Delicious Vegan African Cuisine

Tigernut Pudding (Atadwe Milk – Vegan)

This blog post provides a very simple recipe for Atadwe Milk, a popular street drink in Ghana. He only has 5 ingredients.

What is tiger nut

Tigernuts have many names (earth almond, chufa, yellow nut sedge). Tiger he nuts can be found in many parts of the world, from the African continent to the Indian subcontinent to Europe. Tigernuts have a caramel flavor, and some have noted that they have a flavor closer to almonds and walnuts. They are also ideal for those with nut allergies. They are rich in fiber and antioxidants. This page (click here)

Just what you need for this tiger nut pudding.

  • Tigernut: These are the stars of cooking, giving them a milky consistency.
  • White rice: They are used as thickeners because the rice starch is good for turning milk into puddings.
  • sugar: It adds sweetness to it.I used plain white sugar
  • Molasses: I used molasses for color and depth of flavor, but that’s totally optional.You can use just brown sugar instead of white sugar and molasses
  • nutmeg: The perfect flavor additive.
tiger nut pudding

Frequently Asked Questions + Substitutions

Can I use brown rice?

Yes absolutely you can.Rice acts as a thickener, brown rice works well

What to do with leftover tiger nut chaff?

Tiger nut shells (leftovers after blending and straining tiger nuts) can also be used in granola, as a gluten-free flour in cookies, or in streusel for tiger nut coffee cake. (Recipe coming soon).

Can this recipe be made healthier?

Of course, you can also use unrefined sugar such as coconut sugar or brown sugar and skip the white sugar and molasses.


  • 2 cups dried tiger nuts
  • 1/4 cup white rice (jasmine preferred)
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg



Soak tiger nuts and rice in a bowl overnight in plenty of water.


The next day, combine the soaked tiger nuts and rice in a high-speed blender with 5 cups of water. For a thicker, creamier consistency, you can use as little as 4 cups of water.


Strain milk into pan using cheesecloth or nut milk bag


Place the milk over medium heat and stir slowly in one direction (changing direction or stopping suddenly will lump the pudding).


When the milk thickens to the consistency of crepe dough, add sugar, molasses and nutmeg while stirring


Once the add-in is mixed, cook for a few minutes until thickened and remove from heat.


As the pudding cools, it will continue to thicken. Enjoy as is or with plant-based milk.

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