This is a delicious gfcf, gluten free, family-friendly recipe! It is also (if you double check ingredients!) a wheat free, dairy free, soy free, egg free, tree nut free, peanut free, fish free, shellfish free, corn free, top 8 allergen free, and vegan/vegetarian recipe.
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/3 cup corn starch (or arrowroot starch, or tapioca starch)
2 1/2 cups coconut milk, or another milk substitute (soy, rice, hemp, almond…)
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
In a medium sized pot, whisk together cocoa, sugar, and starch.
Set the pot on the stove, and turn on to medium heat. Stir in milk substitute and salt.
Whisk frequently until it comes to a boil. Turn the heat to low and whisk constantly until the pudding begins to thicken.
Remove from heat, and add vanilla. Pour into a bowl or individual ramekins. Pudding will thicken more as it cools.
Variation: To make it even more chocolatey, add about 1 ounce of allergy-safe semi-sweet chocolate when the pudding comes off the heat.
Variation For a pie-filling, either decrease the amount of milk substitute to 2 cups, or increase the starch to 1/2 cup.