Tembleque, or coconut pudding, brings back so many memories of the days my family would vacation in Puerto Rico to see my relatives. It was one of my favorite things to eat—I'm sure it will become a much-loved recipe with your family, as well.
I decided to jazz up homemade vanilla pudding to make it taste like a Mounds candy bar. When the miniature chips are topped with the warm pudding, they melt into a rich creamy chocolate that's great with the chewy coconut.JoAnn Moseman, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma
One Christmas, my husband—a Navy chaplain for 20 years—had to spend the holidays overseas, away from our two children and me. At his request, I sent him this special recipe so he could have a taste of home.
This tasty pudding from Renee Schwebach of Dumont, Minnesota features from-scratch flavor with the ease of a mix. The trick is to stir the dry mixture well before using - if the cornstarch settles to the bottom, the pudding won't thicken properly.
"When I get the urge for something creamy and chocolaty, I whip up this old-fashioned pudding with a touch of almond," Darlene Brenden writes from Salem, Oregon. "I like to eat it while it's warm with a dollop of whipped topping.
Our Test Kitchen came up with this creamy, lactose-free dessert that could also be used in a parfait, as a filling or as a dip for fruit or pound cake. You'll love the rich chocolaty-mint flavor.
TIP: If you don't care for mint, leave out the extract. For a more mousse-like dessert, stir in some non-dairy topping.
"Anytime I get a craving for a chocolaty treat, I whip up a dish of this rich pudding in the microwave," explains field editor Anne Boesiger of Meridian, Idaho. "Using milk chocolate chips is another delicious option."