White Pudding (Cuscuz Branco)

Cuscuz Branco is a traditional Brazilian white pudding made from coconut and tapioca. It is a richly decadent pudding with just the right amount of sweetness and a perfect texture. Cuzcuz Branco originates in the Northeastern Brazil and is most typically enjoyed during the Brazilian winter holidays. It is an easy to make dessert that is perfect for friends and guests are around.

*Makes 6 Servings*
1 cup milk
1 and 1/4 cups raw shredded coconut
2 tablespoons condensed sweetened milk
1 and 1/2 cups pearl tapioca
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon coconut shreds for covering

1) In an serving platter, add the 1 and 1/4 cup coconut shreds, the pearl tapioca, and sugar and mix well.
2) Now add the milk, coconut milk, and condensed milk to a saucepan on medium heat until it boils.
3) Once boiling, pour this liquid over the dry ingredients in the platter and mix well.
4) Once well mixed, cover the platter tightly with a tablecloth and let it sit and cool for 2-3 hours.
5) After it has cooled down, cover the dish with the tablespoon of coconut shreds. It is now ready to serve.


  1. veronica kaimoto

    i like all the recipe of brazilian food

  2. thank u

  3. Gonna try and cook thtat

  4. Diva

    Hi! I am brazilian but i never baked a white baked a white pudim. I ate at the beach sold by those boys. So now i can bake it myself. Obrigada.

  5. melissa

    Can I store it in the refrigerator overnight?
    I would have to make it the night before I would eat it. What kind of serving platter..one with 1 or 2 inch sides?
    Thank you

    • Pbicudo1

      Yes you definitely can! A 2 inch serving platter would be better.

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