Oh, the minutes I wasted trying to think up a clever way to tell you about this recipe for chocolate pudding. But y’know, if I really need to say anything more than “chocolate” and “pudding,” maybe this just ain’t for you.

There are a couple of different ways to make chocolate pudding.Β  This kind has a creamy, almost milk chocolatey taste. If you’re looking for something richer, I recommend using a cornstarch-based recipe like this that also contains melted chocolate. But this is as quick and easy as it gets — just don’t forget the rules!

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Vegan Chocolate Pudding
Recipe type: Dessert
  • ½ c sugar
  • ⅓ c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ c cornstarch
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 2 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. In a medium saucepan, sift together sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt.
  2. Whisk in almond milk until no lumps remain.
  3. Over medium heat, bring mixture to a boil, whisking occasionally to ensure nothing sticks to the bottom.
  4. Boil for two minutes, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens.
  5. Whisk in vanilla.
  6. Pour into bowls or ramekins and chill until fully set, at least two hours.
  7. Top with coconut whipped cream if desired (see notes).
For step-by-step instructions on making coconut whipped cream, check out this tutorial: http://ohsheglows.com/2012/08/30/coconut-whipped-cream-a-step-by-step-photo-tutorial/

By the way, the batch pictured is topped with white chocolate mousse, because I am precisely the kind of ridiculous person who makes white chocolate from scratch just to melt it into another recipe. It was pretty alright!