Aloha Haupia !

Having just been to the dentist, I can’t eat much solid food right now. Everyone in my house has been calling me gaga (aka grandma in Sherpa). I couldn’t even eat the spicy chicken gizzards my sister made today. So, I made Haupia  for myself. Haupia is a Hawaiian coconut milk based dessert. It takes 5 minutes to make and tastes amazing. Now that I am eating Haupia with much joy, my husband has been teasing me saying that I am trying to accelerate the process of getting rid of my remaining teeth. While it might be the case, I am willing to sacrifice one or two teeth for Haupia. It is that good!

1 can of coconut milk
1 cup of dry coconut powder (optional)
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup cornstarch ( you could use 1/2 cup as well)


1. In a large saucepan, heat coconut milk in medium heat. DSC_1032-0012. In a separate bowl, add milk, cornstarch, dried coconut, sugar and mix it well.  DSC_1035-001 3. Add the mixture of milk and cornstarch to the coconut milk. Keep stirring while cooking. DSC_1038-001 4. Cook until you get the consistency of yogurt. DSC_1040-001 5. Pour the mixture in a rectangular dish. Keep it in the refrigerator for 3 hours. DSC_1043-001 6. Cut into square pieces and enjoy! DSC_1048-001


  1. never heard of this dish but sounds soo good. hope you feel better.

  2. sherpanichef says:

    Thank you Dixya. It is a Hawaiian dessert. If you freeze it, it tastes like Nepali khuwa baraf. I love it. Please, do try!

  3. Newarni says:

    Interesting. Looks like Indians influenced Hawaiian cuisine haha