|January 17, 2023


Who doesn't love Chocolate Pudding?

Chocolate pudding is a fabulous, lip-smacking dessert for dinner parties or any social gathering with friends and family. It is simple to make and beautiful to look at. You can prepare Chocolate Pudding a couple of days earlier to make your life easier. You can then rest assured that it will please everyone at your party equally, from vegan friends to paleo folks to people who eat everything.

Often hosts get confused about the preparations of vegan dessertsThis vegan pudding can help you in deciding the menu.

You could even serve it in shot glasses for an open house or cocktail party!

This rich and velvety vegan chocolate pudding will satisfy even the most intense chocolate craving. It looks fancy and tastes delicious, but you'll be surprised that this vegan dessert contains just two simple ingredients and takes less than 20 minutes to prepare!

The texture of this chocolate pudding is dense and rich, thanks to adding full-fat coconut milk and top-quality dark chocolate. These two ingredients gel beautifully into a creamy, delectable, dark, and rich chocolate pudding.


When shopping for dark chocolate, always double-check all ingredients to make sure it doesn't contain any milk, whey, or casein. Some common brands to look out for are Green & Blacks Organic Dark Chocolate, Alter Eco Dark Chocolate, and Newman's Own Super Dark Chocolate. And if you follow the Paleo diet, search for dark chocolate sweetened with stevia or honey.

You can change the flavor of the chocolate pudding by using lighter or darker chocolate.


This rich and velvety vegan chocolate pudding will satisfy even the most intense chocolate craving. It is simple to make and beautiful to look at.

Print Recipe
  • Preparation Time - 10 Mins
  • Cooking Time - 10 Mins
  • Chilling Time - 4 Hrs.
  • Total Time - 4 Hrs. 20 Mins
  • Servings - 4 To 8 Servings

Ingredients for Vegan Chocolate Pudding

  • 1 Can - full-fat coconut milk
  • 10 Ounces - Finely chopped dark chocolate (60 to 70 percent cocoa) 
  • 1 tbsp - Vanilla extract (Optional)
  • Garnishing - Finely shaved chocolate, whipped coconut cream, berries, or other fresh fruit (Optional)

Method of Preparation

Warm the Coconut Milk - Vigorously shake the coconut milk can before opening it. Pour it into a small saucepan and heat it to a simmer over medium heat. Keep stirring regularly to avoid scorching. Please keep it on the flame until the coconut milk almost boils. Remove from heat.

Add the Chocolate - Add 1/3rd of the finely chopped chocolate to the hot coconut milk. If you're using vanilla extract, stir it in. Stir until the chocolate has completely melted into the liquid and the mixture becomes creamy and smooth. Repeat this process with the remaining chocolate in two separate additions.

Pour the pudding into jars or glasses, whatever suits you.

Cover each glass or jar with cling film

Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours.

To serve

30 minutes before serving, take your vegan chocolate pudding from the refrigerator. Top it with the garnishing of your choice (as mentioned above), or help with a spoon.

Nutrient content in Vegan Chocolate Pudding

  • CALORIES - 298
  • FAT - 22g
  • CARBS - 23g
  • PROTEIN - 3g

FAQs on Vegan Chocolate Pudding Recipe

How to make pudding without milk?

Instead of milk, you can use one or ½ cups of any soy, almond, or coconut milk for your instant pudding. If you're trying this in a dessert recipe, it is only suitable for desserts like trifles, parfaits, and other desserts with a similar texture.

What chocolate is vegan-friendly?

Dark chocolate is considered an excellent option for vegans. When buying, look for chocolate containing 50% or more cocoa. A higher percentage of cocoa indicates higher chocolate content.

What can I substitute for milk in chocolate pudding?

There are many options to substitute milk in vegan chocolate pudding. For instance, coconut, almond, cashew, or soy milk are great choices if you want to avoid dairy products. Each has a slightly different flavor that adds an extra layer of taste to the pudding.

Can I use water instead of milk?

Yes, in an emergency, you can occasionally substitute water in the chocolate pudding that initially calls for milk, but you should be aware that you may experience changes in flavor and texture. (It might be less creamy, fluffy, rich, and more).

Will pudding be set without milk?

Yes, you can prepare chocolate pudding with water instead of milk, but you will need to reduce the amount of liquid. It is because the protein and fats in milk help the pudding set and become creamy, whereas water gives nothing. Therefore, you'll need to use less water when compared to milk because otherwise, the pudding will become too thin and runny.


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