Almond Milk Chocolate Pudding


This almond milk pudding is super easy to make with almond milk and common pantry items. It's a great low-fat snack if you're watching your diet but craving a sweet, chocolaty dessert. Serve it warm or cold, garnished with chocolate sandwich cookies, chocolate chips, vanilla wafers, or graham crackers.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 cup white sugar, or to taste

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • cup cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon salt (Optional)

  • 3 cups unsweetened almond milk

  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (Optional)


  1. Whisk sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt together in a saucepan off the stove. Add 1/4 cup almond milk; whisk until smooth and foamy. Continue adding almond milk, 1/4 cup at a time, whisking after each addition.

  2. Place the saucepan over medium-high heat and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a simmer and starts to thicken, about 5 minutes.

  3. Remove from the heat and stir in butter until melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla, then pour pudding into a serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes.


You can use any type of non-dairy milk instead of almond milk. You can even use regular milk if desired.


Add 1 to 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules to the dry ingredients in Step 1 for a chocolate mocha pudding. (You may want to increase the sugar slightly too!)

Add 1/2 shot of rum instead of vanilla in Step 3.

Add sliced bananas to the chilled pudding before serving.

Line a casserole dish with chocolate wafer cookies or chocolate graham crackers, then pour pudding over top and chill as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

213 Calories
3g Fat
48g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 213
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 184mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 2g
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 207mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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