Recipes from The Cook Islands: Poke (Banana Pudding)

Recipes from The Cook Islands

Poke (Banana Pudding)

Country: The Cook Islands
Course: Dessert
Makes: 4 servings


  • 1 cup starch (arrowroot is traditional, but cornstarch can also be used)
  • 2 cups mashed or pureed banana
  • Sugar (optional)
  • 3/4 cup coconut cream


  1. Blend the bananas with the starch until you get a smooth consistency. Add 1/4 cup of the coconut cream and mix until well-incorporated.
  2. Pour the mixture into a greased baking dish (I actually used little mini tart pans since there wasn't really a whole lot of the mixture).
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, or until beginning to brown on top.
  4. Meanwhile, boil the rest of the coconut cream until it thickens a little. Pour the thickened cream over the banana puddings and serve.