As an alternative to pumpkin pie, try this Vegan Pumpkin Pudding that is made dairy-free, gluten-free, and egg-free. Everyone loves this pumpkin spice dessert that is thick and creamy.

jar of vegan pumpkin pudding

If you love the flavor of pumpkin pie, but you’re too busy or lazy (like me) to make a crust, then this is the recipe for you! I have a couple of other pumpkin pudding recipes on my site including my Paleo Pumpkin Pudding and my Instant Pot Pumpkin Pudding, but this vegan version is for my plant-based friends who can’t have eggs.

This is a really easy dessert recipe to throw together. Whether you need a quick dessert for a small family gathering or just for yourself, I think you’re really going to love this recipe!

Recipe Steps

labeled photo with ingredients for vegan pumpkin pudding

Step One

The first step is to gather up your ingredients and then combine them into a medium saucepan.

See the exact measurements and other details in the recipe card at the end of this post.

pumpkin pudding in a bowl

Step Two

Whisk together the ingredients over medium heat for about 3 minutes, or until the pudding starts to thicken.

Step Three

Divide the pudding between your serving glasses and place them in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to set.

Again, please see the exact measurements, cooking temperature, and cooking time in the recipe card at the end of this post.

Step Four

Serve the pudding chilled or at room temperature, with a little bit of dairy-free whipped cream, if desired.

This is such an easy recipe, and it tastes just like the inside of a pumpkin pie.

pumpkin pudding in jars on a tabletop

FAQs

Where can you find dairy-free whipped cream?

I found whipped cream made using rice milk in the refrigerator section of my local natural foods store.

What if I don’t have pumpkin pie spice?

Just use the same amount of ground cinnamon.

What if I don’t have arrowroot starch?

You can use 3 tablespoons of cornstarch instead.

jar of pudding with whipped cream

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Vegan Pumpkin Pudding


Description

As an alternative to pumpkin pie, try this Vegan Pumpkin Pudding that is made dairy-free, gluten-free, and egg-free. Everyone loves this pumpkin spice dessert that is thick and creamy.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar (or white sugar)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch (see notes if you prefer to use arrowroot starch)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or ground cinnamon)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or your favorite plant-based milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dairy-free whipped topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch or arrowroot starch, and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk to combine.
  2. Then, turn the heat to medium-high, and whisk in the milk, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract.
  3. Keep whisking the mixture until it starts to simmer. Turn the heat down to medium, cover the pot, and let it simmer for 3 minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat and stir the mixture one more time. Then, divide the pudding between your serving glasses.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until the pudding has set.
  6. Serve the pudding chilled, or at room temperature, with a dollop of dairy-free whipped cream, if desired.

Notes

  1. Store any leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  2. The nutrition data for this recipe is an estimate and does not include any whipped cream topping.
  3. If you prefer to use arrowroot starch instead of cornstarch, then reduce the amount to 2 tablespoons.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: vegan pumpkin custard, vegan pumpkin dessert

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