Almond Milk Chocolate Pudding

February 17, 2014
0 Ratings
  • Serves 7
Author Notes

Do you know how easy it is to make chocolate pudding from scratch? No? Well, I just made some the other day, and you should know that it is incredibly easy (only a few ingredients, with minimal whisking effort) and quick to make (10 minutes of actual work). It’s a perfect night-time snack, when you’ve got that chocolate craving.

While I still drink regular milk when it’s around, I’ve converted to almond milk as my go-to for cereal, so that’s what I buy most often. Except when Coconut-Almond milk is on sale. Have you tried it? It’s heavenly and oh so creamy tasting!

So, I made my chocolate pudding with vanilla almond milk, and it was good. You should try it yourself. Or use regular milk. It will still be good! —FirstTimeFoods

What You'll Need
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 cups milk (soy, almond, coconut, or cow’s)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  1. In a saucepan, whisk together cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and cornstarch, until there are no lumps. If you have a wire strainer, you can use this to strain the dry ingredients of any lumps.
  2. Stir in the milk and the vanilla, whisking constantly.
  3. Turn the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil, stirring constantly to prevent it from boiling over.
  4. Turn the heat down to low and bring to a simmer. Pudding will start to thicken.
  5. Cover and cook for 8 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in the butter.
  7. Pour pudding into individual ramekins.
  8. If you don’t enjoy the ‘skin’ that forms as pudding cools, use plastic wrap to cover the pudding. Place the plastic wrap directly in touch with the pudding.
  9. Place pudding in the fridge for ~1 hour to thicken.
  10. Grab a spoon and enjoy!

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  • FirstTimeFoods
  • Carla Fisher
    Carla Fisher

2 Reviews

Carla F. August 18, 2015
I made this when I needed a dessert in a pinch, without making a trip to the store. It got rave reviews! For the milk, I used one can of full-fat coconut milk and one cup of nonfat milk, and I added 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, one tablespoon espresso powder, and a 1/2 teaspoon (or so) cinnamon to give it a Mexican chocolate feel. And in the rush to throw it together, I forgot the butter.
FirstTimeFoods August 18, 2015
Hi Carla! Your 'Mexican' version sounds great! Love the creativity, we'll have to try it! Glad you enjoyed this recipe even without the butter too, seems like it was a hit. Do you have your own blog/insta/pinterest we can check out?