When you think of chocolate pudding, I hope you think of the velvety smooth, rich in texture and flavor, creamy pudding that is always the profile of homemade chocolate pudding. Growing up I used to love to make pudding from scratch and watch as it would solidify in the fridge, thinking that it was pure magic happening right there in my kitchen!
To this day, I still feel that way. My new recipe for this velvety soft, rich pudding is super easy to quickly throw together and have ready in a flash, and topped with homemade whipped cream( or coconut cream) makes you look like a rockstar to all who taste it!
This recipe has no added sugar, I am a believer that chocolate by itself is an amazing flavor and shouldn’t be tampered down by all the sugar. It takes 10 minutes of active work and then about 4 hours of fridge time, so it can be made in the morning and ready for that night!
1 packet of gelatin
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 can of full fat coconut milk ( or regular milk or any nut milk works too!)
1/2 of a Lilys stevia sweetened chocolate bar
pinch of salt
Over a double boiler add the milk and gelatin, stirring together while still cold.
Then add in the cocoa powder and the chocolate bar and allow the bowl to begin to heat up and stir continuously until the chocolate bar is melted and the cocoa powder is incorporated. Add the pinch of salt at the very end and mix together one more time.
Take off of the heat and allow to cool at room temperature.
Once cooled, place plastic wrap over the top to prevent a skin from forming and place in the fridge to set for about 4 hours. ( I always check on it a few times to mix it up and check for consistency).