Easy Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding

Indulge in decadent delights, Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding

Satisfying your sweet tooth with a creamy, velvety chocolate pudding doesn’t have to mean compromising your dietary preference. Whether you’re lactose intolerant, or simply seeking a healthier alternative, making this dairy-free chocolate pudding is a delightful and straightforward endeavor. In this blog, we’ll guide you through a step-by-step process to create a rich, luscious chocolate pudding you’ll LOVE without using any dairy products.

Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding

5-ingredient dairy-free chocolate pudding that tastes like the REAL deal! Easy to make and tastes delicious.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill time 2 hours
Course Dessert
Servings 5 people


  • 2 cups full fat coconut milk (divided into 0.25 cup and 1.75 cup)
  • 1 1/2 tsp unflavored gelatin, powder  Vital protein
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla


  • Pour 1/4 cup milk into a small bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin powder on top (don't just dump it in) to "bloom" it, wait a few minutes and whisk. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium-low, stir together the remaining milk, maple syrup, cocoa powder and sea salt. Heat, whisking constantly, for about 5 minutes, until the mixture is smooth and bubbling near the edges.
  • Add the gelatin, which will be thick, to the pan. Whisk until smooth and dissolved for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Let the pudding cool for about 10 minutes. Whisk again to get rid of any film on top.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, until firm.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla extract
  • Optional topping: fresh berries, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, cacao powder.
  •  Leftovers will keep in the fridge up to 4-5 days.