Vegan Chocolate Pudding

by Jill Dalton

This Vegan, Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding is a special recipe that I get to share with you. I have fond memories of both my Grandma and Mom making chocolate pudding from scratch and serving it in bowls while it was piping hot. It was the most special treat especially in the middle of our extremely cold Nebraska winters. I have adapted the recipe to be vegan and refined sugar free for all of you to enjoy with me.

Vegan Chocolate Pudding

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Serves: 4 - 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 3.2/5
( 111 voted )


1 cup organic rolled oats
1/4 cup cashews
4 cups water
10 Medjool dates
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 Tbs cocoa powder


  1. Put the oats, cashews, dates and water into the blender and blend for at least 1 minute 
  2. Strain first in a wire strainer
  3. Pour into a nut milk bag or cheese cloth and strain
  4. Pour that liquid into a saucepan and add the vanilla and cocoa powder
  5. Cook on medium high heat while stirring with a whisk until desired thickness
  6. Eat hot or pour into a Tupperware and place into the fridge for at least a couple hours
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Eleanor E Baxter October 17, 2019 - 2:02 am

I tried your chocolate pudding it is fabulous

Birgit December 29, 2019 - 12:44 pm

It tried the chocolat pudding, but I found the straining so tidious so I just left the pulp in there. It is sooo good.

Jennifer Outman-Welsh February 2, 2020 - 3:35 pm

I’m rather lazy when it comes to cooking and knew I would not want to strain so I just put all the ingredients in the Vitamix and let it do all the work of blending and cooking. And, because I do like things on the sweet side, I added a few more dates. Fabulous! Thanks for a dessert that I can feel so good about eating.

Sherry Ferrell May 19, 2020 - 8:16 am

My name is Sherry and plant based recipes are new to me. I have multiple food allergies and have been looking for foods that are consequence free for a long time. I got a wonderful cheese sauce recipe from that inspired me to check out YouTube for more recipes and information.
The first video I watched was yours as you described your transition to this lifestyle. I am looking forward to trying the recipes and experiencing some improvements to my own health as I experiment with these different types of foods and recipes. Thankyou for sharing what you have learned and for encouraging others as they strive to improve their own health.

Jill Dalton May 19, 2020 - 5:28 pm

Thank you Sherry, good luck on your Plant Based Journey!

Wendy May 30, 2020 - 8:16 pm

We always ate our chocolate pudding hot when I was growing up. I can’t wait to try this!
Thanks for sharing


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