Jamaican Corn Meal Porridge

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 402 kcal
Author Imma


  • 2 cups water
  • 2-3 cups coconut milk drinkable carton variety
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • ½ teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg adjust to taste
  • Sweeteners (condensed milk coconut sugar, brown sugar
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk)


  1. Add about 2 cups water and 2 cups coconut milk to a heavy large saucepan. Throw in ½ stick cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil.
  2. Gradually whisk in the cornmeal, until you have add the whole thing in the pot, a little bit at a time and keep stirring with a wooden spoon to prevent any lumps.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and cook until the mixture thickens about 15 minutes.
  4. Add flavoring vanilla extract, nutmeg and sweetened condensed milk.
  5. Adjust consistency with coconut and/or water if desired.
  6. Turn off the heat. Serve piping hot with extra nutmeg, sweeteners an