Easy Chocolate Pudding

With a mere 4 ingredients (dark chocolate, coconut milk, xylitol and coconut oil) this low glycemic chocolate pudding is the perfect gluten free treat for Valentine’s Day. I’m trying to keep my recipes as delicious and simple as possible and this dessert fits that bill. I hope you all enjoy it as much as my family did.

If you find yourself averse to using xylitol (and please don’t feed it to your dogs!) then feel free to experiment with this recipe and try using alternative sweeteners. Just be sure to leave a comment letting us know what you used and how it worked out.

Easy Chocolate Pudding

6jars of pudding
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  1. Place chocolate chips in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped
  2. In a medium pot, heat coconut milk, xylitol and coconut oil to a simmer
  3. Pour coconut milk mixture into the food processor
  4. Process until smooth
  5. Pour into ½ cup mason jars and refrigerate overnight
  6. Serve

I cannot take credit for the method in this recipe. Recently, I was going through a stack of gluten free magazines. I found a nice recipe for a Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Chocolate Raspberry Pie in Living Without and decided to experiment with it. The result? This Easy Chocolate Pudding recipe. Sometimes my tinkering takes me in unexpected directions. I set out to make pie and end up with pudding –that is the fun of the process.

When I was a little girl, my mom and dad used to pack canned Del Monte chocolate pudding in my lunch. I loved it. This brings back those school lunch memories without all of the sugar and processed chemicals.

Finally, I want to thank Chocolate Covered Katie for inspiring the photo in this post. Very little of what we do is original.

Happy gluten free, dairy free Valentine’s Day.


87 responses to “Easy Chocolate Pudding”

  1. Thank you Victoria!! I was just telling my husband how disappointed I was that some of these recipes call for ingredients with sugar in them, because we can’t have sugar. Yay! Now I can make chocolate pudding!

  2. This is easy and delicious! My husband LOVES dark chocolate and I made it for his birthday almost a year ago…it’s been a hit ever since (baby showers, potlucks etc etc).
    If you have a VITAMIX there is no need to heat up the chocolate…throw everything in and leave for a few minutes until it heats up. Delicious every time!

  3. Go to bodyecology.com . They have a great natural sweetener called lakanto that is granular and used for baking. They also have the best liquid stevia on the market !!! I have a problem with candida and these both work great for me!

  4. I made mine using 2.5 ounces of unsweetened baking chocolate and 1/4 cup of Z Sweet (erythritol). I also added a 1/4 tsp of organic coffee extract. It was fabulous and tasted like chocolate mousse!

  5. I just made your Paleo Shepherd’s Pie last night and it was yummy. Thank you for the recipe. It is so difficult to find “casserole” type recipes without dairy, grains, and tomatoes. I too shall use this as a quick lunch. I am going to freeze some to see how it keeps, it would be great to have something to pull from the freezer. Thank you again!

  6. Hi Elana
    This is the first time I’ve come across your website. I love your recipes … they really motivate me to try some new things! (I have lots of food intolerances including gluten, dairy and eggs, so baking is not easy!)

    I just wanted to share with you …

    I wanted to try your pudding, but didn’t have the ingredients, so I just mashed up a banana, added about 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut milk and 2 tablespoons of carob powder with a bit of vanilla extract. Put it in the freezer for about a half hour to firm up and it was amazing! (Next time I will leave in longer and see if I can use it as an ice cream substitute.) Very sweet even though I put no sweetener in it! I would never have thought to do this if I hadn’t seen your recipes!

    Thank you so much for your great website!

  7. I made this for my husband’s birthday last week. It turned out great and he LOVED it! He complained that I hadn’t made enough and had served in tall skinny glasses that he couldn’t lick out ;)

    It was a bit too chocolate-y for my taste (there is such a thing), and quite sweet (I’d cut down the xylitol next time for sure).

    Thanks for another great recipe!!

    • It has to be a higher fat coconut milk to set properly.
      Mine set perfectly and was so creamy! (no film or anything icky on top)

  8. Recently I have experimented with making a”pudding” of sorts.Just put chia seeds,unsweetened almond milk,stevia& a dash of cardamon in a jar.Shake it up& let the chia seeds thicken up in the almond milk.Kind of tastes like tapioca & is so good for you!

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