Sometimes, you need to eat chocolate. In those moments, I almost always make a batch of easy chocolate pudding. I eat it while it’s hot, and it makes the most amazing dessert.
I’ll never understand why people pay to buy pudding mixes with ingredients labels that require a chemistry class to decipher. Even when I wasn’t into Real Food, I still couldn’t bring myself to use boxed pudding mixes — not when such easy chocolate pudding recipes are out there.
This easy chocolate pudding recipe is adapted from the Quick Chocolate Pudding found in More With Less (one of my top 5 recommended cookbooks). I’ve even sometimes adapted it so it’s dairy-free, and included that option in the recipe below.
Easy Chocolate Pudding Recipe
- 1/3 c. honey (where to find raw honey)
- 4 tbsp. arrowroot powder (or organic corn starch) (where to find arrowroot powder)
- 2 tbsp. cocoa powder (where to find raw cocoa and chocolate syrups)
- 2 c. milk (or coconut milk) (where to find coconut milk)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract (where to find vanilla)
- 1 tsp. butter (if using coconut milk, omit this) (where to find grass-fed butter)
1. In a glass measuring cup, whisk together arrowroot powder, cocoa, and milk until relatively smooth. In a small saucepan, combine the honey and the milk mixture over medium heat. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly.
2. Once thickened, remove from heat, stir in vanilla and butter until evenly distributed.
3. Serves 4-6. Enjoy your tasty, warm, gooey, relatively healthy, and definitely easy chocolate pudding!
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