PALEO & VEGAN CHOCOLATE PUDDING
I love Paleo & Vegan chocolate pudding and sometimes I really love a bar of chocolate, or mouse or syrup really anything that comes in a chocolate form. Boxed puddings can be filled with toxic and processed chemicals that can upset your stomach, make you gain weight, and wonder what you’re really spending your hard earned money on. Think about it, you’re spending your income at least 2 weeks on groceries so why not spend your cash on food that will give you fuel and will keep your body happy!
This Dessert only takes 2 minutes to prep and 5 minutes to cook, also with it being a little over 200 calories per serving you can indulge without feeling sluggish or guilty afterward.
1 1/2 CUPS ORGANIC COCONUT CREAM FROM A CAN
1/2 CUP RAW CACAO POWDER OR UNSWEETENED COCOA POWDER, SIFTED
6 TBSP PURE MAPLE SYRUP 6-8 TBSP DEPENDING ON HOW SWEET YOU WANT IT
2 TSP PURE VANILLA EXTRACT
GENEROUS PINCH FINE GRAIN SEA SALT
IN A SMALL SAUCEPAN OVER LOW HEAT, WHISK TOGETHER THE COCONUT CREAM, CACAO, AND MAPLE SYRUP (START WITH 6 TBSP, OR EVEN LESS IF YOU WANT A VERY DARK CHOCOLATE PUDDING) UNTIL SMOOTH. I USED A SMALL WHISK TO GET EVERYTHING NICE AND SMOOTH.
THE COCONUT CREAM WILL MELT AND THE MAPLE AND CACAO SHOULD COMBINE WELL TO CREATE A SMOOTH SILKY MIXTURE. CONTINUE TO COOK AND STIR OVER LOW/MED HEAT FOR ABOUT 2 MINUTES, OR UNTIL THE MIXTURE JUST BEGINS TO COME TO A BOIL WITH SMALL BUBBLES.
REMOVE FROM HEAT AT THIS POINT, AND STIR IN THE SALT AND VANILLA. TASTE, AND ADD A BIT MORE MAPLE IF YOU'D LIKE A SWEETER PUDDING. YOU CAN POUR THE MIXTURE INTO INDIVIDUAL CONTAINERS/BOWLS TO CHILL AND SET, OR SIMPLY IN ONE LARGER BOWL ONLY AND DIVIDE LATER ON.
COVER AND REFRIGERATE UNTIL SET, OR OVERNIGHT FOR A THICK CREAMY PUDDING. MAKES ABOUT 4 SERVINGS. I LOVE MY PUDDING WITH A BIG DOLLOP OF COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM ON TOP! ENJOY!