Examples of coconut pudding recipes include a coconut pudding triangles recipe from MyRecipes and a coconut rice pudding recipe from Epicurious. Both recipes call for coconut milk and sweetened flaked coconut.
To make the coconut pudding triangles, distribute 1/2 cup of sweetened flaked coconut in a thin layer on a baking sheet. Bake the coconut flakes at 325 F for six minutes or until they develop a rich golden color, and set them aside.
Stir 1 1/2 cups of coconut milk and 1/3 cup of sugar together in a saucepan over medium heat. Gradually whisk in 6 tablespoons of cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/8 teaspoon of salt. Continue to cook the mixture, whisking constantly, for six minutes or until it thickens considerably and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Transfer the mixture into a greased 8-inch square baking dish and allow it to cool slightly before covering the dish and chilling it in the refrigerator. Cut the pudding into triangular shapes and top each piece with toasted coconut.
To make the coconut rice pudding, combine 1 1/2 cups of cold cooked rice with 3 cups of milk, 1/2 cup of coconut milk, 1/3 cup of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a saucepan. Stir the mixture over medium heat for approximately 40 minutes or until it reaches an ideal consistency. Incorporate 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and serve the pudding with a sprinkling of toasted sweet coconut flakes.