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Popular Jamaican puddings - Sweet Potato and Cornmeal PuddingsPopular Jamaican puddings - Sweet Potato and Cornmeal Puddings | Photo Credits Below

We love puddings! A #Real Jamaican will have a healthy slice of pudding in the morning, noon or night - not only for dessert. 

But ask a few Jamaicans what is their favourite Jamaican pudding.
I'll bet you (and win) that 95% of them will respond with either one of the following two (2):

  • Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding or
  • Jamaican Cornmeal Pudding!

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And so, it is for this reason, while I am on the matter of Jamaican food, that I chose to share them with you, the recipes for two most popular Jamaican puddings with you..

By the way, did I tell you that we also combine them?

Oh yes, we do have Jamaican sweet potato & cornmeal pudding recipe (combo style) as well. 

I actually posted it sometime ago and it is still creating waves. 
You can get the recipe for that one here.

Here now are the individual recipes for them below - enjoy (and please share)

Authentic Jamaican Cornmeal Pudding RECIPE

Traditional Jamaican Pudding - CornmealTraditional Jamaican Pudding - Cornmeal | PhotoCredit: @westindiangrocerydelivery


  • 1/4 lb. grated pumpkin 
  • 2 cups grated coconut 
  • 1/4 pound sugar 
  • 1 cup cornmeal 
  • 1 tsp salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup flour 
  • 2 tablespoons shortening 
  • 1 teaspoon spice 
  • 2 oz raisins and,
  • milk (or water) to mix



  1. Mix together pumpkin and coconut with dry ingredients
  2. Melt shortening and add it to the dry ingredients. 
  3. Mix in the milk (or water)
  4. Bake in a greased shallow pan in a moderate oven.


  • Combine 1 cup whole milk, 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder and approximately 3 oz dark sugar.  Mix until sugar dissolves, then..
  • Pour the mixture over the pudding mixture and bake at 350°F for one hour.

Traditional Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding RECIPE

jamaican_pudding_sweet_potato_recipeSweet Potato Pudding | PhotoCredit:


  • 4 cups grated sweet potatoes 
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons rum 
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • grated rind of 1 lime
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered cinnamon 
  • 1 tablespoon seedless raisins



  1. Add sugar gradually to grated potatoes and eggs and mix well
  2. Mix in butter vigorously with a fork
  3. Add milk and blend well.
  4. Mix in grated rind of lime and the lime juice
  5. Add the rum
  6. Mix well
  7. Sift salt, baking powder and cinnamon together
  8. Add all, plus raisins and continue mixing
  9. Pour the mixture into a greased pan and bake at a moderate oven for about 50 minutes, until done. 
  10. Remove, cool and serve.

Makes approximately 8 servings.


  • Combine 1 cup whole milk, 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder and approximately 3 oz dark sugar.  Mix until sugar dissolves, then..
  • Pour the mixture over the pudding mixture and bake at 350°F for one hour.

I Should Tell You....

Jamaican Pudding - The Traditional WayJamaican Pudding - The Traditional Way
  • If you are in (or visiting) Jamaica and venturing on the north coast, be sure to stop by the popular Jamaican Pudding Man in Priory (near St. Ann's Bay). He prepares it the traditional way, the way our grandparents did!

    He is right there on the side of the road!
  • In addition to treasured Cornmeal and Sweet Potato puddings, be sure to check out other trending Jamaican puddings, including, Jamaican pumpkin pudding, Jamaican toto pudding, Jamaican bread pudding, Jamaican vegan pudding, Jamaican breadfruit pudding and evenJamaican yam pudding!

If not yet done, be sure to check out Our Blue Draws, and Christmas cake pudding recipes! You'll love 'em!

Watch YouTube Video! Here's A Jamaican Potato Pudding Recipe Video 

Auntie Debbie has shared her version (in a fun way) of Jamaican sweet potato. Watch and enjoy.

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Now over to you! Please be sure to share a comment below to let me know how you did :-) I will respond.

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