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Vegan Chocolate Cashew Pudding!  I’ve tried the infamous vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding many times, but there was always something with the recipe that I didn’t like.  I don’t know if it’s just me, but I can still taste the avocado in that recipe and it would ruin my chocolate experience!  So I decided to create a different vegan chocolate pudding recipe and I came up with this!!  It’s super creamy and you only taste chocolate.

Cashews are pretty bland to me, which is why I use them in just about everything.  If I’m testing a recipe and need milk or cream I will ALWAYS use cashew milk/cream.  Never almond milk, soy millk, rice milk, or any other vegan milks.  Cashews have really been a staple for me since I’ve become vegan.

Tip:  From my experience, cashews that come from India have a very very strong taste and smell.  I don’t know why.  I used to purchase cashews from Indian/Pakistani grocery stores because they are super cheap, but noticed that no matter what Asian grocery store I visit the cashews all taste the same.  There’s nothing wrong with them, I’m just not fond of the taste because it overpowers everything.  Now I check the bag to see where they come from and I don’t have a problem with the strong taste and smell.

Give this Chocolate Cashew Pudding a try!


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Chocolate Cashew Pudding
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 3 - 4 cups
  • 1 ½ cups cashews
  • 1 ½ cups zucchini, I don't peel them but you can if you'd like
  • 10 – 13 california dates, pitted
  • ½ a vanilla bean
  • 1 ½ cups water, filtered possible
  • 1 tablespoon or more (depending on how chocolatey you want it) pure cocoa powder
  1. Place everything in a blender and blend until creamy and smooth. If you do not have a strong blender then you could soak the cashews in the water for 30 minutes to an hour before blending to help them blend better.
  2. You can eat this immediately or refrigerate until it is chilled. It will thicken in the refrigerator.
You DON'T taste the zucchini!! I promise!!!!

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  • Joely Smith
    Posted at 06:49h, 14 February Reply

    Why do not not use almond milk? I have heard reasons not to use Soy but I use Almond and would like to know if I should not be for some health reason. Also I have never seen cashew milk but now I am going to look for it for sure! My husband is a cashew freak he LOVES them. I like them well enough but I agree they are a little bland. I need to check the labels of where they come from like you pointed out! Thanks for this recipe too – chocolate pudding with avocado sounds strange to me but your recipe I will try for sure.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 06:58h, 14 February Reply

      Oh no, there’s nothing wrong with almond milk at all! I highly recommend it for those who enjoy the taste. I just prefer not to cook with almond milk because for some reason the almond flavor overpowers everything I make with it. For me, cashew milk has a more neutral flavor, kind of like cow’s milk, so the cashew flavor does not overpower my recipes. If you like the taste of almond milk then by all means use it! Also you can easily make cashew milk by blending 1 part cashews with 3 parts filtered water. No need to strain it. Thank you for such a great question. 🙂

  • blair villanueva
    Posted at 08:41h, 14 February Reply

    Oh my goodness this looks delicious! But how many calories does it have although its vegan?

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 18:21h, 14 February Reply

      I’m sorry, I don’t know the calories. I’m one of those people who cannot live their life counting all the calories they eat! I don’t have the attention span for it, lol, so I never calculate calories. I just try to eat healthy and exercise on a regular basis and keep it simple. Thank you for the comment!

  • NICHOLE Freeman
    Posted at 12:37h, 14 February Reply

    I am so happy to see this recipe. It looks so yummy. And since I am also vegan i can eat it. :-0 I shared on fb.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 18:19h, 14 February Reply

      Thank you, I really appreciate it!

  • Amber Myers
    Posted at 13:44h, 14 February Reply

    Mmm, well I do love pudding, so I’d give this a taste. Your photos are so pretty!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 18:19h, 14 February Reply

      Thank you!

  • danasia fantastic
    Posted at 15:23h, 14 February Reply

    This looks delicious! I’ve been trying to incorporate more veggies into my diet, but everything I make seems so bland. The recipes you have on your site are perfect! I might even make this chocolate cashew pudding on Friday for my Galentine’s Day party.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 18:19h, 14 February Reply

      Thank you so much! I think the pudding will be a hit!

  • Deimarys
    Posted at 15:45h, 14 February Reply

    A healthy option for chocolate I actually want to taste. Thanks!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 18:18h, 14 February Reply

      lol, thank you!

  • Tasheena @ SimplyTasheena.com
    Posted at 17:40h, 14 February Reply

    This dessert came out perfect. Pudding is one of my favorite treats.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 18:18h, 14 February Reply

      It really did! I love pudding too. Thank you!

  • Breena Blake
    Posted at 17:43h, 14 February Reply

    Beautiful photos! Your pudding looks delicious! I’ve never tried vegan chocolate before!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 18:17h, 14 February Reply

      Thank you!

  • maria
    Posted at 18:23h, 14 February Reply

    Those are some interesting and non-traditional ingredients for pudding. Sounds great for kids (or adults) who don’t like to eat their vegetables. .I would definitely give it a try.!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 18:45h, 14 February Reply

      That’s exactly why I added the zucchini! I like to sneak in a few extra nutrients when I can! Thank you.

  • Ola
    Posted at 19:07h, 14 February Reply

    Wow, daytime vegan – I’ve never heard of that before, but I like the concept a LOT. This pudding looks really yummy too.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 21:14h, 14 February Reply

      Thank you very much!

  • Shreya De
    Posted at 22:57h, 14 February Reply

    This looks so good. I have a sweet tooth, I will definitely try it. Those pics make it just too much to resist.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 23:12h, 14 February Reply

      Thank you!

  • Jessi
    Posted at 00:01h, 15 February Reply

    This looks delicious! I bet I could do this for my daughter. I have been trying to get her to eat healthier foods and she wouldn’t even know with this!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 00:14h, 15 February Reply

      Exactly! She won’t have a clue. I think she’d like it. Thank you 🙂

  • Keoshia
    Posted at 03:59h, 15 February Reply

    They look amazing, and I do love pudding, lol! My fav is chocolate will have to give these a try.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 05:23h, 15 February Reply

      Thank you!

  • Victoria
    Posted at 05:07h, 15 February Reply

    Vegan recipes always intrigue me. I love how the things we take for granted can be applied to delicious recipies. This looks so yummy!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 05:23h, 15 February Reply

      Thank you!

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