Puerto Rican Tembleque is a delicious, easy to make vegan & gluten free coconut pudding. It’s a perfect treat for summers and a must try for sweet lovers.
We are in the second week of January, still waiting for winter to arrive and suddenly the days have started getting warmer. I am afraid summer has started in Dubai without waiting for winter’s turn.
Instead of sulking over it, I celebrated the warm day of our weekend with a delicious, super easy, vegan and a perfect summer dessert from Puerto Rico – Puerto Rican Tembleque or Coconut pudding. Tembleque means wiggly.
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Puerto Rican cuisine is a very rich blend of cuisines from different countries like USA, Africa, Spain …..which have influenced it over many years and made it really interesting.
Amit loved Tembleque and declared that it will be on my bestsellers list if I ever open a restaurant and put this dish on my menu 🙂
Do make it for your family and friends and get showered by their sweet comments. I am sure everyone will love it.
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How to make Tembleque?
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Pudding setting time: 4-5 hours
- Coconut milk: 2 cans (400 ml each)
- Sugar: ½ a cup
- Corn starch: ½ a cup
- Salt: ½ a teaspoon
- Cinnamon powder for garnishing
- Put milk and cornstarch in a pot and mix well to ensure that no lumps are there.
- Add in the sugar, salt and put the pot on the stove.
- Keep on stirring till the mixture gets a custard-like consistency. It will take around 10-12 minutes. Don’t stop stirring otherwise it will become lumpy.
- Once you get the required consistency, switch off the gas and let the mixture reach room temperature.
- Now take pudding molds or bowls and wet them from inside. Putting the mixture in damp molds will make de-molding very easy.
- Put the pudding mixture in damp molds and keep them in the fridge (not freezer) for 4-5 hours.
- After 5 hours, take out the molds, release the side with the help of a spoon or knife then flip it over a plate.
- Sprinkle some cinnamon powder and enjoy!