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Cocada Cremosa de Banana (Banana-Coconut Pudding) -- A tropical treat to die for!

A tropical, delicious, gluten-free pudding (cocada cremosa), perfect for easy entertainment.
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 2 (8 oz) cups


  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14oz or 396 g
  • 2 measures brown sugar use the empty condensed milk can as measurement
  • 7 ounces dehydrated or unsweetened coconut flakes 200 g
  • 5 medium ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  • Place all the ingredients, except the vanilla and heavy cream, into a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until mixture has thickened (approximately 15 minutes). Stir in both the vanilla and heavy cream. Pour mixture into small glasses and decorate as desired. The cocada cremosa (pudding) can be served warm, at room temperature, or even chilled. Because this is a very sweet treat, I serve it in small glasses.

Recipe Notes

Storage: This cocada cremosa can be kept into a well sealed glass or plastic container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If necessary, stir in a bit of heavy cream to soften.
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