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Hey, if Fergie can do it (Fergalicious) and Beyonce can do it (Bootylicious), why can’t I do it?

Besides, it is in the humble opinion of this chocolate-covered girl that “Yumlicious” is a much more exciting made-up word than Rachael Ray’s word. Yum-o? How about Lame-o!

vegan chocolate pudding

Choco-licious Chocolate Pudding

Makes 2 servings, about 1/2-cup each (but you can easily double the recipe)

  • 3 teaspoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder (such as Hershey’s Special Dark)
  • 1 and 1/3 cups milk of choice
  • 2 heaping teaspoons agar agar flakes
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • Optional: a tiny drop of almond extract (not even 1/8tsp—this stuff is strong!)
  • sugar or stevia, to taste

Measure the milk into a pot. Bring to a boil with the agar flakes, salt, cocoa powder, and almond extract, if using. After it starts to boil, add the sugar (or use stevia), then lower to a simmer until the agar flakes pretty much dissolve. Turn off heat and leave for a few minutes to cool, then cover and stick in the fridge. Later, when it’s cooled and gelled, use your hand blender! (Alternatively, transfer the contents of the pot to a regular blender or food processor.)

Agar can be tricky; here’s a post on getting it right every time:

Agar Tips and Tricks

Now, as for eating: This tastes AMAZING if you stir in a little Soyatoo whipped cream just prior to eating. (Don’t just put the whipped cream on top; stir it in!)

D to the e to the l-i-c-i-o-u-s…

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. magpie says:

    Where do you find agar agar flakes? I have them on my list from one of your previous posts but every time I go to the store I’m too rushed to look for them properly. Looks delish :) Good luck with the end of the semester!

  2. Becca says:

    “Yumlicious, Yum Yum. You put the chocolate in the bowl -all the vegans come around . Yumlicious, Yum Yum!”
    Wow, that was a sorry attempt at changing the lyrics to Fergalicious . Oh well.
    That chocolatey soyatoo blend looks INCREDIBLE! Or should I say, Yumlicious?;)

  3. ConsiderEatz! says:

    I second that LAME-O!!!!! Your are such the little chocolate covered chef, Katie, looks fab as usual!

  4. Katie says:

    Yumlicious pudding! That is my kind of dessert.

    1. Aslan says:

      This is just the perceft answer for all of us

  5. Lauren says:

    YUMlicious is right! That pudding looks so rich and delicious!! I may not bake or make sweets much, but I do love me some chocolately richness every so often! :)

  6. shelby says:

    Ok I am making this. Now. Ok maybe not now…but very very soon. I love the swirled mess o chocolate!

    I saw Ricki’s post and she makes your cereal look fabulous!!! Not that it needs to look pretty to taste amazing.

  7. ttfn300 says:

    i’d love to know where you find them to(agar agar), i looked at TWO whole foods last weekend and didn’t find them :(

  8. Cody says:

    Yumlicious! Pudding is a quick-snack I miss. A lot.

    And “yumlicious” totally beats “yum-o.”

  9. tofufreak says:

    YEE-UM. bahahahaha. :) that looks vunderbar!

  10. vegannurse says:

    Wow, this looks so good, I would even try making it (and you know I’m not that big a fan of chocolate, but in this case, I’ll make an exception for this yumlicious dessert)!

    Congrats on finishing the semester!! Time to party.. whoop-whoop!

    Well, time for YOU to party and time for me to start hittin’ the books.. sigh..

    Btw, I personally love the word “yumo”, lol, but I do agree, yumlicious is a bazillion times better. :-)

  11. Ruby Red Vegan says:

    Dare I say it?

    That pudding looks yumlicious!

    Yes! I used the vocab word of the day! I am glad I got that out of the way because I think it would be embarrassing saying it in public. :)

    I like unsweet chocolate, too! My favorite chocolate bars are the super dark ones, with 88 or 89% cacao. I totally wanna try a 100% cacao one, though! I dare you first, hehe.

  12. T says:

    I’ve been specifically craving chocolate pudding lately, believe it or not! Such a classic technique to add a little almond extract in there, yum! Another way to bring out extra chocolate-ness is to put a tiny bit of expresso- you can’t really taste it but it enhances the chocolate.

  13. HangryPants says:

    Definitely yumlicious!!!!

    What about vegalicious?

  14. Anonymous says:

    Whatever happened to all that packaged chocolate pudding you bought a while ago? That was a lot!! Did you eat it all yet?! That pudding looks yummy and I have some agar agar flakes that need to be used hmmm…

  15. Veg-a-Nut says:

    Darn, I read you post after I posted my dinner or I would have used the word of the day, because it was yumlicious!

    I will be posting this recipe on my fridge so when DH is craving dessert I can whip this up for him. Way to go!!!

  16. Ricki says:

    Anything with chocolate in it is “yumlicious” in my books! And thanks for the shout-out about the blog post. . . seriously, that is one of my all-time favorite breakfasts ever! :)

    PS Love the Soyatoo smile!

  17. Vegetation says:

    HEY! I like the word yummo! It most definitely looks yumlicious though!

