Chocolate Pudding Recipe

I use this chocolate pudding recipe when I need a quick dessert. It's easy to make and tastes great!

chocolate pudding

Has this ever happened to you? You finish dinner and feel not quite satisfied. You wish there were just a little something for dessert - nothing heavy, just a bit of sweetness to cap off the meal.

With this recipe, you can have dessert in front of you in less than 10 minutes! Get the rest of the family to clear the table while you whip up the dessert. (There's nothing like the promise of a delicious dessert to motivate everyone to help cheerfully!)

The secret ingredient in this recipe is tofu! If you think you don't like tofu, give this pudding a try - I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised. It may even become one of your favorite healthy dessert recipes!

This recipe uses silken tofu, also called soft, silk or Japanese-style tofu. It has a softer consistency than regular tofu.

Silken tofu is sometimes packaged in aseptic boxes. I like to keep a stock of these on hand at all times. Since they have a good long shelf life, it's easy to keep a stock of them on hand for dessert emergencies.

Check that you have these staples at home

  • in the cupboard

    • cocoa powder
    • vanilla

  • in the fridge or freezer

    • silken tofu
    • maple syrup

Get out your equipment

  • Essential

    • a food processor or heavy duty blender
    • measuring cups and spoons
    • a spatula
    • scissors or kitchen shears

    The recipe

    1 box (12 oz/350 g) firm silken tofu

    1/3 cup/75 mL maple syrup

    2 Tbsp/30 mL cocoa powder

    1 tsp/5 mL vanilla

    Open the tofu box and pour off any liquid.

    Put the tofu, maple syrup, cocoa and vanilla in the blender.

    Purée until smooth.

    Chill - or if you are in a real rush, eat immediately.


    • Use extra-firm silken tofu instead of firm. (Soft or medium silken tofu will work too, but the pudding will be runny. It will still taste great, though!)

    Ideas for making this recipe your own

    • Top the pudding with whipped cream and your choice of garnishes. How about some shaved chocolate? Some grated orange peel? Some chocolate sprinkles?


    • Although I have made this in a regular blender (and still do - but don't tell my husband!) I don't recommend doing so. It taxes the blender's motor. I can hear the motor straining, and I can sometimes smell the odor of an overworked piece of machinery. Use a food processor or Vitamix instead!

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