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chocolate vegan pudding
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Chocolate Vegan Pudding

Chocolate vegan pudding is made with sweet potatoes, dates, and other simple ingredients. Refined sugar-free, oil-free, gluten-free, and nut-free, this vegan chocolate pudding recipe is creamy, delicious, and compliant.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 232kcal


  • 2 Purple Sweet Potatoes or orange sweet potatoes (yield 2 ½ cups), peeled and cut into equal-sized chunks.
  • 2 cups oat milk or plant milk of choice
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 Medjool dates pitted


  • Peel and cut sweet potatoes into equal-sized chunks.
  • Place cut and peeled potato chunks in a pot and cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cover for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are soft and can be pierced with a fork.
  • In the meantime, in a glass measuring cup, boil one cup of water in the microwave and place the pitted dates in the water to soften them for easier blending.
  • Drain dates.
  • Drain potatoes and allow to cool to the touch
  • In a food processor or high-speed blender, add ½ cup of plant milk first, followed by the sweet potatoes, pitted dates, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  • Process/blend on high.
  • Add the remaining 1 ½ cups of plant milk.
  • Process blend again, scraping down the sides with a spatula and blending again until smooth.
  • Then, transfer the contents of the food processor/blender to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for a few hours to chill.
  • The mixture will thicken in the refrigerator.
  • Serve as is, or add a variety of possible toppings.


  • Add ½ cup peanut butter to the food processor or blender for peanut butter chocolate pudding.
  • Top with fresh raspberries, blueberries, mandarin orange segments, or pineapple
  • Put sliced bananas and strawberries for a banana split pudding.
  • Sprinkle with Spanish peanut or your favorite nuts.
  • Crush peppermint candy for a Christmas treat.
  • Toast unsweetened coconut flakes and sprinkle them on top of the pudding.
  • Blend fresh cherries in the pudding recipe for cherry pudding.
  • Cut the peeled sweet potatoes into equal sizes, so they cook evenly.
  • Pour the vegan chocolate pudding into popsicle mold or ice cube trays for a frozen treat.
  • If you aren't a chocolate fan, try vegan vanilla pudding.
  • Pierce cooked sweet potatoes with a fork to ensure they were thoroughly cooked.
  • Larger or smaller potato pieces may vary the cooking time.


Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 641mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 10899IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 2mg