Dulce de Leche Pudding with Coconut

A swirl of ducle de leche and a sprinkle of shredded coconut transform vanilla pudding into a decadent dessert.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 30 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: about 2 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

2 cups whole milk

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

1 large egg

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup prepared dulce de leche

1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Directions

  1. Bring 1 cup of the milk to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk in the remaining 1 cup milk a little at a time to avoid lumps, then whisk in the egg.
  3. When the milk is boiling, remove the saucepan from the heat and gradually whisk in the sugar-milk mixture, stirring constantly. Return to medium-low heat and cook, whisking constantly, until the pudding comes to a simmer and is thick and creamy, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter and vanilla until smooth. Stir in the dulce de leche.
  4. Divide the half of the pudding among 4 4-ounce ramekins or glasses. Then sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons of coconut and top each with the remaining pudding. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until fully set, about 2 hours.

Cook’s Note

This pudding can also make 6 smaller servings. Just an extra 4 tablespoons of coconut to your ingredient list.