Harina de Maiz - Recipe & Video (Cornmeal & Coconut Pudding)

Harina de Maiz - Recipe & Video (Cornmeal Pudding): Served as dessert, or as breakfast, it is a comforting dish, a favorite of children and grownups alike..
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner
Cuisine Dominican
Keyword easy, kids
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 516kcal
Author Clara Gonzalez


  • 1 cup of cornmeal (harina de maíz)
  • 6 cups of milk
  • 2 cups of coconut milk (optional - see notes)
  • 1 cup of brown sugar cane
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 tablespoon of cloves , or 1/4 teaspoon of clove powder
  • A pinch of ground nutmeg


  • Mix all the ingredients (minus the nutmeg) in a pot, let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Cook over medium heat until it breaks the boil. Stir constantly to avoid sticking.
  • Once it starts boiling reduce heat to low. Cook and stir for another 4 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and pour into serving dishes. Sprinkle with nutmeg
  • Serve hot or at room temperature.



The coconut milk is my own touch. If you are not using coconut milk, use equivalent quantity of milk.


Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 594mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 313mg | Iron: 3.5mg