March 30, 2010

Dairy, Wheat & Soy FREE Chocolate Pudding!!!

As part of this wheat, dairy (cow), soy free diet that I'm trying to cook for, I was determined to find a something to satisfy my sweet tooth!  I love dessert, there is always room, I think I have a seperate dessert compartment.  Even after the biggest meal, I always have room for a bit.  And really, most of the time all I need is a little bit of just something. 
My saving grace in all of this is almond milk, I've been drinking it for a while and I really do use it 50% of the time next to milk.  I really have no like or use for soy milk and many of the other ones are watery or just bad.  Plus, the almond milk is really good for you...  SO here goes my version of chocolate pudding, and it's really good & low fat!!!

1/2 c corn starch
1/4c sugar
pinch of salt
3 c unsweetened almond milk
3 egg yokes
8 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla

combine corn starch, sugar salt and milk in a pan over medium heat.  Heat and stir until thickened.  Temper egg yokes with mixture and wisk into mik.  Cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes wisking while bubbling.  Not too high or you will have scrambled eggs!  Turn off heat, add chips and cocoa powder and vanilla.

Pour mixture through strainer to remove any lumps and pour into cups and cover.  Chill for an hour or so and enjoy!!!  Please use good quality chocolate, it makes it worth it!!


  1. Hey! Love the blog. I'm not a big fan of soy either, though I'm not sure your reasons for not eating it exactly. That said, most chocolate chips contain soy lecithin, so be on the look out! Even some almond milk has soy in it. This looks so good though. Bravo!

  2. (yolks... not yokes, those go on oxen)
    That aside, I like the almond milk addition.
    I came up with something similar for a celiac friend who was also off corn and soy.
    Cream of Rice - Idli Rava at the Indian Grocery
    Rice milk (I bet almond is better) and increase the cocoa powder, use a little cocoanut or almond oil to round out the flavor.
    Salted Cashews too...