Oh my goodness, I am so excited about this! This pudding & fruit dip has 2 CUPS of cauliflower in it, only sweetened by honey, and my boys couldn’t get enough of it. Trust me, my boys are hard to fool and can usually sniff a hidden veggie. But, none of them even thought twice about this and devoured it. I was doing internal cartwheels.
It makes a great snack, as it’s veggie-based + healthy fats that make it satiating and helps decrease cravings. I love using steam in a bag riced cauliflower from Sam’s Club to simplify steaming the cauliflower. Once steamed, so easy to make, just blend and chill!
We had so much fun using this recipe for a healthy chocolate dip on a fruit charcuterie board. My 7 year old helped me build it and we loaded it up with seasonal summer fruits and my Paleo Graham Crackers.
I have a feeling this will be in our fridge regularly!
Chocolate Paleo Pudding & Fruit Dip
- 2 cups steamed riced cauliflower*
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1/4 cup nut or sun butter
- 1/4 cup honey*
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 15 oz can coconut cream** use only the cream, no liquid
- In a blender, combine all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
- Eat immediately or chill to thicken. Store in the fridge and enjoy as a pudding or rock it as a fruit dip.
Silly question but how do you make the whipped cream topping?
It’s my Paleo Whipped Coconut Cream, which you can find the recipe for here: https://wholefoodfor7.com/paleo-whipped-coconut-cream/
I took your chocolate cauliflower pudding to work to share. Everyone loved it. Even the one who says “if it tastes healthy, I don’t want it” 😂 Another said she was going to make it with Mexican chocolate and add a little chile pepper spice to it.
This was so good. My kids didn’t even question what was in it. I will definitely be making this more often
My kids can’t tell it’s made with cauliflower. Like is this for real?! Such a win! Seriously so good. I will never buy boxed pudding mix again. Seriously, never again.
I’m having oral surgery tomorrow so I made some of this with my last can of coconut cream from Trader Joe’s that I’ve been saving for a special occasion.
Let me back up a bit. My cousin discovered you a few months ago. She told me she found a new Whole30/Paleo Blogger that was budget friendly and everything she’d made was amazing so far; but that she put cauliflower in EVERYTHING, even pudding. I said that’s too far. Has anyone ever asked cauliflower if it wants to be turned into all these things?
Fast forward to me making tons of your recipes and all of them are amazing. Cauliflower Oats, chicken tenders, zucchini fries, blackened chicken, paleo granola, muffins, smoothie, Even kale chips! I have a funny story about making them I’ll share in a comment when I have time.
My cousin has not been brave enough to make this pudding. I thought this was the perfect opportunity. I stuck it in the fridge to set up and just had a couple spoonfuls before I can’t eat anything else for the night. It is SO GOOD!!! 😭😭😭 I wish everything was this good. I’m so looking forward to my recovery now so I can eat this creamy, dreamy concoction and feel good about eating it.
Also, I don’t have a TJ’s near me, or any places near me that sell coconut cream that isn’t $4. Could I use the solid part of coconut milk next time? I’ve got a brand that’s crazy creamy, even at room temp. Should it still work out ok?
Wahoo!! I *love* that this recipe won you over. I get it – it is not a combination that makes sense, haha. But YAY!!
The coconut cream just makes it extra thick and creamy. So yes, creamy solid part of coconut milk can work too!
I am sitting here planning out after school snacks for this week and I think my kids are going to love thjs
I know better then to be skeptical at this point when Autumn says something is good… but even then I wondered- can cauliflower pudding actually be good?Thankfully the answer is yes! To be fair I’ve been dairy/soy free for over a year so I can’t eat the store bought stuff so I thought maybe it was just me being used to “off” things- NOPE my husband ended up eating most of it and I had to make more- he had no idea it was cauliflower and asked that we start “stocking” this in the house. Win WIN!
Another cauliflower recipe that I was majorly doubting, and REALLY enjoyed! I could not get enough of it and was pleasantly surprised. Definitely making again!
