Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding

Struggling to come up with a decent dairy free dessert for a guest? Maybe you are the one that needs to cut out dairy? Maybe you just want something a little bit different from the norm? No matter your situation, this dairy free chocolate pudding is going to work absolute wonders. It tastes delightful too. You wouldn’t even know that there is no milk in it! You could easily fool your child with this slightly healthier take on the standard chocolate pudding.


There is not a lot that is going to be required for this recipe on an ingredient level. In fact, other than a scale, a good mixing bowl, and a good way of mixing everything all up into a gorgeous chocolate pudding, you do not need much in the way of equipment either.

You will need the following. This will make two servings of the chocolate pudding. This is a recipe which scales up pretty well, so adjust the quantities depending on how many people are looking to tuck into this gorgeous chocolate pudding:

  • ¼ cup of white sugar.
  • ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup of cocoa powder, unsweetened, otherwise your dairy free chocolate pudding will be incredibly sweet.
  • 1 ½ cups of soy milk
  • 3 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons of water


This is an incredibly simple recipe. Therefore, if you are introducing a child to the world of cooking, which is something you really should be doing, it would be an absolutely perfect introductory recipe. All they will need to do is measure out the quantities and mix. The only real assistance they will need will be with the boiling of the chocolate mixture, which can get a little bit messy and will be incredibly dangerous.

To begin with, you are going to want to put your cornstarch and water into a bowl. Here, you will want to mix it until it forms a nice and thick paste.

After you have mixed that all up, heat a saucepan up. You want it at a medium heat. Into the saucepan you need to add your soy milk, the cornstarch paste that you have already made, cocoa powder, sugar, and vanilla. You will want to mix this all up. You will need to be constantly stirring it until it starts to boil. You will not want to stop stirring otherwise this will burn. You will want to continue to stir and cook when it starts boiling. You want the mixture to be really thick. At that point, you can remove it from the heat.

Now, you should give the dairy free chocolate pudding mixture that you have made anywhere between five to ten minutes to cool down. At this point, you can cover it up and put it in the fridge. You will want to leave it there until the dairy free chocolate pudding mixture is completely cool. You should eat this mixture within a day or two or it will not taste all that fresh.

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