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Quick Vegetarian Chocolate Pudding – No Cornstarch

How to make chocolate pudding

This chocolate pudding is creamy and delicious – and it’s vegetarian. This homemade pudding doesn’t contain cornstarch – it uses flour and egg whites for thickening. It’s quick too, it takes under 15 minutes to make. I was tempted to just eat it hot out of the pot!

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Ingredients for my Quick Vegetarian Chocolate Pudding

How to make chocolate pudding ingredients

Most of us will have all of the ingredients in the house already! I used brown sugar, cocoa, flour, salt, 2 egg whites, milk, unsalted butter, and vanilla. If you have a sweet tooth, you may want to increase the sugar by 1/4 of a cup – and you could always use white sugar if you like. I use brown sugar because I love the flavor. Also, feel free to increase the amount of vanilla extract as well!

How To Make No-Cornstarch Quick Vegetarian Chocolate Pudding – Directions

How to make chocolate pudding: separating eggs
How to make chocolate pudding: mix dry ingredients

The first step is to separate your eggs. I don’t use egg yolks due to digestive issues, but if you’d like to use the whole egg, I’d suggest only using one. After that, I whisked all of the dry ingredients together and set them aside.

How to make chocolate pudding: whisk egg whites
How to make chocolate pudding: add milk
How to make chocolate pudding: add dry ingredients

With the heat OFF, I added the egg whites to my pot and whisked for about a minute. I just wanted to get some air into the egg whites to make them frothy. Next, I whisked in my milk and the dry ingredients. After the dry ingredients were more or less incorporated, I turned the heat up to medium.

How to make chocolate pudding: whisk pudding
How to make chocolate pudding: add vanilla
How to make chocolate pudding: add butter

I was whisking constantly as the pudding mixture heated up to make sure nothing stuck or burned. Once the mixture started to bubble, I turned the heat down a little bit and cooked the pudding for 3 minutes – whisking constantly. You will notice that the pudding will thicken quite a bit during the cooking time! The last step in cooking the pudding was to whisk in both the vanilla and the butter.

How to make chocolate pudding: pour pudding
How to make chocolate pudding: cover pudding

I poured the pudding into two dishes that I had handy and covered them with cling film. Covering them with cling film helps the tops from forming that thick skin as the pudding cools. I put my dishes into the fridge to let them cool completely.

How to make chocolate pudding

The pudding is ready to eat! This is a very thick pudding – that’s the way I love it. The recipe makes 2 very generous portions, but I’d say more like 4 regular portions. It’s filling too! After a few slices of pizza, I could only eat about a third of the small one!

If you’d like to see how I made it, check out the video in the recipe card below!

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Quick Vegetarian Chocolate Pudding – No Cornstarch

Recipe by Rain Frances


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Ready for a quick creamy chocolate pudding?


  • 1/2 cup (110 grams) brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup (27 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/4 cup (33 grams) all-purpose flour

  • Pinch of salt

  • 2 egg whites

  • 2 cups (500 ml) milk

  • 1 tbsp (13 grams) unsalted butter

  • 1 tsp (6 ml) vanilla extract


  • In a bowl, whisk together sugar, cocoa, flour, and salt, and set aside.
  • In a medium pot, whisk the egg whites until they’re frothy, about one minute. Add the milk and whisk to combine. Add the dry ingredients and whisk constantly until blended.
  • Whisk constantly over medium heat, and bring the mixture to a boil. Cook, whisking constantly until mixture thickens slightly, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Whisk in butter and vanilla.
  • Pour into serving dishes and let cool.

Recipe Video Instructions


  • If you like your pudding really sweet, feel free to add an additional 1/4 cup of brown sugar.
  • To avoid the chocolate pudding “skin”, place cling film on top of the pudding after pouring. Make sure the cling film touches the top of the pudding, then refrigerate.
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wow this is very nice and easy dear Rain 🙂

thank you for sharing i think i will try it if find coca around


Chocolate pudding is my favorite, looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Take care, have a great week ahead.