It never gets old when this one wins someone over, I love it! Thank you!
Help! I made this recipe and it turned out super gritty. I blended it forever. What am I doing wrong? I had to use sunbutter as we have a nut allergy in the house. I also added the coconut cream. Anything else to check or that may be my issue? Thanks for the help!
I’m sorry to hear that! Do you have a good blender? My parents made it no problem super smooth wtih my sister’s high power blender but then had problems with it being a little gritty when they used just their cheap blender at home.
So I’ve made this twice in the last week! Everyone loved it! Especially my two-and-half-year-old nephew; he literally licked the bowl clean! 😋Winner! Thank you!
Hooray! I love that it was bowl-licking good, that’s darling. Thank you!
Made this recipe to use as dip on a fruit charcuterie board. It was such a hit that people stopped eating the fruit and just ate the dip! Needless to say no one guessed the secret ingredient of cauliflower. It was super fast and easy to make. Just make sure to leave time to chill it if you want it a little bit thicker.
I LOVE it when no one guesses the base of this is cauliflower, it’s so great! How great it was so enjoyed by all, thank you!
Ok, so I was very skeptical about this but made it anyway. Used frozen cauliflower rice steamed in the bag in the microwave, came together super fast in the blender. If you’re used to jello pudding this is not that at all, BUT a very tasty satisfying chocolate fix and you cannot taste the cauliflower at all! Very creamy chocolatly goodness!
I love this recipe!! It tastes so good and I love the fact that it has hidden veggies and my kids will never know it (evil laugh).
This was so delicious and I don’t love cauliflower. I left it a day and a half in the fridge and it got a great texture! I even gave my kiddos and hubby some and they had no idea. I love pudding but can’t do dairy. So this was a great replacement. Yum.
Definitely add the coconut cream! My 3 year old and 6 year old constantly ask me to make this chocolate pudding. My 6 year old can almost make it herself! It’s that easy!
Amazing texture! Kids knew the difference, but ate all the “pudding” just the same!
Loved the depth of chocolate flavor in this recipe. Be sure to blend long enough for a nice smooth texture.
This chocolate pudding/dip is on repeat around here. So easy, such a perfect snack, because it doesn’t take a lot to satisfy your craving and, most importantly, it’s delicious!
Yay for this being on repeat in your home, same in our house! Thank you!
I absolutely LOVE this recipe! It totally satisfies my desire for chocolate pudding and it’s so satisfying that I naturally just eat a small serving. Consequently, a batch actually lasts a couple of days as a delicious and satisfying snack!
Agreed, it’s so much more satiating than regular pudding, but still hits the spot. Thank you!
This pudding is so delicious! My kids even love it! I like to eat it chilled and a little thicker. Only problem is…. I can’t stop eating it!
I totally agree – I love it with the coconut cream and chilled so it’s nice and thick. So happy your kiddos love it too!
Is this better for you than regular pudding? Yes. Does it taste good? Yes. Can you trick your brain into thinking this is real pudding? Probably not. Or at least I couldn’t. Maybe it’s a texture thing! BUT it is yummy and fully of veggies and I would make it again when I’m looking for a healthy substitute to satisfy my sweet tooth.
I’m so glad you still enjoyed the taste of this and were able to get some veggies in in a delicious way!
So amazing. My hubby never guessed it had veggies in it. He has asked for it again and again. We like it really thick, I added chai seeds when I blended it, made it thicker and added more nutrients.
I love that your hubby couldn’t taste the veggies and such a great idea to blend in chai seeds, I’m going to try that next time. Thank you!
What a great idea! How much chia seeds did you add? Did you pre-soak them or just throw them straight in?
I confess, I was REALLY skeptical about this recipe, but something kept nagging at me to try it. And I did. I was good warm out of my Vitamix….and even better chilled with the coconut whipped cream. I will be adding this to my regular food prep rotation. SO SO GOOD! THANK YOU!!!
