I like chocolate pudding, but I don't like the ingredients in most chocolate pudding recipes, and the other recipes, my body doesn't like. I figured out this chocolate pudding recipe that meets all my requirements- refined sugar free, egg free, dairy free, and soy free. Added bonus? It tastes yummy. And it's relatively cheap. And pretty quick to make as well.
If you're not sensitive to dairy, you can use regular milk for this, and if you're short on time, you can use any (store bought) non dairy milk for this pudding instead of the homemade sunflower milk- though I don't think coconut milk would work for this.
And if you're trying to keep the costs down, feel free to use white sugar instead of coconut sugar, just note that it'll be sweeter, so you probably want to cut down on the amount of sugar used, and also note that it's less healthy. Choice is yours.
Homemade Chocolate Pudding Recipe- With Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Option- Vegan, Refined Sugar Free, and Gluten FreeIngredients:
6 cups sunflower milk (or other non dairy milks, or regular milk)
2 cups coconut sugar or sucanat (or brown sugar or white sugar- but use less sugar if using these)
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
2/3 cup potato starch, corn starch, or tapioca starch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pinch vanilla powder/ground vanilla or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
Peanut butter (optional)
1. Mix all the ingredients together, other than peanut butter. Whisk well to ensure there are no clumps.
2. Heat on the stove, mixing constantly, until it is thickened.
3. Eat hot or chill and serve cold.
4. If desired, swirl a spoon of peanut butter (use the plain, healthy stuff) into each cup before eating.
Are you a fan of pudding in general, and chocolate pudding specifically? Do you make it yourself or buy it in a store? How do you make it if you make it at home? Does this look like a recipe you'd try? Do you think you'd try it with the peanut butter swirl?
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