Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Velvety smooth chocolate pudding made from scratch with vegan and paleo options. It is also free of refined sugar.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Vegan Chocolate Pudding
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author LeelaLicious


  • 3 cups (710 ml) coconut milk (or any other dairy-free milk like almond or cashew)
  • 2/3 cup (80 g) cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons (40 g) cornstarch (or tapioca starch or arrowroot powder)
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a large saucepan whisk together milk, cocoa, cornstarch, maple syrup and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking frequently.
  2. Leave on a full boil for 1 minute while stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Cool for a couple of minutes, then pour into 4 serving bowls/glasses.
  3. *When using tapioca starch or arrow root powder, I only heat the mixture until it has thickened enough (usually when it just starts to boil), stir in vanilla and transfer to serving bowls right away.*
  4. Let pudding cool, top with whipped coconut cream, chocolate shavings, fruit etc. and serve.