Vegan Mexican Chocolate Pudding

Last Updated on September 12, 2023 by Ellen Christian

This Vegan Mexican Chocolate Pudding is a dairy free dessert that everyone in the family will love! Make a batch today and see why it’s my favorite.

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Vegan Mexican Chocolate Pudding | Dairy Free Desserts

Vegan Mexican Chocolate Pudding | Dairy Free Desserts

I don’t eat a lot of desserts but sometimes I just get a serious craving for chocolate. Since the holidays are right around the corner, I thought I would share this Vegan Mexican Chocolate Pudding recipe with you. Traditionally, Mexican Hot Chocolate has a bit of cinnamon in it. So, I have taken the idea of Mexican Hot Chocolate and turned it into this Vegan Mexican Chocolate Pudding recipe.

One of my favorite flavor combinations from when I was a child is chocolate and orange. I can remember loving the candied oranges dipped in chocolate fondue. I’ve taken a bit of a healthier twist on that old favorite by adding orange juice to this Vegan Mexican Chocolate Pudding recipe. If that’s not a flavor combination you enjoy, you can substitute a dash of real vanilla extract instead.

American Heritage Chocolate is an authentic historic line of products that is based on a recipe from the 1750s. It’s made with all natural ingredients and no preservatives. American Heritage Chocolate is an artisinal dark chocolate that contains 63% cacao. It’s mildly spicy and slightly sweet because it is flavored with a blend of spices and ingredients that were available during colonial times including cinnamon, nutmeg, chili pepper, orange, anise and vanilla.

Vegan Mexican Chocolate Pudding | Dairy Free Desserts

Dairy free chocolate

American Heritage Chocolate is kosher certified, made without dairy, wheat, peanuts or tree nuts and it’s made in a facility that doesn’t contain peanuts and tree nuts.  

It can be used in recipe replacing semi-sweet chocolate at a one to one ratio. American Heritage Chocolate is available in chocolate sticks, chocolate bites, chocolate blocks and finely grated chocolate drink.

Vegan Mexican Chocolate Pudding | Dairy Free Desserts
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American Heritage Chocolate is sold at over 130 fine gift shops at historic sites and museums in the United States. As of November 12, you can also find American Heritage Chocolate in the heart of Times Square at M&M’S World. If you love the taste of Mexican chocolate, you’ll want to check out my Mexican Coffee recipe as well!

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Vegan Mexican Chocolate Pudding

Vegan Mexican Chocolate Pudding

This Vegan Mexican Chocolate Pudding is a dairy free dessert that everyone in the family will love! Make a batch today and see why it's my favorite.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 13.5 ounce can of full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup American Heritage Chocolate Drink
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp orange juice


  1. In a pan, whisk the coconut milk, American Heritage Chocolate Drink, real maple syrup and sea salt.
  2. Bring it to a boil, stirring constantly.
  3. Turn it down to simmer, stirring occasionally, and cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove it from the heat and stir in the orange juice.
  5. Pour into serving dishes and refrigerate until it sets.
  6. Top with shaved American Heritage Chocolate and orange zest.

Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g

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  4. I love chocolate and I think this is a great recipe to use some of my American heritage chocolate. I love to see new vegan recipes

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