This vegan dark chocolate pudding is not only dairy-free and egg-free, it’s also simple, rich, and creamy. I honestly can’t remember where the recipe originally came from, because it was shared with us over a decade ago. But these days I have a lot more experience making chocolate pudding, and wanted to re-share this staple recipe with some of my own tips.
Alisa’s Notes: Vegan Dark Chocolate Pudding
I’ve opted not to alter the ingredients in the original recipe. However, I have added a few words in the directions for more seamless results. I’ve also included options in the recipe introduction for customizing the recipe to your personal tastes.
Okay, I did make one tiny adaption to the ingredients. The original recipe recommended using soymilk, but I’ve broadened this to dairy-free milk beverage in general. We’ve had luck making chocolate pudding with coconut milk beverage and almond milk beverage, too. Nonetheless, I would avoid using a milk beverage with protein added. They tend to have mixed results in recipes like this.
Special Diet Notes: Vegan Dark Chocolate Pudding
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and top food allergy-friendly.
- In small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water to form a paste.
- In a large saucepan, whisk together the milk beverage, sugar, cocoa, vanilla, and cornstarch mixture. Bring it to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Stir as it bubbles until the mixture thickens, about 3 minutes. The pudding will continue to thicken as it cools.
- Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
- Serve immediately or cover and chill in the refrigerator. Optionally top with whipped coconut cream and chocolate shavings.