Jamaican cornmeal porridge

Jamaican cornmeal porridge

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Delicious Jamaican cornmeal porridge made free from dairy – Vegan, Vegetarian, gluten free




  1. Mix the cornmeal with water and set aside.
  2. Pour the 3 cups of coconut milk into a sauce pan and simmer for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.
  3. Once the milk starts to boil, add the cornmeal mixture to the pot. Do this slowly and make sure to turn consistency to omit lumps – continue to stir until all the watery cornmeal has gone.
  4.  Add the spices, pink salt, vanilla and condensed milk.
  5. Reduce the flame to low, cover the pot and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring the porridge occasionally until the porridge is smooth and creamy.
  6. Serve accordingly


Ensure to stir cornmeal in the initial stages and throughout to omit lumps forming.

Cornmeal is sometimes sold as polenta or maize meal.