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How to Make HaupiaTreats-The Low Carb Way



Delicious haupia - Hawaiian Coconut Pudding

When I was a child, I could not understand why people liked to eat coconuts. Coconut flakes were dry and had a chalky taste to me. I would endlessly chew the coconut flakes until my my mouth became numb with effort. In the end I would just give up and spit the flakes out. One day when I went to a local Hawaiian restaurant, I got to sample a Hawaiian dessert called Haupia.

It was this small square of deliciousness that was made with coconut milk. I couldn't believe how yummy it tasted. Ever since, I started to try everything with coconut in it. Coconut cake, coconut ice cream, coconut candy. In the end, I became such a fan of coconut, I even started using coconut oil on my skin and hair.

Haupia is a traditional Hawaiian dessert made with coconut milk that's popular in Hawaii. Although it's sometimes called haupia pudding, it's consistency is more like gelatin and usually served cut into squares. Haupia flavored desserts can be found all over Hawaii and even McDonald's sell Haupia Pies similar to their apple pies. In grocery stores throughout the islands, you can find yummy things such as haupia pies and haupia cakes. Ted's Bakery in Hawaii makes some of the best island-style pies including haupia.

I tried to create a haupia dessert that was easy to make and low in carbs. I used minimal ingredients and came up with a sweet dessert that turned out quite tasty.

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Coconut milk is good for you

Many people argue over the health benefits of coconut milk like they do with so many other food products. However many countries around the world have been eating the coconut for centuries for its health benefits. Not only is the coconut a naturally healthy food, it also tastes good.

Modern research points to the fact that we need good fats to keep our bodies healthy. Coconut milk contains lauric acid, antimicrobial lipids and capric acid, which have antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. The body uses lauric acid and converts it into monolaurin, which is believed to fight viruses and bacteria that cause herpes and influenza. It is also packed with vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5, and B6 as well as iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.

Recent research has shown that those who primarily use coconut oils rather than animal or vegetable fats have a lower incidence of heart disease. In the Philippines, coconut oil is used to moisturize hair and skin and to treat skin infections and wounds due to its anti-bacterial properties.

15 benefits of coconut oil



Low-carb haupia square recipe


1 13.5 oz can coconut milk

1 cup heavy cream

18-20 packets of artificial sweetener such as splenda or 3/4 granulated sweetener ( use more or less depending on your taste )

1/2 cup water

3 envelopes unflavored gelatin

1/2 cup shredded coconuts unsweetened( optional )

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In a saucepan, mix together the coconut milk and sweetener over low heat. Dissolve the gelatin in water for one minute. Stir the gelatin mixture into the sweetened coconut milk. Add the heavy cream and mix well.

Pour the coconut mixture into an 8-inch square pan. Sprinkle the flaked coconuts on top if you like. Cool to room temperature and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares and serve.

Here's a recipe to the perfect haupia

Please feel free to leave your comments. Each and every one is appreciated.

Mir Letoto on March 08, 2017:

THANK YOU so much for this! I'm intolerant to corn really badly and I crave this all the time. Never seen a low carb recipe before. I think this'll do the trick

Shinichi Mine (author) from Tokyo, Japan on June 08, 2014:

@Ibidii: Ibidii, Stevia or real sugar works just fine. Congrats on the quiz you whiz girl. :)

Shinichi Mine (author) from Tokyo, Japan on June 08, 2014:

@Merrci: Thanks Merrci. This one really is one of my favorites.

Merry Citarella from Oregon's Southern Coast on June 08, 2014:

Congrats on being promoted to Best of. This recipe looks so good, especially on a warm summery day! I will definitely have to try this one. Thanks Smine27!

Ibidii on June 08, 2014:

Sounds good, I cannot use the sugar substitutes, so I use Stevia or real sugar. I wonder if it would taste good with stevia. I only got one wrong on the quiz, the fiber!

asereht1970 from Philippines on May 28, 2014:

Funny, but I love coconut flakes. If I have to choose between the coco juice and the flakes, I take the flakes. I can eat it raw, or sometimes cook it with sugar or what we call bucayo or coconut sweet.

OrnitA on February 09, 2014:

First time I hear about Haupia! I love coconuts. gonna try it, looks very promising!

