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Chocolate Raspberry Pudding (Vegan, GF)

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Author: Angela Marinelli

Ingredients

  • 3 cups unsweetened non dairy milk
  • 1 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 2 1/4 tsp agar powder
  • 3 TBS kudzu
  • 1-1 1/2 tsp espresso powder
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 -3 TBS Chambord or homemade raspberry liqueur OR 2-3 tsp vegan raspberry oil/flavoring

Instructions

Prep Your Kudzu Slurry

  • Reserve 3 TBS of the non dairy milk. Mix the 3 TBS of non dairy milk, vanilla extract, Chambord/liqueur OR vegan raspberry oil (or flavoring) with kudzu to make a slurry.*

Cook and Chill

  • Put the rest of the non dairy milk in a large sauce pan with the agar, palm sugar, cocoa powder, espresso powder, and salt.
  • Whisk together and bring to a boil over medium high heat as you stir the mixture.
  • Reduce heat to keep mixture at a simmer. Keep stirring.
  • As you stir add the kudzu in a slow and steady stream. DO NOT POUR IN ALL AT ONCE (or it will thicken in clumps).
  • Stir constantly, let cook and thicken for about 3 minutes, or until it coats the back of the spoon.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Pour it into a shallow bowl/pan (like a 9x9 baking pan) and let cool. (Freezer for 35-45 minutes or refrigerator for 55-60 minutes, or until firm.

Whip and Chill

  • Whip chilled mixture until smooth and creamy in a high powered blender (like a Vitamix) or a high powered food processor.
  • Scrape sides down and blend until fully creamy. It should be silky.
  • Pour into individual serving cups or one large bowl and chill thoroughly. Pudding will thicken as it sits (about 2 hours for small cups, 4-6 for large bowl).

Notes

*Most consider Chambord gluten-free, but it is made with honey, so it isn't vegan. If you are gluten-free and sensitive to alcohols and/or need a vegan option, you can use a GF, vegan raspberry oil/flaovring in place of the Chambord. I generally use LorAnn, Frontier, or Flavorganics.
Copyright: Angela Marinelli, M.S., M.Ed., Nourishment Connection 2014