Coconut Haupia

December 27, 2013 / By Foodland

Coconut Haupia

A Hawaii favorite dessert, this rich creamy coconut treat is oh so ono!
Course Dessert
Servings 1 8x8 Pan


  • 2 packages Frozen Coconut Milk (defrosted)(12 oz bag)
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 drop lemon extract
  • 3 cups water
  • 0.5 cup cornstarch


  1. In a sauce pot combine defrosted coconut milk, sugar, lemon extract and 2 cups water.
  2. Place on stove and cook on medium heat.
  3. In a small bowl combine cornstarch and 1 cup warm water to make a slurry.
  4. When the coconut mixture comes to a boil, stir slurry in briskly.
  5. Reduce to med-low heat. Cook for 3 minutes stirring constantly.
  6. Remove from heat and pour into pan.
  7. Immediately cover with plastic wrap. Make sure it is touching the haupia completely.
  8. Refrigerate at least 3-4 hours - overnight is best.
  9. Cut into 2” squares. Arrange on platter. Garnish with Toasted Coconut, Fresh Fruit and enjoy.


For a creamier haupia, replace 1 cup of water with 1 cup of whole milk. Or try a Lilikoi Swirled Haupia: Reserve 1 cup of hot haupia and mix 2 oz of Passion Fruit Juice Base. Randomly drop over hot haupia. Use a small pairing knife to swirl in a circular motion. Store covered with plastic wrap as previously mentioned.
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