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I have a huge sweet tooth. I will try just about anything in the dessert department, especially anything chocolate. What I really love is dark chocolate. It’s my go-to…I always have some stashed away for “emergencies”. And last week, I was having a chocolate emergency and whipped up with Dark Chocolate Orange Pudding.
Dark Chocolate Orange Pudding (Vegan)
This dark chocolate orange pudding is dairy free and vegan, but it tastes just as creamy and rich as traditional pudding.
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 3 cups vanilla soy milk
- 6 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4-6 drops pure orange essential oil*
- 1 tsp instant coffee (*opt*add if not using premium chocolate)
- Combine the coffee (if using), cornstarch, sugar, and salt in a medium-sized sauce pan over medium low heat. Slowly whisk in the milk, scraping the bottom and sides of the pan to fully incorporate the dry ingredients. Stir occasionally, scraping the bottom and sides. Use a whisk to work out any lumps if they begin to form.
- After 15 to 20 minutes, when the mixture begins to thicken and coats the back of the spoon, add the chocolate. Continue stirring for 2 to 4 minutes, or until the pudding is smooth and thick. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and orange.
- If your pudding is a bit lumpy, then strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a serving bowl or into a large measuring cup with a spout (and then pour into individual serving dishes).
- Cover with plastic wrap. To prevent pudding skin, place plastic wrap on top of the pudding and smooth it gently on the the surface before refrigerating. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
Note: This pudding is best if made a day in advance. It will keep several days in the fridge if you can keep yourself from eating all of it!
*Not a fan of orange and chocolate? Just leave the orange oil out!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 381Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 6gSugar: 46gProtein: 6g
I have a huge sweet tooth too! I think my body sleep walks and eats brownies and cookies while I’m asleep. I found your pin on Pinterest. It looks delish! Thanks for sharing.
This sounds great. We’re eliminating soy as much as possible due to it being hard on the thyroid… do you think coconut milk would work?
I don’t see why you couldn’t. The only problem I see is that soy milk is pretty thin so you’d want another thin “milk”.
Beautiful pudding, beautful colour. Actually I love to make chocolate ‘pudding’ with fresh avocado but yours looks amazing!! I have to give this a try!
Thanks Soya! It really was so good and super easy to make.
I used 100% dark chocolate but it was unsweetened, is unsweetened what you want to use? It turned out good, I was just wondering.
Selggismt, I think mine was 72%, so yes it was a little sweetened from the chocolate and a little from the sugar.
Sounds yummy! Need a sub for the potentially GMO cornstarch though.
Cyndi…you can get organic cornstarch or even try something like ultragel. Flour would probably work too, but I’m allergic to wheat so I couldn’t use it.
Jodi @ A Mom Having Fun says
Wow, that looks absolutely heavenly…as do all of your recipes!
Ashley S says
This recipe looks absolutely amazing. My daughter is allergic to soy. Do you think coconut or rice milk would work?
Thanks Ashley, I know regular cow’s milk will work. I bet coconut milk would be a better choice than the rice milk. If you give it a try let me know how it works out. I’d love to know!
Belinda @zomppa says
Oh man. I too have a big ole sweet tooth, and this would do me in!
Shawn @ I Wash... You Dry says
Wow, this looks amazing Wendy! Fabulous pictures!
I just made some orange, chocolate chip muffins a couple days ago. I hadn’t combined orange and chocolate like that before and really liked the flavor, so I’m excited to see your recipe for the pudding, especially since it’s vegan. Yayh!! Maybe you’ll help some people see they don’t need to be afraid of vegan food, and that it can be awesome!
I agree. It can be really tasty so I hope people will give it a try. Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins sound delish!
mmmm~looks amazing! can’t wait to try it:)
This will be made soon for a special Vegan treat. My family loves Dark Chocolate. <3
Stumbled! I never thought of using orange essential oil in that way. Sounds great!
Thanks! And thanks for the stumble. 🙂