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Cocada Pudding Recipe From Scratch

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cinnamon, coconut, easy, vanilla
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Servings: 8 servings
A sweet, coconut-y pudding with hints of cinnamon and vanilla. Delicious served with a sweet-tart fruit like nectarines or pineapple.
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  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 dashes cinnamon
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 ¼ cups milk
  • 4 tbsp corn starch
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


  • In a medium saucepan combine water, sugar, and cinnamon. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add coconut and simmer for 5 more minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Measure milk and whisk the cornstarch and salt into it making sure there are no lumps. Slowly pour the milk mixture into the sugar water while stirring.
  • Heat the mixture to a full boil slowly. Stir constantly. Allow to boil for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  • Pour into a dish and refrigerate. The pudding will be soft set when done.


Adapted from Old and New Recipes.