Ginger Milk Pudding

#29 Hot Thai Kitchen’s Ginger Milk Pudding

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Why I tried this recipe

I was thoroughly intrigued when I saw her recipe video for this ginger milk pudding. Two simple ingredients were all it takes to make a pudding that can balance a spoon on its surface. No gelatin or agar agar was even required to set it.

Experiences from making this Ginger Milk Pudding

According to a Wikipedia article, the ginger has a protease zingipain that curdles the milk. This allows it obtain a pudding like texture as it sits. 

Heating the milk milk up in a microwave is a quick method that requires little clean up. However, do only heat it in 10 to 20 second increments. Or else, it would warm too quickly and you would need to wait for it to cool down before adding to the ginger juice.

The milk should be about 70°C in order for the enzymes in the ginger juice to work at optimal rate. If it is too hot, the enzymes would be denatured and be unable to curdle the milk.

Ginger Milk Pudding
Ginger Milk Pudding

Using nut milks or other non dairy milks would not work here. The proteins found in the milk is essential to set up the pudding for this particular recipe.

Overall, I found this ginger milk pudding recipe easy to execute with satisfying results. 

Ease to make

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Hot Thai Kitchen's Ginger Milk Pudding

A ginger milk pudding made with just 2 ingredients.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Pudding
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 portions


  • Grater
  • Two 6 ounce ramekins


  • 4 tsp ginger juice
  • 200 ml milk 2 cups


  • Start with about 3 inches (7.5cm) of ginger. Grate it with a fine grater to obtain 4 teaspoon of ginger juice. Discard the ginger fibre.
  • Add 2 teaspoon of ginger juice into each ramekin.
  • In a microwave safe cup, heat the milk in 20 second increments until it just starts to steam.
  • Pour the warmed milk into the ramekin. Let it sit undisturbed for 10 minutes.
  • Once the pudding has set, serve it warm.


The ginger juice would not be able to curdle a non dairy milk.
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