The smoothest vegan chocolate pudding you've ever had! This little treat is rich, decadent, velvety-smooth and simply out-of-this-world good!
I' m well behind with stuff this week, including posting this recipe! Seems that the last few days have been just a series of unfortunate events, but I can now see the light at the end of this tunnel!
Vegan chocolate pudding- silky-smooth goodness!
If you never had vegan chocolate pudding before, you are up for such a treat today! This is, without a doubt, one of the best puds I've ever made! It is another recipe inspired by Alanna's blog The Bojon Gourmet (I'm just SO in love with her stuff at the moment! See this recipe as a proof!)
It's a very rich, decadent and oh-so-smooth dessert. With silky, velvety- like texture, and sweet, chocolatey flavour with added hints of coffee liquor (optional). I love mixing coffee flavours with chocolate, because they compliment each other so well in my opinion. It almost 'lifts' the chocolate and takes it to the next level, soooo YUM!
What do I need to make vegan chocolate pudding?
There are so many versions of vegan chocolate puddings available online. I have tried and tested many of them in the past. But there wasn't anything that came even close to this one! And yes, it's a quite bold statement, but I will stand by it. Nothing out there delivers so much joy to my taste buds as this silky-smooth treat. Let's look at the ingredients...
Firstly, dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids). I recommend using Green & Black organic dark chocolate. Secondly, condensed coconut milk. This stuff is purely incredible! I feel like I've been living under the rock for all these years, as I only discovered condensed coconut milk recently. But oh boy, it's so good I could easily eat it straight outta jar! I've used the Nature's Charm condensed coconut milk, and highly recommend it to anyone!
The rest of the ingredients are quite straight forward. We've got an almond milk (or any other milk of choice), organic cocoa powder, cornflour, vanilla, coffee liquor (I used Kahlua), sea salt and coconut cream to finish.
It's worth adding that coffee liquor is optional and not necessary. Same goes for the coconut cream, but it is a nice addition to the finished dessert and adds an extra flavour and texture. You can also use any selection of favourite toppings, like crushed nuts, chocolate shavings, or sprinkles (I have opted for puffed quinoa and choc shavings with crushed hazelnuts).
How to make vegan chocolate pudding?
Start with preparing 6-8 small glasses or ramekins. The pudding is very rich and decadent, so a little goes a long way! You don't need to fill the glasses/ ramekins up to the brim, but feel free if you wish to!
In a small bowl or a cup, mix the cornflour with some of the almond milk until it has completely dissolved. Place the cocoa, sea salt, milk and condensed coconut milk in a medium saucepan over a medium heat and stir it using a wooden spoon or silicone whisk until well combined. Pour in the cornflour and milk mixture and keep stirring constantly, until you bring this mixture to the gentle boil. It will take about 10 minutes.
After that, take it off the heat, add dark chocolate, Kahlua and vanilla and stir again until all ingredients are combined together and all the chocolate has melted. Keep stirring the mixture until it cools down a bit.
After the pudding has cooled down to room temperature, pour it into prepared glasses/ ramekins. Cover the top of each glass with some cling film or kitchen foil (to avoid 'skin' forming on top) and place in the fridge for at least couple of hours. The puddings will firm up more during the chilling time. when you are ready to eat them, top them up with some whipped coconut cream and your favourite toppings. YUMMO!
One last thing worth mentioning... Alanna recommends to transfer the mixture into a mixing bowl of a standing mixer and beat it on a low speed until it has cooled down to room temperature. This will give the pudding even silkier, more velvety-smooth texture. However, you can skip this step and just stir your pudding by hand, as mentioned above, until it has cooled down a bit, before transferring it into pots.
What can go wrong?
It's a very straight-forward recipe, however, sometimes the pudding can get lumpy...If you notice, before transferring the pud into individual glasses, any sort of lumps in your mixture, don't panic just yet! It happened to me a couple of times, and I have found the simple way to get rid of them. Simply use a fine sieve to run the mixture through over a large bowl. The sieve should catch and stop any of the lumps going in.
I hope you enjoyed today's post, thanks for reading! As always, you can follow me along on my Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. It will also be great to hear from you, so feel free to leave me a comment below!
Vegan Chocolate Pudding
- 45 g cornflour
- 50 g organic cocoa
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 l almond milk (or any milk of choice)
- 640 ml condensed coconut milk
- 200 g dark chocolate (at least 70%) (chopped)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence or vanilla paste (or scrape the seeds from one vanilla pod)
- 1 tablespoon coffee liquor (optional) (I've used Kahlua)
selection of toppings (chocolate shavings, crushed nuts, puffed quinoa, sprinkles)
whipped coconut cream (optional)
- Prepare 6-8 small glasses/ ramekins and set aside. In a small mixing bowl or a cup, tip the cornflour and mix it well with some of the almond milk, until it has dissolved.
