No-Bake Healthy Chocolate Pudding

Recipe Classifications




Breakfast, Snack, Dessert


Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan


Brown / White

Freezes well:


Prep Time  (total time):

Under 15 Minutes  (Under 30 Minutes)


This no-bake Healthy Chocolate Pudding is super easy to make. 

You only need seven ingredients, and the Healthy Chocolate Pudding will come together in less than 30 minutes. It tastes like melted ice cream with chocolate chips mixed in it. Yum!

This recipe is also a healthier yet satisfyingly decadent version. Instead of instant pudding mixes, whipped cream, and lots of sugar, I will use gluten-free, vegan, and low-calorie ingredients.

Is Healthy Chocolate Pudding delicious

This Healthy Chocolate Pudding is my attempt at recreating one of my favorite desserts — chocolate pudding.

Healthy doesn’t mean it won’t taste good, though. Healthy means that instead of instant pudding mixes, whipped cream, and lots of sugar, I will use gluten-free, vegan, and low-calorie ingredients.

This pudding tastes fantastic, and it is more nutritious than the store-bought stuff.

This is excellent as a dessert, but you can also make it for breakfast if you’re looking for something low-fat and healthy to start your day off right.

Is Healthy Chocolate Pudding kid-friendly

Healthy chocolate pudding can be an easy way to sneak some fruits and vegetables into your kids’ diets.

And this might be just the thing to get your kids interested in trying new and different fruits and vegetables.

What do you serve with Healthy Chocolate Pudding

Healthy Chocolate Pudding is excellent with some Healthy Fruit Salad or Healthy Kale Salad. Healthy chocolate pudding is also good with Healthy Cheesecake or Healthy Ice Cream.

This pudding is also delicious on its own!

If you have some dried fruits, like cranberries or blueberries, they will add a burst of natural flavor along with a lot of nutrients. I like to hold back about 1/3 part of Healthy Chocolate Pudding for serving with nuts and seeds on top, leaving the rest in my refrigerator as pudding.

You can also top your chocolate pudding with chia seeds for an antioxidant boost for the liver.

Is Healthy Chocolate Pudding good for you?

This Healthy Chocolate Pudding has no high fructose corn syrup in it, so you’ll know exactly what’s going into those chocolatey bites every time.

It’s great to not only be able to eat good food but know exactly what you’re putting into your body without having to read through the ingredient list. 

When you make Healthy Chocolate Pudding at home, you know exactly what’s going into it and can modify each recipe to suit your dietary needs. 

Healthy Chocolate Pudding has less sugar and sodium.

Healthy chocolate pudding also helps lower cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of heart disease. Healthy chocolate pudding is also good for your skin because Healthy Chocolate Pudding has vitamin C and E, both antioxidants. 

And if you’re topping your pudding with bananas, it can help you sleep better.

All the chocolate flavor comes from real chocolate: cocoa powder! They say that eating chocolate benefits our overall health because it contains antioxidants, and several studies confirm this fact.

Healthy chocolate pudding may be a great way to boost your antioxidant intake.

What are the ingredients in Healthy Chocolate Pudding

Healthy chocolate pudding is gluten-free. It does not have any eggs or dairy products, so Healthy Chocolate Pudding is vegan. It has no high fructose corn syrup in it.

The combination of coconut milk and cocoa powder ties it up altogether.

You can get the sweetness from pure maple syrup or honey, which really makes the rest of the flavors blend in together so well. 

This recipe can also be vegan and dairy-free if you make it entirely with plant-based milk and use vegan chocolates.

Make sure to use at least 70% dark chocolate to get the full benefits of it. Personally, this Healthy Chocolate Pudding goes better with some crushed nuts and seeds for added texture. Not only does it add texture, but it also adds some healthy fats and protein to the mix.

What kitchen gear do you need to make healthy chocolate pudding

Healthy chocolate pudding is really easy to make! All you need is one pot to make this recipe! This Healthy Chocolate Pudding tastes as it came from an expensive gourmet store, but it’s so simple to make at home.

A delicious and healthy conclusion

Enjoy Healthy chocolate pudding as-is, or pair it up with your favorite creamy dessert for an indulgent treat! Healthy Chocolate Pudding makes a great breakfast too!

It can be made in advance and stored in jars in the fridge. Make sure to prepare and hold a lot since your kids will constantly be asking for more.

You’ll be whipping up Healthy Chocolate Pudding in no time once you get the hang of this basic recipe.

The Recipe:

Healthy Chocolate Pudding

With just seven ingredients, this chocolate pudding is simple and easy to make. It's cool, creamy, and full of antioxidants from coconut milk and cocoa. You can also throw in some nuts or seeds for an added crunch; assorted dried fruits like cranberries for a sweet burst of flavor that also provide a lot of nutrients.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 487kcal


  • 2 cups coconut milk (canned or freshly grated and squeezed)
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup Dutch cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar (healthy sugar alternatives: pure maple syrup, honey, uncut stevia)
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice + 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3.5 ounces chocolate chips or broken-up bar optional
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • 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 in the saucepan is warm, add the milk-cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir constantly for 2 minutes. Lower to a simmer for another one 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 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.


  1. Render this recipe lower in sugar by substituting sugar with manuka honey, then reduce syrup content in half. 
  2. This is not a low histamine recipe.


Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 496mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 6mg

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Hi! I’m Mike. I’m happily married and have a young daughter. I’ve lived all over the world and have learned a lot from seeing others’ perspectives. I’ve also had many life altering health challenges. Fortunately, my lovely and brilliant wife helped save me by finding a new and better way for us to live. We started The Healthy Treehouse to share what we’ve learned and to learn from others, too.