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Finished vegan vanilla pudding in a glass topped with berries.

Vegan Vanilla Pudding

  • Author: Lexi
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


With only 6 ingredients, this easy Vegan Vanilla Pudding comes together in one pot and a blender. It's a sweet, creamy and versatile dairy free dessert that tastes great on its own or in parfaits, trifles, pies and more.


Units Scale
  • 2 cups nondairy milk (we used oat milk)
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked in warm water for 2 hours
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3-4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Soak cashews in warm or room temperature water for 1-2 hours. Drain and rinse. 
  2. Add cashews, milk, sugar, cornstarch, 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract, and the salt to a blender and blend until completely smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture into a saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, whisking frequently.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until it thickens, about 15 minutes, whisking frequently so it doesn't stick or form clumps.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool at room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Cornstarch: You can substitute with arrowroot starch. 

Sugar: You can use a liquid sweetener (like maple syrup or agave), but the color of the pudding will be much darker.

Stir constantly: While the pudding is cooking on the stove, be sure to whisk frequently to prevent burning/clumping.

The pudding will thicken more as it cools, so don't be too concerned if it doesn't look thick enough when it comes off the stove.

Storage: Transfer to an airtight container and place in the fridge. It should keep for about 3-5 days.

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It may vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

  • Prep Time: 60 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 251
  • Sugar: 19.4 g
  • Sodium: 101.5 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.5 g
  • Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 5.3 g

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