With rich coconut and cocoa flavors, this creamy homemade pudding is simple to whip up even if the kids are underfoot. It’s less sweet than many conventional pudding recipes and will really satisfy a craving for dessert—yours and your little one’s!
Homemade Chocolate Coconut Pudding
Whether you’re looking for a special dessert for the family, a holiday treat, or a way to serve chocolate goodness to your toddler that’s not loaded with sugar, this homemade chocolate pudding is a great option. It’s super luscious and creamy from the coconut milk and the cocoa powder makes it just chocolatey enough. The yogurt mellows it out a bit—cocoa powder can be a little intense! Know that you can use your favorite dairy-free yogurt instead of regular yogurt if needed.
This pudding recipe is a surprisingly good food to serve toddlers with constipation since the fat in the coconut can help get things moving. Just file that away for the next time when that problem arises!
This super simple pudding recipe is creamy, intense, and rich. A little will satisfy, so serve a small portion or offer as a dip for fruit.
- 1 can full fat coconut milk, chilled overnight in the fridge if possible
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt or whipped cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- shredded, unsweetened coconut, if desired to top
- Remove the solid coconut milk from the can with a spoon into a medium bowl. Reserve the liquid (add it to a smoothie or a curry).
- Add the cocoa powder, yogurt, vanilla, and maple syrup. Beat with a hand held mixer as needed to get it to mix into a thick pudding.
- Top with shredded coconut, if desired, to serve. Serve immediately or chill overnight and serve cold.
Serve as a dip with sliced strawberries.
Spread onto toast or muffins.
Use honey instead of maple syrup.