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Healthy Chocolate Pudding

This creamy healthy chocolate pudding recipe is surprisingly easy to make at home!

Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie (chocolatecoveredkatie.com)

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 3 servings


  • 2 cups milk of choice OR canned coconut milk
  • heaping 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup dutch cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup sweetener (sugar, pure maple syrup, erythritol, or honey)
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice + 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • optional 3 oz chocolate chips or broken-up bar
  • 3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • Healthy Chocolate Pudding Recipe: Heat the 2 cups milk of choice in a saucepan with the salt, cocoa powder, and sweetener. Meanwhile, whisk the cornstarch and 1/2 cup milk in a small bowl until dissolved. When the 2 cups milk are warm, add the cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir constantly for 2 minutes. Lower to a simmer for an additional minute, then turn off the heat. Once the heat is off, stir in the vanilla and broken-up chocolate pieces until the chocolate melts. Transfer the pudding to the refrigerator to thicken. It gets thicker the longer it sits and will be ready to consume after a few hours or overnight.  *Note: I’ve not tried arrowroot and have only tried this recipe with Dutch cocoa powder so can’t vouch for the taste if regular unsweetened cocoa powder is used in its place. But you are always free to experiment!
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 70kcal