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Two clear bowls filled with paleo chocolate pudding made with coconut milk and gelatin. The dairy-free chocolate pudding is topped with a dollop of whipped coconut cream and shaved dark chocolate.
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Paleo Chocolate Pudding

Hey, paleo people: do you miss JELL-O style chocolate pudding? This homemade dairy-free chocolate pudding is made with just six ingredients and your whole family will love it!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Chilling time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate pudding, coconut milk, Dairy-free, nomnompaleo, paleo, paleo dessert
Servings: 4
Calories: 282kcal


  • 13.5 ounces full-fat canned coconut milk divided
  • 2 teaspoons gelatin
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup honey
  • teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • whipped coconut cream optional
  • shaved dark chocolate optional


  • Shake the can of coconut milk well, and pour a ¼ cup of it into a measuring cup. Add the gelatin and whisk it into the coconut milk until well incorporated. Set the mixture aside.
  • Next, heat the remaining coconut milk, cocoa powder, honey, and salt over medium heat, stirring frequently, until these ingredients are well mixed. Cook the chocolatey mixture until bubbles appear on the edges of the saucepan. Turn off the heat.
  • Add the reserved gelatin/coconut milk mixture and vanilla extract to the pan. Stir well.
  • Chill the mixture for 30 minutes uncovered and then covered for an additional 1½ hours or until solid. (Pro tip: You can keep it in the fridge for up to 4 days before serving.)
  • With a hand mixer or whisk, beat the pudding until it’s nice and fluffy and transforms from a stiff JELL-O-like texture to a thick and smooth pudding.
  • Divide the pudding into four bowls or cups. Spoon on a dollop of whipped coconut cream if desired. You can also shave some dark chocolate on top to make it extra!
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Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Fiber: 2g