Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

These pudding delites are a Hawaiian Luau Dessert.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (12 ounce) can coconut milk
  • 4 -6 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 -6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 34 cup water
  • 12 teaspoon coconut extract (vanilla or Coconut rum can be used)
  • toasted coconut, for topping (optional)


  1. Pour coconut milk into saucepan.
  2. Combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in water and blend well.
  3. Stir sugar mixture into coconut milk; cook and stir over low heat until thickened add coconut extract.
  4. Pour into 8-inch square pan and chill covered until firm.
  5. Cut into 2-inch squares. Garnish with toasted coconut.
Most Helpful

4 5

Very easy haupia recipe. It set quickly and was creamy and smooth. I like mine a little sweeter than the recipe calls for, but that's an easy fix for next time. I made this for a luau and for ZWT 7. Thanks Rita!

4 5

This is great! What a wonderful naturally vegan treat! I deviated from the standard recipe and made a pie from the mixture. Instead of 3/4 C water I used 1/2 lime juice and 1/4 water. I used 6 Tb corn starch and 7 Tb. sugar (extra to counteract the sour of the lime). After it was done I poured it into a graham cracker crust and let it cool a bit before covering it and putting it in the fridge to set. Delicious!