I’m in love with this classic chocolate pudding.
Cold and creamy, it’s hard to believe this vegan chocolate pudding is dairy-free and naturally sweetened. You can make it quickly and easily using the meat from a Thai young coconut! (The type of coconut that has a shaved white shell in grocery stores, not the type with a brown shell.)
If you’re intimidated of opening a young Thai coconut yourself, you can always ask someone in the produce department of your local store to open it for you. Or, an even easier option is to buy the coconut meat from your freezer section. Several brands are available carrying just the meat, so all the work is done for you.
I hope you’ll enjoy this pudding as much as my family does.
Creamy Chocolate Coconut Pudding
1 cup fresh coconut meat, from one young Thai coconut
1/4 cup fresh coconut water
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, or 12 drops liquid stevia
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of fine sea salt
4-5 large ice cubes
Combine the coconut meat, coconut water, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, salt, sweetener and ice cubes into a blender container, and blend until very smooth and creamy. For best results, use a high-powered blender like the Vitamix or Blendtec.
Adjust sweetness to taste, and serve immediately!
Vegan Chocolate Coconut Pudding
- 1 cup fresh coconut meat , from one young Thai coconut
- 1/4 cup fresh coconut water
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup , or 12 drops liquid stevia
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of fine sea salt
- 4-5 large ice cubes
- Combine the coconut meat, coconut water, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, salt, sweetener and ice cubes into a blender container, and blend until very smooth and creamy. For best results, use a high-powered blender like the Vitamix or Blendtec.
- Adjust sweetness to taste, and serve immediately!
Hope you enjoy it!
Questions and Reviews
Oh, I am so going to make the chocolate one tonight….What kind of cacao do you use?
I use this raw cocoa powder: http://amzn.to/PRmA5c
Hope you enjoy it! 🙂
Holy yumminess!! I could honestly eat this every day and probably will for days to come,,,day 3 tomorrow with a fresh batch of chocolate. Did vanilla first, and doubled it. Doubled the chocolate too…in love!
I’ve made this yummy pudding twice now, and I love it. I prefer bolder flavors, so I doubled, and even tripled the amount of cocoa for a more bittersweet taste, and I added about a teaspoon of cinnamon too.
I meant to give this recipe 5 stars. Don’t know what happened. I’m making it again right now.
Can I use sugar instead of maple syrup?
Yes, you can! You can use any sweetener. I use date paste to keep it healthy, but if sugar is what you have on hand, go for it!
I’ve made this a few times exactly as described but using organic cacao powder instead of cocoa … Absolutely delicious!
Easy, delicious, and hit the spot for my chocolate craving! This recipe makes the effort of getting the meat out of a fresh coconut worth it. I’m glad I could give my family tasty pudding without artifical ingredients. I made half batch of vanill and half of chocolate, and I preferred the chocolate. It was good to make both so that if someone didn’t want such a strong chocolate taste, it could be diluted with vanilla.
I am looking everywhere for young coconut recipes. There’s barely anything! I would be interested to learn more about this ingredient, if you can share please reply to this..!
May be a silly question but if we used the fresh coconut water from the coconut already, can I use water with the coconut meat instead?
Sure, I think that would still work, too. Let me know how it goes!