Salted Butterscotch Pudding With Coconut Milk

6 Nov

Whenever November comes, all I wan’t to do is make dessert. Maybe it’s the twenty first century’s way of presenting survival of the fittest as we gear up for the holidays and the potluck meals that loom in our near future. I recently rediscovered just how delicious butterscotch pudding really is, and decided to make some this evening for dessert. I used full fat coconut milk instead of regular milk as an experiment, and it turned out to be great. This would be perfect for your lactose intolerant guests, or for any night you feel like a decadent, yet healthful treat. And if you feel torn, I say use both. Heavy whipping cream rarely hurts anything in a kitchen. If you do choose to do this, use 1-1/2 cups coconut milk and 1/2 cup cream.

Top with whipped cream and toffee pieces, or enjoy straight without frills.

If you have any bourbon in the house, I suggest adding a splash for flavor. We were out.

Butterscotch Pudding

Fills Four Small Ramekins


  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar (important that it is dark)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups coconut milk, full fat
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter
  • a good heavy splash of pure vanilla extract
Whisk together brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium saucepan. Then whisk in coconut milk. **Be sure to whisk thoroughly to avoid cornstarch clumping. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking frequently, then boil, whisking, 1 minute. Remove from heat and whisk in butter and vanilla. Taste with a spoon and season as needed. Pour into a bowl or ramekins and chill until cold, at least 1 hour.
Stay posted for more holiday inspired recipes coming to you soon!

3 Responses to “Salted Butterscotch Pudding With Coconut Milk”

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  2. realocalcooking 12/03/2011 at 12:41 pm #

    Oh wow…this sounds very good! I love coconut milk anything. 🙂

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