How to make Atadwe (tiger nut) milk pudding

A lot of Ghanaians are fascinated with tiger nuts for reasons best known to them.

How to make Atadwe (tiger nut) milk pudding

Although it is not confirmed that the nut helps you to erect as a man, it is a known fact that it contains Vitamin E and this helps the sperms to move actively to fertilize the eggs.

This is probably what fascinates the men and causes them to continually make a fuss about tiger nut. In almost every part of the country, Atadwe is one of the foods that are easy to find.

This is a homemade atadwe milk or tiger nut pudding with tips for success.


2cups Tigernut (wash well and soak in water overnight)

1/3cups Local rice (soak overnight or 4hrs)

1/2cups Dark brown sugar/ caramelized sugar syrup

1/2tsp Salt

4cups water (as needed)


  • Add water, tiger nut and rice together and blend in a food processor or a very sharp blender
  • Strain in a fine-mesh strainer to extract the milk. You can add water to the chaff and blend again to extract more milk
  • Use a cheesecloth or silk scarf, place over the strainer and give it the final strain to trap any excess chaff.
  • Add the brown sugar or caramelized sugar syrup, salt and give it a good stir
  • On medium heat, use a whisk or rubber spatula to stir it continuously in the same direction
  • Stir continuously till thickened and no longer tasting raw. Turn off heat
  • Pour into a serving glass to cool down.
  • Serve it warm or cold with or without evaporated milk.


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