What is pudding?
In Indonesia, the sweet desserts that are called pudding are something made with agar-agar. At least that’s how I understood many years ago. So when I moved to the UK, I was surprised that the word pudding is basically used for any sweet dessert that you have after the main meals.
So your pudding can be as simple as ice cream, cakes, cookies, or even a piece of chocolate.
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Now, I’m not gonna discuss the definition of pudding here.
I just want to share with you a sweet dessert recipe that you can make 100% vegan way. It’s light and chocolatey. It’s an indulgence but health-conscious at the same time.
Chocolate mousse pudding with Aquafaba
Actually, I made this pudding with Aquafaba (the liquid that you get in tinned beans i.e. tinned chickpeas, tinned mixed salad beans, etc.) by chance. Because I was making hummus and chocolate pudding at the same time.
And I read and learned about the Aquafaba. But I never tried in reality.
So I thought I would give try substituting the egg whites with Aquafaba for my chocolate pudding and see if it works.
And it worked!
I felt so happy because it means I waste less. That I can make the most of the canned chickpeas. Zero waste as everything is used.
My chocolate mousse pudding tastes amazingly mousse-y. Light and airy. Just like how a mousse should be.
More sweets and dessert recipes
Thank you for checking this Chocolate Mousse Pudding with Aquafaba recipe. If you enjoyed the recipe, feel free to share it and pin it on your Pinterest.
Don’t forget to check my other sweet and dessert recipes that you’ll equally love.
- A not-so-naughty Apple and raspberry crumble.
- A foolproof sponge cake that your five-year-old can make.
- Dairy-free chocolate brownies traybake.
- Vanilla velvet cake that is perfect for your next celebration cake
- Indonesian Snow White butter cookies/ kue Putri salju.
Thank you and all the best.
Chocolate mousse pudding with Aquafaba
- ⅔ cups Aquafaba the liquid from canned chickpeas or beans
- 3 tbsp Cocoa powder.
- ½ cup Granulated sugar.
- 1 ½ tsp Agar-agar
- 500 ml Milk see the note.
- A pinch salt
- Put about 450 ml of the milk and agar-agar powder in a saucepan, stir it well and heat it. Take care and keep stirring every now and then.
- At the same time, using a small mixing bowl or a measuring jar, mix the rest of the milk with cocoa powder, sugar, and salt.
- When you see that the milk is starting to boil, pour some of it into the cocoa powder mixture. Use a whisk to stir it well.
- Then put the cocoa powder and milk mixture back to the saucepan. Cook further at medium heat. But take care and make sure you keep stirring every so often.
- When the mixture is boiling, turn the heat down to low and continue to stir.
- Let it boil while you keep stirring at least for 3-5 minutes.
- Turn the heat off, and leave it to cool down a little bit while you get your Aquafaba ready.
- In a big mixing bowl, whisk your Aquafaba. You can use a handheld mixer or a stand mixer.
- It may take 5-7 minutes or more to get a glossy white foam of Aquafaba. Just be patient and persistent ?.
- When your Aquafaba becomes stiff peak consistency just like egg white meringue, turn your whisk to the lowest. Then slowly and gently pour your agar-agar mixture in.
- Keep whisking gently. Your mixture will double and expand due to Aquafaba. But that’s okay.
- When you think both mixtures are well mixed, you can pour it into your preferred pudding mold. Let it cool and set.
- Once the pudding is set, you can cool it in the fridge before serving.
- I often use regular wholemilk. But you can make this mousse pudding 100% vegan by using plant-based milk such as almond milk, oat milk, soya milk, etc.
- Don’t skip cooking and stirring the agar-agar mixture after it reaches the boiling point. 3-5 minutes is only rough guidance. The idea is to really fully cook the agar-agar so that your pudding won’t ‘melt’ and release water/liquid after a while.
- You can enjoy the pudding on its own. Or you can have it with runny custard with some berries or other soft fruits that you like.
- You can also have the pudding with chocolate sauce or fruit coulis.
Nutritional info in this recipe is only estimate using online calculator. You should refer to it as a guide only. Please verify with your own data if you seek an accurate info.