Luscious Chocolate Coconut Pudding

Lindsey McCue


This pudding is divine!! So rich, creamy and chocolatey you will LOVE it!

The name is a little deceiving because it does not have a strong coconut flavor at all, so if you wanted to taste coconut I recommend using a splash of coconut extract!

Top with some homemade whipped cream and toasted coconut and your in heaven!


★★★★★ 2 votes



Add to Grocery List

14oz can unsweetened coconut milk (divided)
3 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
coconut cream, mixed well(optional)
pinch of salt
1 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
unsweetened cocoa powder
3.5 oz bar semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1 tsp
toasted or sweetened coconut flakes (optional)

How to Make Luscious Chocolate Coconut Pudding


  • 1Shake up or stir the coconut milk really well. In a heavy saucepan heat 1 1/4 c. coconut milk, sugar, coconut cream, and salt on low until it just starts to simmer.
  • 2While that is heating, in a separate bowl whisk together remaining coconut milk, cornstarch, and cocoa powder until well combined.
  • 3When the milk and cream mixture begins to simmer take about 1/4 c. and whisk it little by little into the cornstarch mixture.
  • 4Turn burner down to the lowest setting. While continuously whisking, slowly pour the cornstarch mixture into the simmering coconut milk mixture.
  • 5Keep whisking until the pudding comes back up to a simmer or starts to thicken up a bit. About a minute or two.
  • 6Remove the pudding from the heat but keep whisking. Whisk in chocolate and vanilla and keep stirring until the pudding is smooth.
  • 7Pour pudding into a serving dish and cover with plastic wrap, lightly pressing the top of it against the surface of the pudding to prevent a skin forming. Place in refrigerator to chill. Or serve warm.
  • 8Stir well and serve with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkled with toasted coconut flakes.

Printable Recipe Card

About Luscious Chocolate Coconut Pudding

Course/Dish: Puddings, Chocolate

Show 11 Comments & Reviews

How To Fold Ingredients Recipe

How to Fold Ingredients

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

The Just A Pinch Test Kitchen shows how to fold ingredients using whipped cream and chocolate pudding. Watch the "pinch tips" video here.

Make Foolproof Whipped Cream At Home Recipe

Make Foolproof Whipped Cream at Home

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Fresh whipped cream is so much better than the stuff you buy in a tub or a can and so easy to make. We prefer to sweeten our whipped cream...

Pinch Tips: How To Fold Ingredients Recipe

pinch tips: How to Fold Ingredients

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

The Just A Pinch Test Kitchen shows how to fold ingredients.