets when chilled. So ensure to allow it to set in the fridge for at least a couple of hours. ** Nutritional information provided here is estimated and for guidance only. Please refer my Recipe Disclaimer for more details.
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