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Tembleque (Puerto Rican coconut pudding)

Tembleque (Puerto Rican coconut pudding)

I had a beautiful message from a woman asking if I could recreate her favorite dessert called Tembleque. It was something I have never heard of but once I looked into what it was, I accepted the challenge and I think I succeeded! I hope you agree!

Kai also wanted me to create this recipe once he found out it was made from coconut! His new years resolution was to eat more coconuts!


What is fantastic about this pudding recipe is that it is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, sugar free, nut free, yet SUPER DELICIOUS! Perfect for guests who have a variety of dietary restrictions and it is such an easy dessert that can be made ahead of time.


When I made this delicious pudding the first time, the pudding separated as it cooled. Instead of throwing it away, I put it into a sauce pot and reheated it. Placed the heated mixture into my blender and pureed it. I placed it back into the dessert molds and it chilled perfectly. It may have been a variety of things, but none of my recipe testers had this issue.


To make my special keto Tembleque, I used vanilla Equip Prime Protein. Do not skip this part of the recipe. The Equip helps the pudding set up perfectly! The protein powder causes it to bind and create the best texture.

Adding Equip protein also helps add a delicious flavor and boost of nutritious  protein to grow beautiful hair and nails! Protein is also essential for healthy skin and muscle growth!

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Tembleque (Puerto Rican coconut pudding)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Dairy Free, Dessert, Egg Free, Nut Free
Servings 4 servings
Calories 355.7



  • Cinnamon Stick
  • ground cinnamon


  • Place all the ingredients into a saucepan and whisk to combine well. Heat over medium heat for 5-10 minutes while whisking occasionally. Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking. Allow to cool to room temperature
  • Place all the ingredients into a blender, and puree until smooth (this avoids clumping and separation while chilling). 
  • Pour into individual silicone molds or into one large 10 inch mold. Cover and refrigerate overnight. 
  • Gently pull the custard from the mold with your fingertip or run a thin, sharp knife between the tembleque and the mold. Invert the mold over a plate and allow gravity to release the custard from the mold.
  • Garnish with ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks if desired and serve chilled. NOTE: If it comes to room temperature for a long time or gets warm, it will lose shape.



Calories: 355.7 | Fat: 30.7g | Protein: 11.6g | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fiber: 0.03g | P:E Ratio: 0.3


Today I received a very special email with this precious photo! I had to share this special news to inspire others!
“Hi Maria! 
Trust you are well! I wanted to send you this special testimony!
You’ve been helping me with general health since 2016 with your books, did a health assessment in 2018 for general health and another one for fertility in 2022 after 2 chemical pregnancies + loosing 2 babies. 
One month into your supplement plan and I got pregnant. Baby was born in July 2023 and we are both well, thanks God! 
Thank you so much for all your efforts, for persevering when everything was against you and for everything you both do! 
May God bless you and your family and give you strength and courage to continue revolutionising the world of health! 
 Thank you so much!” Bianca

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Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


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