Shinichi Mine (author) from Tokyo, Japan on November 03, 2013:

@Rangoon House: I understand why you would go with sugar. I would use about 1/2 cup of sugar for this recipe.

Shinichi Mine (author) from Tokyo, Japan on November 03, 2013:

@VinnWong: Thanks Vinn. It is really good.

AJ from Australia on October 31, 2013:

Feeling proud that I aced the coconut quiz! Out of interest, how much sugar would substitute the Splenda - I'm of the school that I would rather the real thing. Haupia looks delicious.

VinnWong on October 31, 2013:

This looks amazing! I can almost imagine what it'd taste like...mmmmmmmmmmmm

Shinichi Mine (author) from Tokyo, Japan on October 16, 2013:

@silla lm: Let me know how it turns out.

silla lm on October 16, 2013:

This looks good, can't wait to try it!

Shinichi Mine (author) from Tokyo, Japan on October 10, 2013:

@Lydia Ham: Oh yeah I love it that way too!

Lydia Ham on October 10, 2013:

I love putting coconut milk in Thai curry sauces. It is delicious!

Shinichi Mine (author) from Tokyo, Japan on September 24, 2013:

@TransplantedSoul: Thank you for commenting. Coconut flakes are definitely uninteresting. I think they were made to be transformed. ;)

TransplantedSoul on September 22, 2013:

I agree, coconut flakes can be pretty hard and uninteresting to eat. Your recipe seems poised to change people's opinion of coconut.

Shinichi Mine (author) from Tokyo, Japan on September 03, 2013:

@GregoryMoore: Thanks so much!

Gregory Moore from Louisville, KY on September 03, 2013:

Well done. Looks great!

Shinichi Mine (author) from Tokyo, Japan on September 03, 2013:

@goldenrulecomics: Thanks for visiting. I really appreciate it. :)

Shinichi Mine (author) from Tokyo, Japan on September 03, 2013:

@Redneck Lady Luck: Thanks so much for your comment. Cheers!

goldenrulecomics from New Jersey on September 02, 2013:

Looks good! Thanks for sharing

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on September 01, 2013:

Looks delicious.

Shinichi Mine (author) from Tokyo, Japan on August 24, 2013:

@Minoru10: Yes it's real easy to make and yummy!

Michael Yoshinaka from Honolulu, Hawaii on August 23, 2013:

Gotta try this !

Shinichi Mine (author) from Tokyo, Japan on July 19, 2013:

@jknake lm: Hi there. Thanks so much for commenting on my lens. Yes haupia is usually eaten with traditional Hawaiian dishes but can also be found in hotel buffets and into western styles like haupia cake. Mahalo to you as well!

Shinichi Mine (author) from Tokyo, Japan on July 19, 2013:

@ValerieJoy: Thanks so much for visiting my lens. Please try some haupia. Wish I could just send it over to ya. hehe. Have a great weekend!

Shinichi Mine (author) from Tokyo, Japan on July 19, 2013:

@takkhisa: Thanks for visiting my coconut square lens. Cheers!

Shinichi Mine (author) from Tokyo, Japan on July 19, 2013:

@prakash-mishra-9212: thank you so much!

Shinichi Mine (author) from Tokyo, Japan on July 16, 2013:

jknake, thank you for your comment. They are so easy to make a delicious!

Shinichi Mine (author) from Tokyo, Japan on July 16, 2013:

ValerieJoy, thanks so much for visiting. You have to try some! They are delish!

jknake lm on July 15, 2013:

I have been to Hawaii several times as our son lives there. I had never heard of Haupia. It sounds interesting. . I think I'd like to make it. And Mahalo to you!

Valerie Smith from New Zealand on July 13, 2013:

Your coconut squares look delicious. I had never Haupia before.

Shinichi Mine (author) from Tokyo, Japan on July 13, 2013:

oh yes it's a traditional dessert served with hawaiian food or at luaus takkhis.

Takkhis on July 12, 2013:

I have never been to Hawaii, so I did know there is a food called Haupia! It sounds delicious :)

Shinichi Mine (author) from Tokyo, Japan on July 09, 2013:

Thank you prakash-mishra-9212 for visiting!

prakash-mishra-9212 on July 09, 2013:

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