Haupia Recipe

This Hawaiian chilled coconut pudding is refreshing and simple.


You'll often find this chilled coconut pudding at luaus and other festive gatherings in Hawaii. It's easy to make, and is the perfect dessert for hot weather eating. While haupia doesn't take much time to prepare, it's all about the slow and low cooking. While you may be tempted to ladle yourself a helping as soon as it's finished, haupia is best chilled and cut into small squares. Trust us, it's worth the wait.

Recipe Facts

Active: 30 mins
Total: 0 mins
Serves: 16 servings

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  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 6 tablespoons sugar

  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1/4 cup toasted coconut (optional)


  1. Butter an 8 x 8 baking dish. Add coconut milk, milk and vanilla to blender. Blend for about 30 second to thoroughly combine.

  2. Pour mixture into a medium saucepan and whisk in sugar and corn starch. Heat over medium while whisking constantly until mixture begins to thicken. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10 more minutes, continuously whisking. Pour into prepared baking dish and gently shake back and forth to settle. Let cool uncovered on the counter for about 10 minutes then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about an hour.

  3. Using a sharp knife cut into 16 equal-sized squares. Sprinkle with toasted coconut, if desired. Serve cold.

Special Equipment

8- by 8-inch baking dish, whisk, medium saucepan

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
84 Calories
5g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 84
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 77mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)