Brazilian Hominy Pudding (Canjica Doce)

Canjica is a creamy pudding made from white hominy corn, very similar to rice pudding.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 2 cups dried hominy corn, soaked overnight in water to cover
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 or 4 whole cloves
  • 2 1⁄2 cups milk
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground cinnamon


  • Place the corn and soaking water in a large saucepan. Add the salt to the corn and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat until the corn is tender, about 1 hour.
  • Add the cinnamon stick, cloves, milk, and condensed milk to the corn. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook, stirring often with a wooden spoon, until mixture thickens and becomes very creamy, and the corn is very tender. Remove cinnamon stick and cloves.
  • When ready to serve, garnish with the ground cinnamon.