Homemade Chocolate Pudding Recipe- With Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Option- Vegan, Refined Sugar Free, and Gluten Free

 photo IMG_1882_zpsa3a3e365.jpgWho doesn't like chocolate pudding? In my family, the answer is no one, and from the looks on the grocery store shelves, it seems to be very popular with the locals here as well.
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 Free

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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  1. It looks yummy. We don't eat too much pudding in our house, we have other sweet vices. I've tried making pudding once myself, but mine tasted like the box, so I figured I'd just buy boxes from now on. If I tried this recipe, I'd definitely add in the peanut butter swirl (peanut butter on a spoon may be one of my vices)

  2. Sounds good, but do you really really use milk: sugar in that 3:1 ratio? When I have made similar puddings in the past I use about 2 tbsp per 2 cups milk.

    1. Keep in mind that I was using sunflower milk, which doesnt contain the natural sugars in it that cow's milk contains. And coconut sugar .is much less sweet than white sugar. It was just a little sweet, not very sweet.

  3. Only because you asked... :-) I'm sorry but no, I probably wouldn't try this recipe. I'm sure it's much healthier than store- bought options, but it still has a substantial amount of sugar, and added starch. I love chocolate pudding and got hooked on the avocado, cocoa powder and honey recipe. Clean, simple and I don't feel guilty about eating it. :-)

    1. I'd love to hear your recipe. How much honey is in your recipe?
      The thing about honey vs coconut sugar is that honey is much more sweet than regular sugar, so you use less of that in a recipe than sugar for the same sweetness, and coconut sugar is much less sweet than white sugar, so you use more of that for the same sweetness in a recipe.

    2. Thank you for the info! :-) I have never worked with coconut sugar, mostly due to its expense, and I try to avoid white sugar as much as possible. My favorite pudding recipe is this: 1 jumbo ripe avocado, 1/4c cocoa powder, 1/4c maple syrup or honey, and a splash of water to consistency. Just blend it till smooth and serve chilled. :-)

  4. What a delicious looking pudding and I love how wholesome it is too! I like the idea of the peanut butter option too. Thank you so much for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinning and will tweet :-)

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