Caribbean corn porridge – Copyright Coquere

Caribbean corn porridge is, as the name implies, a porridge that originates from the Caribbean islands


Caribbean corn porridge

Caribbean corn porridge is, as the name implies, a porridge that originates from the Caribbean islands. This is of course natural, since corn is grown there and is a staple food. You can find corn porridge in a number of other parts of the world, including the southern states of the USA, and in Italy. There is, however, a difference in Caribbean corn porridge, because it often contains coconut milk, as in this recipe. In this corn porridge you get a velvety soft texture, with a lovely hint of coconut. It is a hearty porridge so the recipe should hold 2 people.



1 dl fine polenta or cornmeal
1.5 dl coconut milk
About. 3.5 dl milk
4-6 teaspoons sugar (can be omitted if desired)
½ teaspoon vanilla sugar
½ teaspoon salt


  1. Put the polenta in a small bowl and add 1.5 dl milk. Mix this well and let it stand aside.
  2. Put coconut milk and the rest of the milk (2 dl) in a thick-bottomed saucepan.
  3. Add sugar, vanilla sugar and salt. Bring to the boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  4. When the milk boils, stir in the polenta mixture. Bring to the boil again and simmer for 5-6 minutes. Sometimes the porridge becomes too thick – then just you sprinkle with a little and a little milk, until you get a suitable consistency. Just be careful not to pour in too much milk at a time so that the porridge stops boiling.


Served: Immediately with a little knob of butter and sprinkle over a little cinnamon, if you like.

Allergy: Gluten free. Lactose-free if you use lactose-free milk. Low FODMAP. Coconut milk contains high FODMAP, but must tolerant a small amount as in this recipe pr. portion.

Useful information about the ingredients

Cornmeal or polenta is a good alternative and contains many healthy nutrients. In addition to the fact that it saturates for a long time, and thus it can be a good alternative for weight reduction. Read more about the benefits of cornmeal: Cornmeal

Coconut milk has many health benefits, and also contains many good nutrients. Research suggests that it also has a weight-reducing effect. On the other hand, it is uncertain whether fat can negatively affect cholesterol levels. It is therefore recommended to use light coconut milk i.e., with low fat content. Especially if you use it often in your diet. Read more about the health benefits of coconut milk: Coconut milk

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