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This dairy-free chocolate pudding is a 5 minute chocolate tapioca flour pudding made with a handful of healthy ingredients. It is naturally Vegan and Paleo.

Dairy-free chocolate pudding in ramekins.

Looking for an easy, quick, healthy dessert in your life?! Well look no further than this chocolate pudding! It literally takes 5 minutes to come together, and its made of healthy ingredients like almond milk, coconut cream, and tapaioca flour.

It definitely satisfies my chocolate sweet tooth. If you love chocolate desserts, try my Almond Flour Chocolate Cherry Lava Cakes or my Gluten-free Molten Chocolate Espresso Lava Cakes. YUM.

Why this recipe works

  • It only takes 5 minutes to make.
  • It is great for those following a Vegan, Dairy-free, Soy-free, or Paleo diet.
  • It is made with tapioca flour, which is healthier than corn starch.
  • It is delish!!
Paleo chocolate pudding in ramekins.

Recipe ingredients

  • almond milk– make sure it is not flavored and doesn’t have added sugar.
  • coconut cream– it is important that you like the taste of your coconut cream. My favorite brand is Savoy coconut cream. It is rich and creamy and has a light coconut taste.
  • maple syrup– pure maple syrup is best for this recipe.
  • cocoa powder– make sure there is no added sweeteners.
  • vanilla– you can use both vanilla extract with and without alcohol in it.
  • tapioca flour– this is what thickens the pudding. Use a good quality tapioca flour.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

A spono in a ramekin of vegan chocolate pudding.

Step by step instructions

Step 1: Put all of the ingredients into a saucepan and whisk. The mixture will be lumpy at this point but, you’ll whisk the lumps away eventually.

Step 2: Set the stove top heat to medium and whisk. Once the mixture is more uniform, let it sit until it boils. THEN, whisk the mixture again until it is uniform.

Step 3: When you notice that the pudding has thickened ( this won’t take long at all), immediately turn the heat off, whisk it a little and then divide the pudding into four ramekins. All of this should have only taken 5-6 minutes, from start to finish.

Step 4: Put the ramekins into the fridge for 2-4 hours. Boom, done.

A spoonful of tapioca flour pudding.

Expert tips

  • Don’t overcook or over thicken the pudding!
    • If you use too much tapioca flour, the mixture turns into a very thick gummy creature.
    • If you mix the mixture with tapioca flour too much, it turns into a sticky gummy creature.
    • Making this pudding is all a matter of heating it, whisking it, and thickening it in the right timeframe.
  • How to serve: you can add any number of toppings, such as…
    • whipped coconut cream
    • chocolate chips
    • cocoa nibs
    • dairy-free ice-cream
    • fresh berries
    • any fresh fruit of your choice
    • melted dairy-free chocolate
Dairy-free chocolate pudding in ramekins with chocolate chips on top.

Other chocolate desserts you’ll love:

This Edible Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough recipe. It’s a yummy cookie dough recipe that can also be made into cookies! It’s hard to stop eating them once you start.

This Vegan Chocolate Mousse from Eat at Our Table. It’s rich and smooth and looks incredibly delicious!

These Dairy-free Fudgesicles by Tessa the Domestic Diva look so yummy and are made with good-for-you ingredients. They can easily be made sugar-free and Vegan.

This Dairy-free Chocolate Mousse from Tessa the Domestic Diva looks like it has the perfect mousse consistency, all while being dairy-free!

Did you try this recipe? Please leave me a ⭐ review below!

5 from 9 votes

Dairy-free Chocolate Pudding (Paleo, Vegan)

Servings: 4 people
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Dairy-free chocolate pudding in ramekins.
A healthy 5 minute chocolate pudding made with tapioca flour and other real food ingredients. 



  • Place all the ingredients into a saucepan, and mix with whisk (it will be lumpy). Heat over medium heat. Whisk until everything is more uniformly combined and starts heating up. Let the mixture cook without mixing until it starts boiling and then start whisking again. Cook until the mixture starts to thicken.
  • Once the mixture thickens, whisk the mixture a little bit to blend everything together. Make sure not to mix too much though at this point. It will thicken fast at the end and if you stir too much, it gets sticky. The pudding only needs to cook for 5-6 minutes total( from the time you turn on the heat till it is done).
  • Refrigerate for 2-4 hours.


Don’t overcook or over thicken the pudding!
  • If you use too much tapioca flour, the mixture turns into a very thick gummy creature.
  • If you mix the mixture with tapioca flour too much, it turns into a sticky gummy creature.
  • Making this pudding is all a matter of heating it, whisking it, and thickening it in the right timeframe.


Calories: 268kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 3gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 137mgPotassium: 285mgFiber: 3gSugar: 16gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 153mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Paleo
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  1. This looks so creamy! I’ve been in a chocolate mood lately and this will be just perfect to satisfy that craving.5 stars

  2. This reminds me of the chocolate pudding I had on holiday in Paris! Rich, creamy, and dreamy!

  3. I just spent the entire day cleaning my basement. I deserve chocolate pudding!!! So glad this is easy because I don’t have much energy left but I have worked up an appetite!

  4. I always enjoyed traditional tapioca pudding, so I can see that tapioca flour would have good flavor, but of course without the pearls. And chocolate of course… I’m going to pass this on to a friend who can’t have corn and misses pudding.5 stars

  5. wow this looks soooo good. It’s super easy to whip this up that’s why I love this recipe. I’m saving this for sure… and making for my family and myself very soon.5 stars

  6. So good! I love that this is gluten free and dairy free! I’m due with #2 in just a few weeks and my first had a milk protein allergy so I had to cut out dairy for months. Tucking this recipe away so I can get my chocolate fix if needed again!5 stars

  7. This looks so perfectly creamy that it’s hard to believe that it’s vegan! I’ve never used tapioca flour as a thickener before and I’m clearly going to have to give it a try. What I like best about this recipe is that it’s so quick and easy to make!5 stars

  8. I agree with you about the chia seed chocolate pudding. It’s like tapioca, but leaves seeds in your teeth. Sometimes, you want a creamy pudding. I love that this recipe uses easy to find ingredients, and it looks so good that I may cause my computer to short circuit from drooling on it. I’m definitely bookmarking this one to make soon.