Haupia (Coconut Pudding)

"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."
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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins
1 8x8 pan




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

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  1. I admit that I don't know what Haupia should taste like.<br/>I made the recipe as written with the exception of adding a bout 1/4 cup of flaked coonut to it.<br/><br/>I did not think the coconut flavor came out as strong as I would of liked it to.<br/><br/>My granddaughter said that some chocolate or graham crackers would have helped. It got me to thinking.<br/><br/>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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


  1. The coconut milk I usually get comes in cans that are 13.5oz, which is just shy of 2 cups, so in an effort to use the same ratios I modified the amounts of all the ingredients. 1 13.5oz can of coconut milk 6.75oz of whole milk 5 Tbs sugar 4 Tbs + 1 tsp cornstarch


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