The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and Indian pudding fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Indian Pudding fun facts.

Indian Pudding Fun Facts: Indian pudding is a more elaborate form of corn hasty pudding. It consists of milk, cornmeal, and molasses, (or, alternatively, maple syrup and honey, and sometimes sugar), spices (nearly always including cinnamon and ground ginger), butter, and usually raisins and nuts, baked in a slow oven for several hours.

  • The name Indian pudding does not refer to the native Americans. In fact it is used to identify the main ingredient, which is cornmeal, since it was once called Indian meal.
  • Indian pudding is a traditional New England dessert.
  • National Indian pudding Day is utilized to enjoy the savory and sweet puddings which are part of the Native American Indian cuisine.
  • In the 1920s and 1930s, the dish slipped from favor in much of the US. One reason was the rise of packaged puddings in popular flavors like chocolate, with more desirable silky textures.

Key Dates

  • February 17th and November 13th is National Indian Pudding Day.

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Fun Facts We Missed

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Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Indian Pudding.

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