  18. VeganCowGirl says:

    Katie – loving that pudding recipe. Usually I use soft tofu and then whir it up with my hand blender, but I think I might give this one a try. And for the record – you can do ANYTHING that fergie or beyonce can do!

  19. CeciLiA says:

    OOOOoo, I’m so glad you like the pudding 😀 I haven’t tried it with whipped ‘cream’ yet (coz there’s no soy whipped cream here in Perth) but eating it with chocolate sauce is AWESOME! Btw, the other day, I drizzled a melted piece of dark chocolate over the pud, O.M.G. AMAZING!!!!

  20. Eric says:

    Whoa that looks so good! I’m such a chocoholic, now you’ve really got me craving some puddin’

  21. acookinthemaking says:

    Ahhh I’ve been away so long and missed your blog! Looks like you’ve been making some fantastic stuff…I’ve definitely gotta whip up some of that chocolate pudding this weekend to get me through finals hell.

  22. GroundedFitness says:

    oooo doesnt get much better than chocolate pudding!!

    Kelly Turner

  23. Fitnessista says:

    that looks INSANELY DELICIOUS! i need to find me some agar flakes. i’m thinking they’ll have them in tucson because i called every possible place in valdosta and of course they didn’t have them.
    yumalicious is way better than yum-o 😀
    happy friday!

  24. Kelsey says:

    wow someones getting into the holiday spirit. hehe. loved the whipped cream touch. yum O

  25. Lisa says:

    Oooo, chocolate pudding. Yum(ilicious!)!

  26. Halie says:

    I love “Yumilicious”! I’d rather hear that then “Yum-o” anytime! This chocolate pudding certainly deserves the word!

    Ok, I just realized that Jell-O Instant pudding mixes (like vanilla, CHOCOLATE, and some others) are totally vegan!! That is, if you don’t prepare it with cow’s milk. I’m hoping that when prepared with non-dairy milks it still yields the desired results!

    But this recipe is a great way to use some of my agar powder! After shelling out $1.99 per OUNCE I’ve got to use it for only the best recipes!

  27. Brooke says:

    chocolate pudding is so yummy! ive used the cornstarch and silken tofu methods before, but never with agar. this look so creamy and rich! and very yumilicious with the soyatoo :)

  28. Bianca says:

    I wish agar flakes would work for me. Last time I tried to use them, I failed. But Urban Vegan posted some helpful tips on her site, so next time, I’m consulting that first.


  29. Andrea says:

    I was born without a sweet tooth, too. And without a chocolate tooth. But I’m making up for it now. The pudding looks great.

  30. Melisser; the Urban Housewife says:

    Ooh, that sounds SO good!

  31. Erin of Care to Eat says:

    YUMMY!YUMMY! I even found agar flakes in Lubbock if you can believe that!

  32. gloria says:

    daaamn, that looks delicious! :)

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  34. says:

    mmmmmmmmmmmmm i love that challenge :)

    yumlicious :)

  35. Megan says:

    hellooo, chocolatey puddingy perfection. I looooove mixing in the whipped cream and making it all swirly, it is clearly the best part of eating pudding.

    I have just started my very own blog and it SCREAMING “make something chocolatey and fabulous” so this just may have to find it’s way into my tummy tonight 😀

  36. ChocolateCoveredVegan says:

    Unfortunately, I did eat up all that chocolate pudding (well, along with my other family members!). And the company discontinued the item, so I can’t buy more, which makes me one sad chocolate-covered vegan!

    This is a TRAGEDY!!! But luckily I have many chocolate teeth to spare. What’s your address; I’ll hook you up (expect a tooth or two in the mail)… just kidding, of course!

  37. shellyfish says:

    I’m thinkin’ this needs to be tried my dear Special K!

  38. acookinthemaking says:

    PS-I just made a partially raw version of your Fall’s Favorite Curry and it rocks my world! Thanks!!

  39. Meg says:

    That pudding looks yummy! I have always wondered about the agar agar flakes!

  40. River says:

    Yumlicious kicks Yum-o’s butt! I’ve been craving chocolate pudding for a couple of days! Your Choco-licious pudding and I are meant to be! The smiling pudding is too cool! :)

  41. Sanja says:

    Ooo, the pudding with the whipped cream stirred in looks SO delicious!

  42. Vaala says:

    Hmmm, smile…now that is a challenge I will take you up on! And that pudding? Looks delicious :)

  43. Bethany says:

    mmmmm… It looks really awesome. especialy w/ the whipped cream on top. vegan yumlicious city!

  44. Maggie says:

    Oh my. This was my recipe for 3 extra entries (I’ll post about it soon) – I’m addicted.

  45. Vanilla says:

    Hum, is this the secret recipe of the mysterious picture?

    Guess #5

  46. Livia says:

    I loved this!
    I mad eit for the frist time this weekend, and didn’t blend the agar agar enough. It was totally disgusting, so I tossed it. Today, I looked in my fridge, saw half of the base left and decided to try again. This time I let the blender run for a looooong while, and added a little bit of almond milk. I then tried some vanilla extract and added some coffee powder with the cocoa. It was totally delicious!

    1. I’m so glad you tried it again! I know the agar can taste yucky if not blended!