Tembleque (Puerto Rican Coconut Pudding)

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I just love tembleque, it has to be one of the funniest desserts I’ve ever seen. Tembleque literally means, “jiggly/wiggly”, and this creamy, coconut pudding from Puerto Rico does just that! It’s as much fun to eat as it is to make. JUST LOOK AT IT!

Another thing I love about tembleque is that it’s made from coconut milk, so it’s dairy free, which is super important in my household. My husband, like many Latinos, is lactose intolerant. He also has a huge sweet tooth, so recently I’ve been exploring ways to add more plant-based desserts into my repertoire so that we can enjoy dessert together.  For all my dairy-free recipes, I always choose Silk products. Available in your local Walmart‘s dairy aisle, Silk is dairy-free AND lactose free. Silk Almond Coconut Blend Unsweetened & Silk Coconut Original are staples in my pantry, they’re great to everything from breakfast to baking. Silk Coconut lends exotic flavor to your everyday, I love stirring it into coffee for a tropical start to my day. Silk makes it so easy to make the transition to plant based beverages. Not only are they delicious, they’ve also got 50% more calcium than milk, are lower in saturated fat than milk, have zero cholesterol and are produced without GMOs.

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Tembleque (Puerto Rican Coconut Pudding) | Delish D'Lites

My tembleque recipe is the perfect base for all types of warm, comforting flavors, so please feel free to add your own spin. Some great flavors to add to the mix are ground cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, or even coconut extract for an extra punch of coconut-ty flavor. Mix and match your favorites to create your own signature tembleque recipe.

Tembleque (Puerto Rican Coconut Pudding) | Delish D'Lites

Makes 6 servings

3 cups Silk Coconut Original
1/2 cup agave nectar
1/2 cup corn starch
1/4 teaspoon salt
Ground cinnamon, for garnish
Toasted coconut flakes, for garnish

Optional flavorings
1-2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract

In a cold pan, add Silk Coconut, agave, corn starch and salt (and any additional spices/extracts, if desired). Stir to completely dissolve the corn starch.  Place the pan on medium heat, and whisk constantly until the mixture thickens, this will take about 5-10 minutes.

Tembleque (Puerto Rican Coconut Pudding) | Delish D'Lites

Divide the mixture into 6 molds, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight. To unmold the tembleque, run a toothpick or small knife around the edge, then turn the mold onto a plate and  gently shake it up and down until you hear a plop sound.  Garnish with cinnamon and toasted coconut flakes and serve.

Tembleque (Puerto Rican Coconut Pudding) | Delish D'Lites

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Tembleque (Puerto Rican Coconut Pudding)

Course Dessert
Keyword coconut dessert, coconut pudding, puerto rican desserts, tembleque
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling 4 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Delish D'Lites

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Ground cinnamon for garnish
  • Toasted coconut flakes for garnish
  • Optional flavorings
  • 1-2 teaspoon s vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract

Instructions

  1. In a cold pan, add Silk Coconut, agave, corn starch and salt (and any additional spices/extracts, if desired).
  2. Stir to completely dissolve the corn starch.
  3. Place the pan on medium heat, and whisk constantly until the mixture thickens, this will take about 5-10 minutes.
  4. Divide the mixture into 6 molds, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  5. To unmold the tembleque, run a toothpick or small knife around the edge, then turn the mold onto a plate and gently shake it up and down until you hear a plop sound.
  6. Garnish with cinnamon and toasted coconut flakes and serve.

Tembleque (Puerto Rican Coconut Pudding)

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I’m Jannese, Founder of Delish D’lites

I’m a Puerto Rican girl living in paradise (Florida), and the creative mind behind Delish D’Lites. I love sharing my family recipes and travel inspired cuisine! My favorite things include collecting passport stamps, twerking to Latin music, and kissing puppies. Follow along on social.