Akasan (Corn Flour Shake)

Akasan from HaitianCooking.com
  • Servings : 2-4

Akasan is a corn flour based shake popular in Haiti. Unlike traditional shakes this shake starts by cooking corn flour. In Haiti, there are many vendors that sell the shake pre-made, but most just make it at home. The drink can be served warm, but it usually chilled and served as a refreshing drink. Try it out an let us know what you think.


  • 2 1/2 Cups of water
  • 12 oz Can of evaporated milk
  • 1/2 Cup of corn flour
  • 3 Anise stars (or 1 tsp of Anise star extract)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Cup of Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon


Step 1

In a sauce pan, bring 2 cups of water, salt, cinnamon, and anise star to a boil.

Step 2

Using a small mixing bowl, mix the corn flour and water into a paste.

Step 3

Slowly add the paste to the boiling water and stir constantly to eliminate lumps.

Step 4

Reduce the heat to medium and allow the corn flour to cook for 4-6 min while constantly stirring.

Step 5

Remove the anise star and add the vanilla and evaporated milk.

Step 6

Mix thoroughly then serve warm or chilled.

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  1. posted by yoli on September 23, 2014

    Awesome and easy recipes to follow…


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