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    2 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    2 hrs

    l0ve2c00k's Note:

    This desert is typically served during Christmas time. Personally, I never wait that long to have this yummy coco-nutty desert.

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    1. 1
      In a saucepan dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup coconut milk.
    2. 2
      Once dissolved add the rest of the coconut milk, sugar, and salt.
    3. 3
      Cook at medium-high heat stirring constantly!
    4. 4
      As it thickens, lower heat until it boils thick.
    5. 5
      Pour right away into wet molds, pans or cups.
    6. 6
      Cool and then cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
    7. 7
      Carefully separate the tembleque from the mold using a knife.
    8. 8
      Turn it over unto a dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 20, 2013


      I give this 10 stars for flavor, but 1 star for texture. It was so yummy but I just couldn't get past the texture. There has to be a way to get that cornstarch to not lump up...

      UPDATE: I put all ingredients in my stand mixer and mixed at top speed for 2 minutes then put in saucepan and heated to boiling stirring constantly. It takes very little time to thicken perfectly and NO LUMPS!! :-)

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    • on November 20, 2009


      I'd definitely make this again because I really enjoyed the powerful coconut flavor (most tembleques call for using 1 can coconut milk + 2 cups regular milk) and the thick texture, but it was too sweet for me. Next time I'll cut the sugar to maybe 1/4 cup or less.

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    • on December 28, 2007


      Great flavor, but mine came out a little lumpy. I'm not sure what I did wrong. Maybe next time I will add the cornstarch gradually. I did find some of the instructions to be a bit vague, particularly "As it thickens, lower heat until it boils thick." Since I've never made anything like this before, I was unsure how much to lower the heat and how thick it should be. I will definitely try again, though, because it was still yummy.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tembleque

    Serving Size: 1 (92 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 252.7
    Calories from Fat 157
    Total Fat 17.4 g
    Saturated Fat 15.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 146.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 24.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
    Sugars 17.1 g
    Protein 2.6 g

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