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Colada de Maizena (Colombian Cornstarch Pudding)

This cornstarch pudding is simple and very easy to make. The perfect afternoon snack or simple dessert.

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It is a popular dish made with milk, cornstarch, vanilla, sugar and cinnamon. It’s almost like a vanilla pudding without the eggs.

Tips to Make this Recipe

I like using a whole vanilla bean to make this recipe, but you can use vanilla extract if you prefer.

I recommend using whole milk when making colada de maizena, because I find that the texture is creamier with whole milk.

You can serve the colada warm or let it chill before serving it. If you refrigerate it, be sure to place plastic wrap over it.

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I e-mailed all of my cousins ​​in Colombia trying to find this recipe. My grandmother made this often pudding when I was growing up as an afternoon snack and it’s been a long time since I’ve had it. I don’t know if it was the weather, but I’ve been craving wash for a while. I made it last week and it was so comforting and tasted just like Mamita’s!

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Colada de Maizena Recipe (Colombian Cornstarch Pudding)

Erica Dinho

Prep Time 5 mins

cook time 10 mins

total time fifteen mins

course Dessert

Cuisine Colombian

Servings 4 servings

calories 280 kcal


  • ¼ cup cornstarch corn starch
  • 5 cups whole milk
  • cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Seeds of 1 vanilla bean


  • In a medium bowl, mix together the cornstarch or cornstarch with 1 cup of the milk until the cornstarch is dissolved and there are no lumps.

  • Pour the rest of the milk, the sugar, cinnamon stick and the vanilla seeds into a medium pot, then gradually whisk in the corn starch mixture.

  • Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, until the colada is thickened to the consistency of a thin pudding.

  • Remove from heat, discard the cinnamon stick and serve hot.


calories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 10gfat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 37mgsodium: 117mgpotassium: 462mgFiber: 1gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 497UIVitamin C: 0.03mgcalcium: 384mgIron: 0.1mg

keyword Colombian, Colombian Food, Colombian recipes

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You can also adjust the amount of milk to adjust the consistency of the pudding. The same applies to the amount of sugar and how sweet you want the wash. I like mine thick and sweet and I usually eat it with a spoon. This recipe is really easy to make and kids love it!


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About Erica Dinho

My name is Erica and I was born and raised in Colombia and now live in the northeastern United States with my husband and family. This blog was inspired by my grandmother, Mamita, who was an amazing traditional Colombian cook.

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