Thursday, June 17, 2010

Dairy Free Chocolate Pudding

My family loves them some Jello pudding cups, it's a good incentive some nights to get the kids to finish their dinner. I felt bad when the kids were enjoying their pudding and Hubby couldn't have any. I'm such a sucker. This motivated me to search for a dairy free pudding recipe and the hardest part was waiting for it to cool. I couldn't wait to sample it when I got home yesterday and it was divine! So thick and creamy, much better than those Jello cups. There's nothing like homemade.

Coconut Chocolate Pudding
Adapted from Tasty Kitchen

1 can coconut milk, I used the full fat but you can use the light
3 T agave nectar
1 dash salt (4 squeezes from my grinder)
1 small heaping teaspoon cornstarch
3 T cocoa powder
1/2 C DF/GF chocolate chips (Enjoy Life or Tropical Source)
1 t vanilla

Shake the can of coconut milk to mix the milk and cream portions then pour 1 1/4 C in a saucepan. Add the agave and salt then cook over medium heat until it simmers. While this is heating mix the remaining coconut milk, corn starch, and cocoa powder.

Once the milk mixture simmers turn the heat to medium-low and slowly add the cocoa powder mixture while whisking the whole time. Continue whisking until it thickens a bit, I went for 5 min though the original recipe called for about 1 minute. If you go with 1 minute it may not turn out quite as thick if that's what you'd prefer.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk an additional minute to let it cool a bit. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Pour into serving bowls then chill in the refrigerator.

If you are looking for coconut milk don't wander around like an idiot, like I did, wondering where the heck it's kept. It will be in the Asian section at any grocery store.

My girl couldn't get enough of this and I'm pretty sure she liked it better than the Jello pudding because she finished the whole thing, usually there are a few bites left.


  1. Interesting recipe. I might have to try it, for Erik's sake of course. Cute picture of your girl, too!

  2. She was supposed to be sharing that pudding with me but refused.

  3. That sounds so yummy! I'm on an elimination diet for my baby boy right now; I think I'll have to give this a try.

  4. It's so good, you won't feel like you're on an elimination diet when you eat this :)

  5. Your daughter is adorable! And the recipe looks amazing.

  6. I'm pretty biased but I think she's a cutie too, thanks!