This super easy, 4 ingredient paleo and vegan chocolate pudding is so rich, creamy, and chocolatey that you won’t believe it’s dairy free, healthy, and refined sugar free! Top with coconut whipped cream for a perfectly dreamy chocolate dessert.
1 and ½ cups organic coconut cream, from a can*
½ cup raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder), sifted
6-8 Tbsp pure maple syrup (depending on how sweet you want it)
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
generous pinch fine grain sea salt
*You can use this canned coconut cream, or you can use the thick part of a chilled, separated can of coconut milk. For this particular recipe, I used the Thai Kitchen full fat canned coconut milk, just the cream part.
- In a small saucepan over low heat, whisk together the coconut cream, cacao, and maple syrup (start with 6 Tbsp, or even less if you want a very dark chocolate pudding) until smooth. I used a small whisk to get everything nice and smooth.
- The coconut cream will melt and the maple and cacao should combine well to create a smooth silky mixture. Continue to cook and stir over low/med heat for about 2 minutes, or until the mixture just begins to come to a boil with small bubbles. READ MORE