Haupia (how-PEE-ah) is a traditional coconut-milk based Hawaiian dessert.
It is often served in luaus (lū‘au), a traditional Hawaiian party or feast.
The traditional Hawaiian recipe for haupia calls for heated coconut milk and mixed with ground pia (Arrowroot). However, there’s a lack of availability of arrowroot starch, thus cornstarch is used as a substitute.
Mom is making some Haupia using this ready mix packaging.
I’m checking it … Mmmm I’ve read that coconut is good for dogs but mom insist that this dessert is only for human consumption due to added ingredients not good for me.
The typical modern recipe for haupia consist of fresh diluted coconut milk, sugar, salt, water then mixed with cornstarch and heated until thickened and smooth, like a gelatin. Then poured into a pan and chilled. It is traditionally cut and served into small blocks.
Mom said there’s a certain acquired taste of haupia and sometimes people need to get accustomed to it. So she was a bit fancy serving haupia.
She made some fried apple bananas and topped it with haupia and strawberry.
It’s pretty, isn’t it? It’s tasty too …
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prancer pie says
Too bad you (or us!), don’t get to taste this yummy-looking dessert! Happy Tuesday, furriends!
brooke & darwin says
mmmm I love haupia! I compare it to coconut jello. 🙂
have you tried kulolo yet? It’s like poi mochi. mmmm.
Sure looks good!! We love that picture of you checking out the package!! Happy Tasty Tuesday!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug
Gizmo (@GizmoGeodog) says
Haupia sounds really interesting and not too hard to make…Just curious about how sweet it should be…is it sweetened like jello or not as much? And I have to ask…what are Apple Bananas? Are they like plantains? Wishing you a great yummy Golden day…you pal Gizmo
Hey Sugar, Jet here.
Wow, how cool, Mom never heard of this before… may she refer to it in an upcoming edition of her Kitchen Counselor newsletter???
There have been times where Mom would give us a quarter tsp. of coconut oil for our coats and inner wellness… good stuff!
I’ve never tried coconut before, will have to give it a taste!
Mmmmmmmm….I love coconut so I know I would love this!! Thank you Sugar for telling me all about this. I just might have to learn how to make this!!
*woof*woof* for a happy day!!:-)
Urban Hounds says
It does look tasty for sure. And you know how much I love strawberries, I bet that makes it even better.
Madi and Mom says
It sounds and looks quite tasty. Mom says presentation of food can often change how folks react to it.
Your mom is a smart cookie
Hugs madi your BFFF
Frankie Furter and Ernie says
OH SUGAR…… girrrrrl this brings back DELICIOUS Memories. MOM just LOVED that stuffs. She went CRAZY over it in fact. She says it is the BESTEST TREAT she had when in Hawaii.
Casey the Boxer says
Explain why your momma would bother making a dessert that you can’t eat. That’s not fair at all!
Looks delish! Would love to try it…
easy rider says
I have no idea who is more drooling… mom or me…. it looks so delicious!!!
Comedy Plus says
I didn’t get to taste any of this either Sugar. You and I are in the same boat.
Have a woof woof day. My best to your wonderful mom. 🙂
i love all things coconut, it all looks good to me
Kirby the Dorkie says
Sounds yummy I think. Love your picture Sugar!
Hi Sugar, I love coconut and give Hunter coconut oil several times a week on his kibble. This is a dessert I haven’t tried before; next time we are in Kauai, I will try it. Hope you have a great day!
Wags, Noreen & Hunter
A Husky Life says
That looks delicious!
Molly The Wally says
It is cool to drool Sugar. Yummy. Can we have those with sausage? Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly
Looks delicious. Thank you for the thoughtful comment on our blog!
That sounds and looks delicious! I often drink coconut milk as a substitute for cow milk and like it a lot, so I bet that dessert is pretty tasty!
Fenris, Tuiren, Socks & Scylla says
It looks very yummy.
I don’t know about dogs and coconut, but my chickens and ducks LOVE coconut. They love the sweetened flakes. We call it chicken crack. 😉
Yummers! Ma can’t stand the ‘fake’ coconut, butts she LOVES fresh coconut! That looks really good Sugar!
caren gittleman says
YUM!! This is making me hungry!
It does look yummy and we bet our mommy would like it since it’s coconut. We hope you got some other treat for helping your mom with it!
Sounds absolutely delish!
Murphy & Stanley says
We’re looking for the food samples??
Keep Calm & Bark On,
Murphy & Stanley
That definitely looks yummy! And the fried apple bananas, I’ve never heard of that either but my mouth is watering now! Is there any way your mom can make the haupia animal friendly?
Those look so tasty! I am sorry you did not get to have one, Sugar! I hope you got some tasty treats of your own to make up for it 🙂
AS you know my vickie does not know her way around the kitchen, other than feeding me and my pals, but that doesnt mean we don’t like to look at hte pictures of all the goodies you guys do on Tasty Tuesday.
Boy those do look good……
Wow, that looks fantastic, Sugar! And, thanks for letting
me know about the hop – I added my post to it!