Get your chocolate fix with this gluten free and vegan Dreamy Chocolate Pudding. It’s the perfect cool and creamy summer treat!
Oh. my. yum, check out that creamy goodness! No matter how clean you eat, sometimes a girl just needs an indulgent treat now and then. Cool and creamy chocolate pudding was one of my childhood favorites until I discovered that I couldn’t eat dairy or soy.
Since pudding is still a great treat, I decided to create my own almond milk chocolate pudding recipe using the Silk Almondmilk Blends. I LOVE chocolate (maybe too much), but if chocolate is not your thing, I include a Butter Rum variation similar to butterscotch, another one of my favorite flavors.
It’s pretty easy to make pudding at home, and it’s much healthier than most of the pre-made stuff at the store. This pudding is superbly creamy and it tastes AMAZING!! And it’s so simple to make, too. Delicious + simple + healthy = Dreamy Chocolate Pudding, otherwise known as the perfect dessert 😉
If you haven’t tried almond milk yet then you are truly missing out! I especially love unsweetened almondmilk – it helps me keep my sugar intake in check. I use almondmilk for everything for myself (my kids have nut allergies so the almondmilk is all mine 😉 ).
From coffee to smoothies, almondmillk is my go-to milk these days since I have allergies to dairy and soy. One of my favorite morning treats is my cold-brewed coffee with some almond milk and vanilla cream Stevia – so yummy! It’s like a fancy iced latte only healthy and much more affordable.
You can chill this pudding for a cool summertime treat when it gets hot outside. I had some fun with this recipe, too, and made a Butter Rum variation that is similar to butterscotch, another favorite flavor. Simply use coconut sugar instead of maple syrup, omit the cocoa powder, and use 1 teaspoon each vanilla extract, butter flavor, and rum extract. Yummy! If you’re omitting the cocoa powder, you may add an additional Tablespoon of corn starch to keep it thick.
And I’m happy to share that the Silk Almondmilk Blends don’t have carageenan in them! If you have digestive problems, you may have heard of recent research indicating that carageenan and xanthan gum can be irritating to your digestive system.
It can be difficult to find non-dairy milk without carageenan or xanthan gum in it, so I was quite happy to see that Silk has not used either of these ingredients in their blends.
- 1-1/2 cups Silk Almond Coconut Blend unsweetened
- 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup*
- 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Dash salt
- In a small saucepan, combine milks and maple syrup and bring to simmer over medium heat.
- Scoop out 1/2 cup of the hot milk and set aside in a small bowl. Into this bowl, whisk in the cocoa powder and cornstarch quickly until mixed thoroughly and there are no lumps.
- Add this milk/cocoa/cornstarch mixture to the simmering milk and whisk quickly to mix well. The pudding should begin to thicken immediately.
- Whisk in vanilla and a dash of salt.
- Cook for a couple more minutes, whisking or stirring constantly to avoid scorching or creating lumps.
- Dish pudding into individual dishes and chill in the fridge for later until completely chilled. Alternately, you can serve this pudding warm if you choose.
For sugar-free, omit maple syrup and use vanilla cream Stevia drops Want to punch up the protein and fiber? Use the Silk Protein + Fiber Blend for this recipe!