Easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Protein Pudding


vegan protein pudding

What’s better than pudding?

Pudding with extra protein.

This recipe makes a single serving that has about 350 calories and 34 grams of protein, although this depends on a few of your ingredient choices.

Ingredients You’ll Need for Protein Pudding

vegan pudding ingredients

Not only does this recipe only take a few minutes to make, you likely have most or all of these ingredients on hand already:

  • Vegan protein powder – It’s really important that you have a protein powder that you think tastes good, or this pudding will end up tasting terrible. If you need a recommendation, see my list of the best tasting vegan protein powders.
  • Non dairy milk – If you want to add even more protein, use soy milk.
  • Almond butter – Any other nut butter will also work, but almond and cashew butter give the creamiest texture.
  • Sweetener (optional) – Most protein powders are already sweetened enough, but you can add some maple syrup or agave if you want.
  • Cocoa powder

How To Make Vegan Chocolate Protein Pudding

Start by adding the non-dairy milk and the vegan protein powder to a bowl. To avoid protein powder clumps, it’s important to add the liquid first

I used Vega Sport since I had it on hand, but any protein powder that you like the taste of will work well.

Whisk these ingredients together to ensure that it mixes as well as possible.

mixing protein powder and soy milk

Next, add the rest of the ingredients in any order: nut butter, sweetener, and cocoa powder.

You can continue using the whisk, or switch to a spoon. Mix it really thoroughly so you get a smooth result. While it’s kind of overkill, you could even use an immersion blender at this point.

vegan pudding ingredients mixed

If it seems too thick, just add a bit more almond milk.

Personally, I don’t like pudding at room temperature, so this is where you might want to transfer it to the fridge. After 30-60 minutes it will be fully chilled and ready to eat.

Vegan Protein Pudding Recipe

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Easy Vegan Chocolate Pudding

This is a quick vegan pudding recipe that takes under 5 minutes to make. It has a ton of protein and still tastes quite good.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 1


  • 35 g vegan protein powder 1 serving
  • 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp maple syrup


  • Add non-dairy milk and vegan protein powder to a bowl in that order. Whisk together well.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix completely.
  • Put bowl in fridge for at least 30 minutes if you like your pudding chilled.


If you're using protein powder that already has a strong chocolate taste, you can half the amount of cocoa powder to start with and only add more if needed.
Per serving: 342 calories, 15 grams fat, 19 grams carbohydrates (7g fiber, 6g sugar), 34 grams protein

Tips on Making This Pudding

A Word on Substitutions

This is a fairly flexible recipe in the sense that any good vegan protein powder can be used, and most nut butters can also be interchanged. I find that peanut butter has too strong of a taste so I would avoid that if possible.

However, all these types of ingredients are essential other than the sweetener, so don’t try to omit any of them. For example, do not use water instead of non-dairy milk, it will not come out very well.

How to Make Low Sugar Vegan Pudding

If you are on a ketogenic diet, or just don’t want to include any sugar, you can substitute the maple syrup for an artificial sweetener syrup. If you only have the crystalized version of an artificial sweetener (e.g. stevia), you only need about a teaspoon. In addition, you may have to add a bit of extra non-dairy milk at the end to get the right consistency.

How to Store This Pudding

You can store this pudding in an air-tight container for up to 3 days in the fridge. While you can freeze it for longer and thaw it out, I found that this does have a negative effect on the taste (although it’s still decent).

About the author

Dale Cudmore

Your friendly neighborhood vegan from Toronto. I've spent over 6 years as a freelance nutrition writer and researcher. During this time, I've tested over 50 vegan protein powders, and over 100 other types of vegan supplements.

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