Almond Milk Pudding

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This almond milk pudding is a great healthy dessert. You won’t miss the dairy in this rich, delicious dairy-free chocolate pudding.

This almond milk pudding is a great healthy dessert. You won’t miss the dairy in this rich, delicious dairy-free chocolate pudding.

Pudding is one of the foods people miss most when they go dairy-free. The creamy texture of pudding is classic comfort food.

Can You Make Pudding with Almond Milk?

The answer is yes, you definitely can make pudding with almond milk. This vegan chocolate pudding doesn’t use eggs, which are traditionally used to give pudding its characteristic texture.

Instead, you’ll need a starch for thickening this recipe, and a banana helps give it extra creaminess and sweetness. I use arrowroot starch, but tapioca starch or non-GMO cornstarch are other options. And if you don’t want to use banana, you can skip it and add a little extra starch.

Homemade almond milk makes a delicious, frugal base for vegan pudding.

I use homemade almond milk for this pudding. This milk is so easy to make from scratch, and it costs just $.31 per cup. We make several batches each week in my house.

Store-bought almond milk is also an option. If you want to go that route, I recommend looking for an organic version with a short ingredient list.

Chocolate almond milk pudding is so easy to make on the stove.

It took lots of experimentation to get this chocolate almond milk pudding just right, and my family definitely enjoyed the process. Each practice batch disappeared quickly from my fridge, and I finally got the texture just right. Even the dairy-eating members of my family enjoy this vegan pudding.

This is a delicious, healthy dessert that everyone will love. Make it ahead of time and pull it out of the fridge when you’re looking for a sweet treat.

Almond Milk Pudding

This almond milk pudding is a great healthy dessert. You won’t miss the dairy in this rich, delicious dairy-free chocolate pudding.
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4.94 from 15 votes
This almond milk pudding is a great healthy dessert. You won’t miss the dairy in this rich, delicious dairy-free chocolate pudding.
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:15 minutes

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  • 3 cups almond milk divided
  • 1/3 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup of almond milk and 1/3 cup arrowroot starch. Set aside.
  • In a blender, combine the remaining 2 1/2 cups of almond milk along with the banana, maple syrup, cocoa powder, and salt.
  • Transfer the blender mixture to a medium saucepan. Cover the pan and heat the mixture over medium heat. When the mixture begins to bubble, remove the cover and slowly add the arrowroot mixture to the pan and whisk. Heat for an additional 3 minutes (uncovered), whisking constantly, until slightly thickened. The mixture should stick to the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Transfer the pudding to a glass container (or similar). Let it cool for a few minutes, then cover and refrigerate for several hours to thicken.

Approximate Nutrition Info

Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 6
Calories: 144kcal
Cost: $.56 per serving

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Price Breakdown

This recipe costs $3.37 to make using homemade almond milk, or $.56 per half cup serving. Try this chocolate almond milk pudding for a guilt-free vegan dessert.


  1. excited to try this. Pudding lover here ~! I will add an egg though, trying to get more protein in everything.
    Thanks for sharing. You might enjoy just.ingredients on Instagram. She is passionate about using whole foods.
    Has taught me a lot….

  2. 4 stars
    I made this recipe with cornstarch and used the same amount as the arrowroot power. The pudding came out well, but there is a slight taste of cornstarch. I’m going to try it again with the arrowroot. I added some cinnamon because I like that Mexican chocolate flavor. Next time, I think I’ll add some ground cloves or cayenne, too. PS, I think there is a slight banana taste. My husband did not guess that there was a banana in it!

  3. Can almond milk be a substitute for pudding cake recipes? Thinking of the new golden oreo pudding dessert. I’ve had to give up all pudding recipes that call for whole milk.?

  4. Would love to try this recipe, esp. since I have a dairy allergy. Do you taste the banana in this pudding.? I may leave it out if it is detectable. Then how much more starch should you use? Thank you for your reply.

    1. The banana taste isn’t strong, but you might taste it a bit. You could add an extra tablespoon of starch and see if you like the texture. Let me know how it goes if you try it without the banana.

  5. 5 stars
    Love how healthy this is! Chocolate pudding was a dessert staple in my house growing up and we always looked forward to it!

  6. 5 stars
    Oh yum! I’ve been craving chocolate pudding lately, but would never have come up with the banana addition for a DF version. Such a great idea!

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