Homemade Vegan Pudding

We gave up cow’s milk quite a few years ago. We still eat plain yoghurts, cottage cheese and cheese but we only drink plant-based milk (our favorite is oat). I also replace the “normal” milk for the oat one in all the recipes and although dishes usually turn out just as (if not even more) delicious, there are few things that don’t work the way I wish, like ice cream and pudding. I tried a few different brands of instant pudding mixes already but they never thicken enough with oat milk. Even the vegan ones that say to use plant milk. And I also tried using only half of the recommended amount of milk but nothing changed. I tried just about everything but the outcome was always the same – a runny pudding! So I decided to try making one from scratch. It worked! And it is so darn delicious, our favorite dessert at the moment! I’m also super amazed at how simple it is to make, if only I knew it before. And it would be a sin not to share it with you. I promise you’ll love it! This is my own recipe for a dark chocolate vegan pudding:

This makes about 4-5 servings:

-500ml (2 cups) milk (I use oat milk)
-5 tbsp. cornstarch
-3 tbsp. 100% cocoa powder
-2 tbsp. sugar (I use coconut palm sugar)
-Pinch of salt

Separately mix the cornstarch, cocoa and sugar with just enough milk to make a thick paste – about 3 tablespoons.
Pour the rest of the milk and salt into saucepan and heat over medium heat until bubbles form at edges.
Pour the chocolate mixture into hot milk gradually and stir to dissolve.
Continue cooking over medium heat and stir constantly until the mixture thickens (you can try out with a metal spoon – it should coat its back when thick enough). Do not boil!
Now remove the pudding from heat and pour into dishes and let them cool down. We love them while still warm.
I make vanilla pudding the same way I just skip the cocoa and use vanilla instead (about ½ tsp. for the amount of milk above or to taste).

Ps. you can probably notice mine are a little cracked on top but you can avoid that by mixing in one tablespoon of butter after removing it from heat.

Yuuum this makes me want to make some right now!


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Comments (8)

May 16, 2017

Have you tried any of the avocado chocolate mousse recipes? If you are dairy-free they are an amazing option. I offered some to my skeptical and dairy-eating husband and he said he’d never have guessed if I hadn’t told him.

May 17, 2017

Yes Allison, we tried that too! Love it. It’s just that you need to eat it straight away because the avocado gets pretty bitter when exposed to oxygen for some time. Even in refrigerator. But we do it sometimes.

May 16, 2017

My youngest loves cashew milk from scratch, I bet we would all love oat milk…going to soak my oats now! We do supplement with a deliciously local raw milk that doesn’t bloat us ever and gives me a break with milk making.

May 17, 2017

I tried making oat milk at home but I must say it wasn’t that good at all. A little slimy… So now we just buy it :/

May 16, 2017

Just made this Polona. Fabulous! Thank you so much. We are dairy free and my kids loved it ❤️❤️❤️Thinking vanilla, raspberry, cinnamon now. So many possibilities…

May 17, 2017

You have? Isn’t it delicious? And so quick to make, right? Thank you for letting me know, this makes me so happy!
ps. Oh my – cinnamon… Yuuum, my mouth is wathering :)I

May 19, 2017

Just noticed that Baby Jungle has some vegan shoes for summer. Thank you!

This pudding looks easy and yummy. Here’s an equally easy and yummy vegan mousse:

12 oz package of dark chocolate chips
1.5 cups soy milk (or other plant milk)
6 ounces silken tofu
1 tsp vanilla
pinch salt

Heat milk and vanilla to boiling (on stove or about 1 minute in the microwave). Blend chocolate chips, silken tofu, and salt in blender with heated milk (for 1 minute or until smooth).
Pour into glass cups. Refrigerate until cold.

May 23, 2017

oh my Sarah, this sounds super delicious! I’m so sending my husband to the store today and making this! Yuuuum, thank you!!!

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