Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Creamy Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding

     Pudding is something every kid and kid at heart loves. What's not to love....creamy, delicious and satisfying. And though it can have sugar, pudding has some nutritional value with egg and milk or milk substitute in it. So, I began trying pudding recipes to see if I could come up with something dairy-free that we would enjoy. I found that we particularly liked chocolate homemade pudding with coconut milk best. This one is very creamy and a favorite at our house.

Creamy Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding

1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. sifted cocoa
2 T. cornstarch
dash of salt
1 beaten egg
2 c. coconut milk beverage (from carton)
1/4 c. dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1 1/2 T. dairy-free margarine

In a microwave safe dish mix sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt together with whisk. Add beaten egg and 1/2 c. of the milk to dry mixture and whisk until smooth. Slowly whisk in the remaining milk. Microwave on full power for 2 min. initially and then 30 - 60 minute intervals stirring between each time. Pudding should be at a full boil and thickened when finished. Add chocolate chips and margarine. Stir until melted and combined. Stir in vanilla. Pour into a bowl and place plastic wrap over surface of pudding. Chill and serve.

Increase sugar by 1-2 T. for a sweeter pudding.

We enjoy making parfaits with pudding, fruit and dairy-free whipped topping. We added a gluten-free cut-out cookie in this picture.

Enjoy this creamy, chocolaty pudding!

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