Umami-rich Brazilian Corn Pudding

15 servings

This creamy dessert is made from fresh corn, which is rich in umami.


  • 8 ears of corn, husk and silk removed
  • 3 cups of whole milk
  • 3/4 pound (350g) sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Ground cinnamon for dusting


  1. Using a sharp knife, cut the corn kernels from cobs. Blend corn kernels in a blender until obtain a paste (about 3 minutes). Pass the corn mixture through a sieve, pressing the solids with a spatula, to remove all the pulp.

  2. Put the corn pulp in a medium pan and combine milk, sugar and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens (about 10 minutes).

  3. Transfer to dessert cups and dust with a little amount of ground cinnamon. Chill for 3 hours, until cool and set.

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