Love that this one won you over! I get it, it sounds out there but WOOT to now going on the regular!
I made this recipe yesterday and it could not have been easier! Using frozen cauliflower rice, it was easy to steam in the microwave and throw into the. Lender with all other ingredients. After this chills, it tastes and has the consistency of chocolate mousse. You cannot tell there is any vegetable in here, let alone that it is healthy and paleo! Autumn is a genius and I can’t wait to make this for friends and family and fool them!
Aw, thank you! I’m so happy you loved this recipe too – I continue to fool my friends and family with it as well, ha!
Delicious. There’s no other words necessary, it’s amazing. I froze some in popsicle molds and the kids loved them, I loved them!! The rest we are, and ate, and ate!!
Quick, easy, healthy, hidden veggies, family friendly- what more could you ask for in a treat? This recipe will be on repeat in our home.
Woot woot! Hooray for a family veggie win! And we definitely make it on the regular here too.
Just made this pudding and it is delicious. I was very skeptical because I am not a cauliflower lover. But you cannot taste the cauliflower at all!! I will definitely being making this on a regular basis. Thank you!!!
I get it, it’s a very odd combination but pretty darn thrilling how great it works – to taste that awesome and have veggies?! Yes please! Thank you : )
Hi! Does the cauliflower need to be steamed or can it be cooked? My large bag of cauliflower is already opened so I can’t steam it or do I just throw 2 cups into the instant pot or microwave? Thanks!
Cooked through until it’s tender is great and will work similarly to steaming it. Doing so in the instant pot or microwave will do the trick (if in the microwave, I usually add 2-3 tablespoons of water to the raw cauliflower and cover with saran wrap to allow it to cook/steam easily). Hope you enjoy!
Can I use any type of nut butter? Like Almond? Or peanut? Or is there a butter called nut butter? Lol I am totally new to all this whole 30 life and learning. Thank you in advance! Love love your recipes.
Hello and welcome! It can be a lot to navigate a new food vocabulary, you aren’t alone! Nut butter is just meant to be a generic term that any nut-based butter like almond butter or cashew butter can work. Peanut butter isn’t technically Paleo (as peanuts are a legume not a true nut) but can work in this recipe if peanuts work for you! We like it best with almond or cashew butter, as the flavor is more subtle. Enjoy!
Just made it and it comes together so quickly! My kids love it and have no idea cauliflower is in it!!
Woot for a mom and kid win!!
Maybe a stupid question but do you use just the creamy top of the 15oz coconut milk or do you need to use enough to get 15 oz of the top cream – I hope I am making sense!
Not stupid at all – just use the solid part of a 15oz can of coconut cream or chilled coconut milk (discarding the liquid part). No need to get up to 15 oz of just the cream. Let me know if you still have questions!
I just read the last comment/question but still need a little clarification. Coconut cream is what’s listed on the recipe. If I find a can of that I chill it like I would if it was coconut milk and just use the solid part? Do I throw out the liquid part or can it be used for something else? By the way I love your down to earth style!
Hi! You actually can use the whole can, it still turns out, it just won’t be mousse thick. For thickest results – you chill the can and just use the solid part. I use the liquid part for like smoothies or in cauliflower oatmeal. But, this one tastes great both with the whole can of coconut cream or just the solid part!
THE BEST!!! I asked my husband to guess about the ingredients for the pudding and he had no idea cauliflower was one, it tastes, it looks just like pudding, it’s delicious 😋 thank you for such a good recipe!!! 😊🙌🏼
Lol, it’s my favorite when they have NO CLUE there’s veggies in things. Sounds like a win in my book, thank you!
Don’t know why we waited so long to try this! We didn’t have cauliflower so I used frozen shredded zucchini. My 5 year old gave it two thumbs up and said we need to make this every day!
It makes my heart so happy that your 5 year old wants this on the daily!! YAY! Thank you for the review!