Low-Fat Vegan Vanilla Pudding

Low fat vegan vanilla pudding

​The Spruce Eats/Emily Hawkes

  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Chill: 2 hrs
  • Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
143 Calories
1g Fat
31g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 143
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 2g
Calcium 100mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Homemade vegan pudding can be simple and quick to make. It requires just a few ingredients and not much time on the stove. This recipe is also much healthier than full-fat pudding recipes—although the soy milk does add a small amount of fat—and it's cholesterol free as well. More importantly, it is delicious and satisfying.

While it makes a vanilla pudding, you can add flavor to the recipe if you like. Use ingredients like lemon zest and juice or fun fruits like blueberries and raspberries. They add to the pudding's color and texture as well.

You can even use this vegan pudding as a base for other dessert recipes. Use it to fill a pie crust or as a layer in a trifle.  

The Compassionate Cook Cookbook


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for low fat vegan vanilla pudding
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  2. In a large saucepan, mix the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually blend in the soy milk, stirring constantly to avoid lumps.

    Mix cornstarch, vanilla, salt
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  3. Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened.

    Cook the mixture
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  4. Cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Cook more
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  5. Remove the pudding from the heat and add the vanilla. Let cool for 10 minutes, stirring now and then.

    Remove the pudding
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  6. Pour the pudding into one large serving dish or individual serving dishes and chill until firm, about 2 to 3 hours.

    ​The Spruce Eats/Emily Hawkes

Reprinted with permission from "The Compassionate Cook Cookbook."

More Vegan Pudding Dessert Recipes

While you can do a lot with the vanilla pudding, there are other vegan desserts that you won't want to miss. Each of these is either a pudding or uses a pudding-like filling and they're all delicious.

  • Old-Fashioned Coconut Pudding - A tasty coconut pudding does not require eggs or dairy. This recipe is very simple and similar to the vanilla pudding recipe. The main difference is that it uses coconut milk.

  • Vegan Bread Pudding - Since you now know how to make vanilla pudding, you can take it a step further and make bread pudding. Simply grab day-old bread, raisins, almonds, and cinnamon and you're all set.

  • Quick Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie - Silken tofu is the key ingredient to the creamy filling of this absolutely delicious pie recipe. With just four ingredients, plus a pre-made pie crust, you can have dessert on the table in just over an hour.

  • Tofu Peanut Butter Pie - If you skip the chocolate, you can make an equally delectable pie. This recipe requires no melting, so you don't have to worry about a double boiler. All you need is a blender and a pie crust. It's incredibly easy.

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