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Coconut milk pudding is the ultimate comfort food especially if the weather turns cool. It’s a great alternative to homemade pudding made with milk if you are dairy-free or just looking to reduce carbs.
Warm, right off the stove is the way I most enjoy it just like my Grandma used to make it. A pudding box wasn’t good enough for her, and it’s not good enough for me either. Who wants to feed their children (or themselves) a bowlful of GMO white sugar, GMO corn starch, artificial colors, and flavors plus preservatives anyway?
From scratch with only whole ingredients is the way to go with pudding if you want all the enjoyment and none of the toxic load!
I typically make pudding with grassfed, fresh from the farm milk, but if there is even a hint of congestion issues in the household due to weather changes or whatnot, it is best to skip the dairy and make coconut milk pudding instead. This is because dairy, even if raw, can become mucous forming when cooked.
This was exactly my situation the other night. I had quite the hankering for some pudding, but was coming off a bit of a head cold and didn’t want to encourage a resurgence of congestion. So, I altered my usual stovetop vanilla pudding recipe made with milk and whipped up a pot of coconut milk pudding instead.
Homemade Coconut Milk Pudding
I hope this pudding recipe made with coconut milk will please those of you who are dairy-free. I’ve had a number of requests for an alternative in recent months. In addition, you will be delighted to know that this coconut milk pudding recipe seems easier to thicken. It’s also a great option for those who love pudding but have trouble sourcing grassfed, fresh from the farm milk which is the only dairy milk we use in our home – ever. This article explains why organic, UHT milk is not a healthy choice even in a pinch).
Note that you can substitute whole date syrup for the coconut sugar and leave out the flour if you are on a gut-healing diet like GAPS and are avoiding disaccharide based sweeteners. The pudding will be slightly thinner this way, but still spoonable and delicious!
I hope you enjoy it!
Coconut Milk Pudding Recipe
Recipe for chocolate coconut milk pudding that is as much of a comfort food as pudding made with dairy milk.
- 1 can whole coconut milk preferably organic
- 2 eggs preferably pastured and organic
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1/8-1/4 cup sprouted einkorn flour use 1/8 cup if using cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder preferably organic, optional
- 1 tsp chocolate extract preferably organic, optional
- 4 drops stevia extract optional
Warm the coconut milk in a medium sized pot on the stovetop and stir in the coconut sugar. When the sugar is thoroughly dissolved using medium heat, sprinkle in the flour and optional cocoa powder.
Stir frequently until the mixture begins to slightly bubble. Set the timer for 2 minutes and continue stirring.
Beat the 2 eggs in a bowl, At the end of 2 minutes, remove the pot from the stove and slowly and thoroughly mix in 2 or 3 ladles of the mixture into the bowl with the beaten eggs.
Pour the egg mixture into the pot and mix well.
Put the pot back on the heat and stir until the mixture slightly bubbles again. Reduce heat and cook for 2 minutes more.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
Cool slightly and serve. Refrigerate unused portion.
Homemade coconut milk can be substituted for the canned.
Sprouted gluten free flour may be used instead of the einkorn.
More Pudding Recipes to Enjoy
Egg Custard Pudding
Bread and Butter Pudding
Macademia Nut Pudding
Thai Custard Pudding
Homemade Chocolate Pudding
Can I use Arrowroot Powder or Tapioca Flour to thicken instead of Einkorn Flour? If so, how much?
Neither of those work very well to thicken hot, cooked foods in my experience. They work great for thickening cold or room temperature foods. Here’s an article on thickening that may give you other ideas. https://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/plant-based-yogurt-thickeners/
Could you cocnut or almond flour as a substitute for sprouted gluten free flour?
Unfortunately, no. Coconut and almond flour do not exhibit good thickening properties.
Mine got lumpy while stirring in the flour and coco powder. Any tips?
R. B. M. H.
Made this last night and was severely disappointed… I wanted a simpleand smooth vanilla pudding, so I did not use the options. I stayed on top of every instruction, and my end result was very chalky/grainy. The flavor and texture was like smooshed, wet cookies. The flour is a terrible idea, as I tasted the pudding prior to adding it and the flavor was great… I even added less than stated because it started to get weird. I’ll be using a different recipe next time, or I may give this one another shot and totally avoid the flour.