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Cream of Wheat Recipe

This easy cream of wheat recipe (farina) is made with evaporated milk, cinnamon and some vanilla extract for flavor. Hot cereal is the perfect iron rich breakfast to get your day started on the right foot!
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Keyword: cream of wheat recipes, dominican farina, farina recipe, hot cereal, porridge, cream of wheat recipe
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 686kcal



  • First, start by adding the cream of wheatevaporated milk, water, vanilla extract, sugar, salt and cinnamon stick to a sauce pan. Give everything a quick stir to combine before turning the heat on to medium high.
  • Stir the entire time to prevent the farina from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • Once the hot cereal begins to boil, add in the butter and lower the heat to low. Continue stirring to melt the butter into the cream of wheat.
  • Turn off the heat once you have reached your desired consistency. This will only take about 3-4 minutes. The longer you cook the cream of wheat, the thicker it will be.
  • Finally, top with fruits, ground cinnamon or whatever you’d like and enjoy!


  • If the cream of wheat is too thick for your liking, add 1/4 cup of whole milk and stir for a thinner consistency. Keep adding milk 1/4 cup at a time as needed if you want it even thinner. The thickness of your hot cereal will be based on personal preference. I like mine on the thicker side so I don’t add any milk.
  • It’s very important to stir constantly. This will avoid the bottom from burning or sticking to the pan.
  • Substitute the evaporated milk for whole milk if you don’t have any. The measurements will be the same, but the cream of wheat will be a little less creamy.


Calories: 686kcal | Carbohydrates: 100g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 533mg | Potassium: 595mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 67g | Vitamin A: 762IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 777mg | Iron: 15mg