Chocolate Pudding

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This delicious chocolate pudding recipe contains superfoods like dark chocolate and coconut milk, which are chock-full of antioxidants that help to prevent cellular damage. Pudding recipes are often considered painstaking and difficult to make. This is why so many pudding lovers turn to the instant boxed variety when they get a taste for the creamy taste of chocolate pudding. Unfortunately, the instant boxed ingredients are not a healthy option. Not to mention the end product has a chemical taste that is not even close to the rich, creamy taste of this pudding. Looking for awesome desserts for your family? This chocolate pudding recipe is a hit with people of all ages.

We love the idea of healthy desserts because they allow you to satisfy your sweet tooth without the fat and calories found in traditional recipes. There are plenty of ways you can clean up your favorite dessert options and never again feel as if being healthy means feeling deprived. As a matter of fact, the best way to lead a healthy life is to adjust your favorite things so they fit your new lifestyle. Giving up things you love rarely works, but adjusting the recipes so they are clean and healthy allows you to enjoy your favorite foods without the risk.

Looking for other healthy dessert options? We have plenty of choices. Try this summer cake recipe here or give one of our autumn favorites a try.

Chocolate Pudding

chocolate pudding

Yields: 6 | Serving size: ½ Cup | Calories: 283 | Total Fat: 12 gm | Saturated Fats: 4 gm | Trans Fats: 0 gm | Cholesterol: 2 mg | Sodium: 121 mg | Carbohydrates: 36 gm | Dietary fiber: 2 gm | Sugars: 25 gm | Protein: 5 gm | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 14 |


  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 cups lite coconut milk, canned
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (I used 2% for this recipe)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a heavy non-stick saucepan, mix cornstarch and salt. Add honey, milk, and chocolate chips, stir until well combined.
  2. Cook over medium-low heat while stirring continuously to prevent sticking. Cook until desired thickness, approximately 15 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and allow to cool.
  3. Tip: This recipe can either be used as a pudding or pie filling.

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13 Comments on "Chocolate Pudding"

  1. kkadi  August 26, 2012

    unsweetened coconut milk right?

    • Skinny Ms.  August 27, 2012

      Yes, unsweetened and in a can. You can use lite or whole fat coconut milk.

  2. Janice Topf Shankman  August 30, 2012

    My family doesn't like the coconut flavor AT ALL. Do you think almond milk would work instead?

  3. Skinny Ms.  August 30, 2012

    Janice, Not sure…but if you use almond milk, make sure it isn't the fat free version or it won't thicken up. Keep us posted!

  4. Shelley Gilman Ball  August 30, 2012

    Will it work with an alternate milk source (ie almond milk, soy milk, carton coconut milk)?

    • Skinny Ms.  September 1, 2012

      Shelley, I've never tried it with other milks but it should work as long as there is some fat content for thickening.

  5. Stephanie  September 2, 2012

    We made this yesterday with almond milk (vanilla unsweetened) instead of the canned coconut milk. It was fantastic! Good recipe!

    • Skinny Ms.  September 2, 2012

      Stephanie, Great! Yum…sounds good!

  6. Kasey  January 24, 2013

    Made this today. Used canned lite coconut milk and almond milk instead of the 2%. It was delicious! I didn't notice a strong coconut flavor at all. Will definitely be making this instead of the boxed mix from now on!

  7. sarah  May 2, 2013

    can you make it without honey?

    • Skinny Ms.  May 3, 2013

      Sure, but you would need to add another unrefined sweetener…maybe coconut palm sugar.

  8. tanya  November 1, 2015

    can you make it with unsweetened cocoa powder instead of the chocolate chips? what would be the amount to use if so? thx


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