Homemade Chocolate Pudding Recipe

homemade chocolate pudding in small mason jars topped with chocolate shavings and dairy free whipped cream on a gray surface

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Homemade chocolate pudding | Learn how to make this easy, vegan dessert recipe. It’s cooked from scratch in just a few quick minutes on the stove. Use almond milk or your favorite dairy free milk.


  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt, divided
  • 3 cups dairy free milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips*


  1. In a large saucepan, whisk together the cornstarch, sugar, cocoa powder and 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt. Slowly pour in the milk, whisking until smooth. Add vanilla extract.
  2. Add chocolate chips and turn heat to medium, whisking frequently until chocolate chips are melted.
  3. Allow mixture to continue cooking, over medium heat, whisking occasionally to prevent lumps. Continue until pudding has thickened and coats the back of a spoon.
  4. Transfer pudding to individual cups and allow pudding to set in the refrigerator for about 2 – 3 hours.
  5. Garnish with a sprinkle of salt, fresh chocolate shavings or whipped cream*.


*Choose dairy free products to make this recipe dairy free