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Coconut Pudding

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 4 hrs, 20 mins
Yield

Makes about 10 to 12 servings

Try unsweetened coconut flakes for a not-too-sweet topping.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 (13.5-oz.) can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • Sweetened whipped cream
  • Garnish: toasted flaked coconut

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a large heavy saucepan; whisk in milk and next 2 ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Boil 1 minute, whisking constantly. Remove from heat.

  2. Whisk in butter and vanilla bean paste. Spoon pudding into serving dishes; cover and chill 4 hours. Dollop with sweetened whipped cream.