As you know, I have some strict dietary restrictions that eliminate a lot of pre-made options for me, like pudding! I have a BIG sweet tooth and I crave chocolate on a daily basis so you can imagine my excitement when I discovered a vegan chocolate pudding recipe by Chocolate Covered Katie through a quick Google images search.
What drew me to Katie’s recipe is that it was one of the only recipe’s I’ve seen that didn’t include avocado or refined sugar. Two pluses for me! Avocados can be expensive so the fact that I don’t need it, meant that I get to make this pudding more often than not.
I’ve made this vegan chocolate pudding about 4 times now and once for friends. It’s been a hit! I initially followed the instructions below but have since then realized that I can actually just add all of the ingredients in the saucepan at the same time and it will turn out the same way. I added a little more vanilla and even crushed up raspberries for tartness. The next batch that I try is going to be with cardamom.
Scroll below for the list of ingredients and instructions and head to Chocolate Covered Katie for more optional ingredients and tips on creating this tasty dessert. Looking for pudding recipes? Try my recently made Vegan Persian Rose Rice Pudding.
- 2 cups of canned coconut milk
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/3 honey ( I personally still eat honey but you can use any liquid sweetener you’d like)
- 1/2 cup milk of choice + 3 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot flour or tapioca flour.
- optional 3.5 oz chocolate chips
- 3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Heat the 2 cups canned coconut milk in a saucepan with the salt, cocoa powder, and sweetener.
- Meanwhile, whisk the cornstarch and 1/2 cup milk in a small bowl until dissolved.
- When the 2 cups coconut milk is warm, add the cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, stir constantly for 2 minutes.
- Lower to a simmer for an additional minute, then turn off the heat. Once the heat is off, stir in the vanilla and broken-up chocolate pieces until the chocolate melts.
- Transfer the pudding to the refrigerator to thicken.
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