Haupia coconut dessert squares on a white and royal blue plate

Haupia (Hawaiian Coconut Pudding)

Haupia – pronounced “how-pee-ah” – is a traditional Hawaiian dessert. While it’s considered a pudding, it’s a firm, sliceable, cool treat that’s made with coconut milk and just sweet enough to satisfy that sweet tooth.

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Haupia coconut dessert squares on a white and royal blue plate
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Haupia (Hawaiian Coconut Pudding)

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Refrigeration Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Hawaiian
Servings: 16 Slices
Calories: 68kcal


  • ½ cup (120 mL) water
  • 5 tablespoons (38 g) cornstarch
  • 1 (13.5-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons (50 g) granulated sugar


  • Line an 8x8-inch baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Stir the water and cornstarch together in a small bowl to make a slurry. Set aside.
  • Add the coconut milk and sugar to a medium saucepan and whisk to combine. Heat over medium heat, whisking frequently, until just before boiling.
  • Slowly pour in the cornstarch slurry while whisking continuously. Lower the heat to medium-low and whisk continuously as it comes to a boil.
  • Continue to cook until very thick, whisking the entire time. Transfer to the prepared pan and spread it evenly in the pan, smoothing out the top.
  • Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate at least 4 hours until set firm. Slice into 16 pieces and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Haupia (Hawaiian Coconut Pudding)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 68 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 53mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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