Haupia (Coconut Pudding)

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Haupia is a local dessert served at our luaus. This was posted by J.Fisher in 'Hawaii / South Pacific for Visitors'. Cook and prep times are estimates.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour one cup of coconut milk into a saucepan lover low heat.
  2. Combine sugar and cornstarch stirring into coconut milk, continuing on low heat stirring consistently until thickened.
  3. Add remaining coconut milk and whole milk and continue to heat until thickened.
  4. Pour into 8 inch square pan and chill until firm.
  5. Slice to desired size just before serving.


Most Helpful

I admit that I don't know what Haupia should taste like.
I made the recipe as written with the exception of adding a bout 1/4 cup of flaked coonut to it.

I did not think the coconut flavor came out as strong as I would of liked it to.

My granddaughter said that some chocolate or graham crackers would have helped. It got me to thinking.

I can't wait to try this as a filling in a coconut pie. Add more coconut to it, put it in a graham cracker pie shell and swirl chocolate over the top.

Roger/OH February 24, 2011

Taste just like what I had while in Hawaii! I grew a bit impatient with the thickening process and added 1 more tablespoon of cornstarch. It turned out perfectly. Thanks Marisk - sorry this has taken me so long to review.

DDW February 13, 2007

Great pudding... I was searching for a way to use leftover coconut milk and came across this. So I used 2/3 cup of coconut milk, 1/3 cup whole milk, 2 tablespoons granulated splenda, 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch. I did add a little cocoa to it... about 2 teaspoons. This made just enough pudding for two individual servings. So we both enjoyed it. Ohhhh, I also sprinkled a little toasted coconut on it.

CoolMonday January 14, 2007

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