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Chocolate Cashew Pudding

This Dairy-Free Chocolate Cashew Pudding is a favorite in our home. It involves no baking or cooking and I’m hoping it will become a favorite in your home as well!

Dairy Free Chocolate Cashew Pudding

This chocolate cashew pudding is a rich and delicious treat. With just 7 ingredients, you can whip this up in a jiffy! And, what I mean by “jiffy” is throw all the ingredients into the blender, blend until smooth, top with dairy-free topping if you like, and dig in!

If you have a good blender, this dairy-free pudding can be blended until it is lusciously creamy. However, if your blender has a hard time grinding nuts, then this dessert might end up a bit “textured”.

But, creamy or textured, this is a delicious, dairy-free treat that we have enjoyed over and over again.

In fact, when my daughter was in high school, the teacher in her home economics class had the students make this dish for one of their demos. She even wrote and told me that she and her students enjoyed it immensely!

*This post on Chocolate Cashew Pudding was originally published in September 2014. I have updated it with new photos and I am republishing it today. The content below is from the original post.*

I have found that sometimes sitting on a fence can get quite comfortable…minutes turn into months…and yup, I am still sitting there!

I got on the fence regarding making a big purchasing decision between a nut-grinding blender or a high-powered food processor months ago! I have been doing so much research

And, I am still using my no-name, quirky blender. It was getting the job done just fine, which made me just put off making a decision; but lately, it’s not doing so well with nuts.

Chocolate Cashew Pudding

So, last Thursday, when I posted this Mystery Ingredient Chocolate Pudding, I sure was hoping y’all would see the grainy texture of cashews in that spoonful…

Easy Cashew Pudding Dairy Free

And, Helen @ Scrummy Lane did!!! Kudos lady – virtual fist bump and high fives and hugs and hip hip hurrahs all around!!

Easy Cashew Pudding

To all of y’all that entertained my need for games and played along – thank you ALL!!!

As a kid, my mom fixed me avocado pudding on a regular basis, when I was able to make it for my self I started adding chocolate to it (a few times, I even added protein powder to it and amped it up – so, all of y’all that guessed avocado – y’all were right about most of the chocolate pudding bowls I make.

Easy Chocolate Cashew Pudding Dairy Free

But this time, after making this Non-Dairy, No Bake, Chocolate Cashew Cake, I figured I would experiment some more with cashew cream, and ooh-la-la – this was one delightful bowl of chocolate!

Chocolate Cashew Pudding Dairy Free

So sorry to have kept y’all waiting so long for this reveal – I attended my very first Food Blogger Conference on Friday and did not pre-plan a post.

As for the conference, it was AH-MAZING to meet in person some lovely people who comment on here and who I have interacted with online…and…there was so much delicious food…and…so much information…I don’t think 8 hours have ever gone by as fast for me, as they did on Friday!

Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Cashew Pudding

Happy, Happy New Week Y’all! And thanks again for playing along!

If you love this, then also check out this easy 3-ingredient chocolate mousse!

Dairy Free Chocolate Cashew Pudding

Cashew Chocolate Pudding

Yield: 4 servings

A dairy free, gluten free, totally creamy and delightful chocolate pudding - with a twist!


  • 1.5 cups soaked cashews, cashews immersed and soaked in water overnight
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa, or can use 3 tablespoons of melted dark chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup almond milk


  1. Add the cashews and almond milk to a blender or food processor and blend till smooth and creamy
  2. Add the cocoa/chocolate, honey, cinnamon, salt and vanilla and blend till well incorporated
  3. Chill for and hour at least before digging into
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 393Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 0mgSodium 483mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 3gSugar 18gProtein 9g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an approximation only. Savory Spin makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. Please do consult a professional nutritionist for more accurate information. Please do keep in mind that prep times, cooking times, etc, are provided as guidelines as there are so many variables at play.

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Hello, My son and his wife just forgot and left an unopened half gallon of Unsweet Cashewmilk, and I am on the lookout for recipes to use it in. Can I use it in your chocolate pudding recipe, instead of the cashews and almond milk, and if so, how much! Thank you! I would love ideas for conversion amounts in other recipes as well, please! Loralee


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Hi Loralee - yes, you can use it in my recipe instead of the almond milk - but this recipe still needs soaked cashews. The soaked cashews are blended in the rest of the ingredients to give this pudding a creamy consistency. My apologies for the late reply.

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