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Old Fashioned Chocolate Pudding that's rich, creamy, and chocolaty, with no eggs in sight. Plus it's gluten and dairy free!

Home Sweet Homestead - Old Fashioned Chocolate Pudding - Old Fashioned Chocolate Pudding that's rich, creamy, and chocolaty, with no eggs in sight. Plus it's gluten and dairy free!


While there are a lot of decadent chocolate pudding recipes out there, simple and easy, old fashioned chocolate pudding is still my favorite. It's thick, rich, and full of chocolaty goodness.

Unfortunately I have developed an allergy to dairy, and am gluten intolerant, so enjoying one of my favorite childhood desserts is a little harder now. But, it is possible and couldn't be easier to make!

Chocolate Pudding - Home Sweet Homestead - Old Fashioned Chocolate Pudding that's rich, creamy, and chocolaty, with no eggs in sight. Plus it's gluten and dairy free!

A lot of vegan or dairy free puddings use avocado, banana, or tofu to help with the texture. Not this pudding! It basically uses the same delicious ingredients as it's old fashioned counterpart, by substituting gluten and dairy free items.

Same great taste, but now it can be enjoyed by those of use who are allergic or have intolerances to gluten and dairy.

Home Sweet Homestead - Chocolate Pudding - Old Fashioned Chocolate Pudding that's rich, creamy, and chocolaty, with no eggs in sight. Plus it's gluten and dairy free!


Printable recipe

Old Fashioned Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons cornstarch
pinch of salt
1 - 13.5 oz. can full fat coconut milk
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

In a medium saucepan whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt. Place over medium heat and whisk in the water, then the coconut milk, 1/3 at a time, stirring well after each addition.
Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture reaches desired thickness. You want it a little thinner than actual cooled pudding, since it thickens as it cools.
Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla.
Transfer to a heat proof container or serving cups, and chill in the refrigerator until completely cool
Serve as is, or with your choice of toppings. (coconut whipped cream, shredded coconut, sprinkles, chocolate chips, or chopped nuts,)
Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days.

April's tips:

  • Sift the cocoa and corn starch through a fine mesh sieve to remove any lumps, before adding it to the sugar. 
  • Make sure to use a good quality cocoa powder for the best chocolate flavor. For even more chocolaty flavor, stir in 1/4 cup chocolate chips, right after removing pudding from the heat. (make sure chocolate chips are gluten and dairy free)
  • To prevent a skin from forming on top of the pudding, place plastic wrap directly on the surface before refrigerating. 
  • If the pudding ends up thicker than you prefer once cool, thin it out by whisking in a tablespoon or two of additional coconut milk. 
  • Substitute another type of non-dairy milk, such as cashew or almond milk if you would like. Whole cows milk may be used as well. Omit the water if you use one of these substitutes.


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12 comments:

  1. Now you've done it! I adore homemade pudding, it's easy and so much better than those boxed mixes. But I haven't made it in awhile. Which I am now going to change because I have all of the ingredients in the house. And I am sure my son will start begging me to make more as soon as he devours the first batch.

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    1. I feel the same way, homemade pudding is so much better than the stuff you buy in the store. Plus, it's so easy to make, why would you WANT those boxed mixes?!

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  2. A classic and so much better then the instant stuff!

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    1. Right?! Those boxes of pudding mix taste nothing like the homemade version.

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  3. I love this dairy free version. I'm a chocolate pudding addict lol...this is going to be great for a mid week treat

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    1. Welcome to the club Lisa, I'm a pudding addict too! haha

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  4. This is a great recipe, especially if I am entertaining vegan guests. Thanks.

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  5. I just love pudding. All the pudding. For me. Thank you.

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  6. I love pudding but rarely have it these days. Thanks for the reminder!

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  7. I love, love, love that these are dairy-free and gluten-free. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. This looks delicious! It's been far too long since I've had chocolate pudding!

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  9. I like that you used coconut milk in this. It looks rich and creamy!

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