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Coconut Chocolate Pudding

Coconut Chocolate Pudding recipe

Enjoy this coconut chocolate pudding recipe for two! (Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme of the Fresh Tastes blog)


Yield: 2 servings


  • Chocolate Pudding:
  • 1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon, tapioca starch or cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sugar 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk 
  • 4 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips or chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
  • Coconut Pudding:
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons tapioca starch 
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt


  1. To make chocolate pudding: This pudding starts by creating a slurry. To a medium skillet, add the tapioca starch, sugar and salt. Turn the heat to medium low and add a few tablespoons of milk (you can eyeball this); using a fork, whisk vigorously until no lumps of starch are visible. Pour in the remaining milk and stir continuously until thickened, about 3 to 5 minutes. 
  2. Stir in the chocolate and continue mixing until the chocolate is thoroughly incorporated. Next, stir in the vanilla extract and immediately run the pudding through a sieve and into a bowl. If any little lumps remain, run it through the sieve a second time. Set aside while you make the coconut pudding.
  3. To make coconut pudding: To a small bowl, make a slurry by whisking together the water and tapioca starch until smooth. To a medium saucepan, set over medium heat, combine the coconut milk, sugar, and pinch of salt; stir until the sugar has dissolved. Pour in the starch slurry and stir until thickened, about 5 minutes. 
  4. Assembly: Divide about half of the chocolate pudding amongst your 6-ounce ramekins. Top the chocolate pudding with a few spoonfuls of coconut pudding. Again, add more chocolate pudding and top with a few final scoops of coconut pudding. If you hate pudding skin, place a small sheet of plastic wrap on the surface of the pudding and transfer to the fridge to set for at least 3 hours. Or serve warm.
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