Dairy Farmers of Canada

Mint Chocolate Pudding

Our dietitians' favourite

This is the perfect dessert to satisfy a chocolate craving. Naturally sweetened with date puree, it can be enjoyed either warm or cold.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 5 min
Yields 4
mint chocolate pudding


  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) boiling hot water
  • 2 cups (500 mL) milk
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) cocoa powder
  • 3 tin (45 mL) cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) peppermint extract
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 8 fresh mint leafs
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In a small bowl, stir together dates and boiling water. Let sit for 10 minutes. Pour into a food processor and blend until smooth.

In a large pot over medium-high heat, whisk together date paste, milk, cocoa powder, cornstarch, peppermint extract, and vanilla extract. Whisk continuously until pudding is lightly simmering and thickened, around 5 minutes. Remove from heat once desired thickness has been reached. Enjoy hot or place in the refrigerator to enjoy cold later. Garnish with mint leaves.


If you like a bit more of a mint flavour in your desserts, add ¼ tsp peppermint extract instead of 1/8 tsp.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 149 Calories
Protein: 6 g
Carbohydrate: 28 g
Fat: 3 g
Fibre: 3.6 g
Sodium: 59 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 15 % / 161 mg
Magnesium: 20 %
Riboflavin: 16 %
Vitamin B12: 32 %
Vitamin D: 30 %