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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 post on Chocolate Cashew Pudding was originally published in September 2014. I have updated it with new photos and I am republishing it today. Thanks so much for stopping by.*

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! 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.

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…

Chocolate Cashew Pudding
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
Easy Chocolate Cashew Pudding Dairy Free

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.

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 deeelightful bowl of chocolate!

Chocolate Cashew Pudding Dairy Free
Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Cashew Pudding

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!

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

Cashew Chocolate Pudding

Cashew Chocolate Pudding

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 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

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