This decadent chocolate pudding is super quick, easy and budget-friendly dessert. It can be ready in less than 20 minutes and enjoyed hot or chilled for later.So chocolatey and fresh it is perfect served with fresh or frozen berries. Or pack it into little reusable pots and enjoy with a pack-lunch or picnic.
Course Dessert, pudding, Snack
Prep Time 10mins
Cook Time 10mins
Total Time 20mins
4 ramekins/small pudding bowls or similar size vessels for desserts (if serving individual portions chilled)
sieve (only really required if custard powder or cocoa powder has lumps)
6tbspcustard powderI use the Birds brand which is commonly found in UK supermarkets. In the US Walmart stocks this brand.
5tbspgranulated sugarOr less or more depending on how sweet you prefer the pudding.
Sieve custard powder, cocoa powder and sugar together.
Although if your custard powder and cocoa powder are not lumpy then this step can be omitted and the ingredients just mixed well together.
Tip into a saucepan.Add 8 tbsp of plant-milk.Mix well to a smooth paste.
Over a low-medium heat begin adding the rest of the plant-milk a little at a time and whisking with a fork or spoon to avoid lumps.Add vanilla and stir.
Bring to a simmer, stirring all the time.The custard will get suddenly lumpier as it heats so stirring is needed.
Once simmering lower the heat and stir for a few minutes or until the custard thickens.Keep stirring as the custard will be thin one moment and thick the next!
Once the chocolate pudding is at the desired consistency remove from the heat and decant into serving dishes. Or enjoy hot.
For a chocolate pouring custard perhaps to accompany a different dessert simply add a little extra plant-milk and stir well to thin the pudding into more of a custard.
Chocolate pudding will continue to thicken off the heat and will set quickly so place into serving dishes immediately.Once cool place in the fridge until chilled.
Nutritional data is for guidance only and is not a strict calculation as ingredients vary and data is run through computerized apps.
Store chocolate pudding in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. If keeping in the fridge for a few days its best to add a cover to the ramekins/dishes to prevent taking on different tastes from the other food in the fridge.
Small reusable tubs are ideal for storing chocolate pudding in and enjoying with school, college or work pack lunches. A great money saver.