- In a medium saucepan, mix together the cocoa, sea salt, almond milk, condensed coconut milk and stir well, using a wooden spoon or a silicone whisk, until combined over a medium heat. Pour the cornflour mixture and keep stirring constantly until the mixture comes to gentle boil. This should take about 10 minutes.
- Take the mixture off the heat, add coffee liquor, chopped chocolate and vanilla and stir until all the ingredients are mixed well and the chocolate has melted completely.
- Keep stirring the mixture until it has cooled down to a room temperature *Pour the mixture into prepared glasses/ ramekins, cover with cling film or kitchen foil, and transfer to the fridge for at least a couple of hours.
- Top the puddings with whipped coconut cream and your favourite topping, enjoy!
Please note that all my recipes are developed and tested in metric grams. I recommend that you use digital scales for a more accurate results. I have provided a conversion to US customary in the recipe but please note that I haven’t tested using this method.
Kari Heron | Chef and Steward
This is just sensational! Never heard of condensed coconut milk before either. I am definitely doing this recipe!
Thank you so much Kari! Let me know what you think once you've tried it!
Condensed coconut milk??? Where has that been my whole life??? Thanks for bringing that to the world and can I say what an amazingly good pudding you have there.. love the addition of Kahlua and what an easy recipe this is.
Hey Heather! Yeah, I know how you feel! 😉 It's a great addition to any pantry, and soooo delicious! I hope you will try some soon, and thanks so much for your kind comment!
This is the first time i see a condensed coconut milk used in the recipe! I am so excited to try it on my next party, look so sweet and creamy
I'm so glad to hear that Ruchi! I hope this will be a hit at your party! And thanks so much for your comment!
So - I'm not vegan but I'd make this in a second!! Looks so creamy and delish! I love that you used a 70% dark chocolate! And the Kahlua...ok that's a very important ingredient!! I can't wait to give this a try! Your pictures are so good!!!
Hey Amanda! Good quality dark chocolate is a must for this recipe, and Kahlua is adding lovely coffee hints to the pud. I'm so glad you like the ingredients and the recipe. Thanks for your lovely comment!
These are amazing Anna! The Kahlua is a nice addition too 😉
Hi Jess! Thanks so much for stopping by! I love hints of coffee in my chocolatey desserts, so Kahlua is always handy 😉 Glad you like the recipe, big hug! X
Oh my goodness, I'm so glad I found this recipe because I didn't know there was condensed coconut milk. And because this pudding looks amazing! I can't wait to find some of that stuff so I can make it.
Pleasure all mine Colleen! I'm so happy to hear that you will be trying it out! And condensed coconut milk- life changing!!! 😉
Leanne | Crumb Top Baking
This pudding looks so rich, silky and smooth, I absolutely need to try it. I didn't even know you could get sweetened condensed coconut milk. I need to keep an eye out for it around here! Thanks for a great recipe!
Thanks so much for stopping by Leanne! I really hope you can find some of that milk and give the recipe a go! I have ordered mine from Amazon, hope it helps xx
This pudding looks so creamy and decadent. Love that it's vegan. I need to try the coconut milk condensed milk. Sounds so good. And all these stunning chocolaty photos makes my mouth water.
Hello Esha! Thanks so much gorgeous! Glad you like the recipe and the photos. And you MUST try this milk, I think it will be right up your street! Have a lovely weekend xxx
I had no idea condensed coconut milk exists! I must find it ASAP. I love the beautiful glossy look of that pudding, and you wouldn't know it's vegan by looking at it. This pudding looks so good, and a perfect way to end a meal.
Hey Karyl, thank you for your comment! That condensed coconut milk is seriously one of my best culinary discoveries! It's so versatile and I actually prefer it to traditional condensed milk. I hope you will find some and try it soon! Definitely worth it!
This chocolate pudding looks so rich and decadent and absolutely delicious! I wish I had all the ingredients at home right now because I'd love to try it.
Hey Corina! Thank you so much for your comment, I hope you will get the ingredients and try it some time soon! It's too good to miss!
Katherine | Love In My Oven
I guess I've been living under the same rock! I had no idea sweetened condensed coconut milk even existed! I need to get my hands on some stat, so I can try this amazing looking pudding!
Lol! I'm kinda glad I'm not the only one Katherine! 😉 Seriously, you NEED to get your hands on this stuff! But be warned! It's highly addictive! x
Love chocolate and this is a must try dessert. I am drooling with the looks off this Pudding. Lovely recipe for a vegan chocolate pudding.
Thanks Veena, chocolate just makes everything better, doesn't it? Glad you like the recipe, and thanks for stopping by!
I love vegan chocolate pudding! One of my favorite desserts 😍
Great recipe Anna! Will make it now because your pics making me hungry 😃
Lots of love,
haha, thank you so much hun! I'm glad you like the recipe!!! And it's now my favourite dessert too!
chocolate mousse is just so good. i'm not vegan, but this sounds just incredible. so rich and delicious.
Thanks Danielle! It's currently my number 1 pud! And you would never tell it is vegan by tasting it!