Peaches ‘n Cream Semolina Pudding


The Snackable Recipe Contest with Over $3500 in Cash Prizes! Show us your Sweet, Savory & Sippable Dairy-Free Recipes!This recipe is a tasty twist on classic semolina pudding, a very popular dessert in India, otherwise known as Halva. The recipe is a Sweet entry in the BIG Snackable Recipe Contest (over $3500 in cash prizes available!) submitted by Amanda Hart.

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Peaches 'n Cream Semolina Pudding Recipe - A tasty twist on classic Halva that is dairy-free and vegan. Gluten-free option. To qualify for the contest, this recipe for Peaches ‘n Cream Semolina Pudding uses Coconut Milk Beverage from So Delicious Dairy Free.

Go Dairy Free - The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance and Casein-Free LivingFor Amanda’s healthier, dairy-free version of halva, she swapped out the processed sugar and clarified butter that’s normally used. The result is a creamy, not-too-sweet semolina pudding, yum!

Special Diet Notes: Peaches ‘n Cream Semolina Pudding

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, optionally vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian.

For gluten-free semolina pudding, Amanda says that amaranth is a decent replacement for the semolina flour.

Peaches 'n Cream Semolina Pudding
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The semolina base in this recipe is very adaptable—use any fruit you like or none at all. For an authentic flavor, try it with shredded carrots, nuts, raisins and spices (cinnamon and cardamom).
Serves: 5 to 6 generous servings
  1. In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, stir the semolina flour into the coconut oil, and gently cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring constantly (as in do not stop stirring). The semolina should turn a rich golden caramel color.
  2. Reduce the heat slightly. Immediately add the coconut milk beverage and ¼ cup of water to start. Be careful, it will sputter! Quickly stir the liquid around and then add the honey or maple, vanilla, peaches and dash of salt. Continue to cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, still stirring constantly. The mixture will become very thick. If the mixture seems way too gummy, add a little more water.
  3. Serve immediately. It's best eaten warm, especially if you want it to have a pudding-like smoothness. It does solidify quite a bit when cold, which is still quite tasty. It's surprisingly good leftover for breakfast too!

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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