Welcome Spring with this Outstanding Vegan Lemon Pudding!

Outstanding Vegan Lemon Pudding

If there’s anything guaranteed to lift the mood and brighten the skies it’s this Outstanding Vegan Lemon Pudding. It tastes like the sun came out to play!

Silky smooth, deliciously sweet with a hint of tartness it’s a glorious dessert. Naturally, there’s no refined sugar, fat, or salt in this recipe, which I admit is hard to believe as it tastes so indulgent. And it’s made with just 5 ingredients!

Outstanding Vegan Lemon Pudding

1/2 a teaspoon of turmeric was added to this recipe and it certainly amped up the color to more of a neon yellow, which worked well as it’s a dreary wet day here in New York, needing a little extra oomph. Next time I make it, however, I think I’ll go for a more refined softer yellow and leave the turmeric out.

Outstanding Vegan Lemon Pudding

What’s in this Outstanding Vegan Lemon Pudding?

  • lots of lemons (1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice)
  • Maple or date syrup
  • vanilla extract
  • non-dairy milk (coconut or oat are exceptional in this as they add an extra creaminess)
  • cornstarch (the thickening agent)
Vegan Lemon Pudding

How is it so silky smooth?

Cornstarch is the secret ingredient here. If however, you do find lumps in your pudding, just pass it through a sieve to get rid of them before pouring it into the serving dishes. Be sure to place the plastic wrap directly over the top of the pudding or a skin will form.

Vegan Lemon Pudding

Can I make Outstanding Vegan Lemon Pudding in advance?

Absolutely YES. It needs to be made at least a few hours in advance to be given a chance to chill sufficiently in the fridge. Overnight is ideal. It will last (given the chance which is doubtful) for up to 3 days in the fridge. I don’t recommend freezing this.

Vegan Lemon Pudding

What equipment do I need to make Outstanding Vegan Lemon Pudding Pudding?

A really good quality non-stick pan makes life much easier.

Some pretty glasses for serving. Try these!

I hope you love this Outstanding Vegan Lemon Pudding. I’d love to hear from you, please leave a comment and rate the recipe! Thanks so much and happy cooking:)

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Outstanding Vegan Lemon Pudding

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Outstanding Vegan Lemon Pudding

A bright, delicious, easy lemony dessert.

  • Author: Mary Callan
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: dessert,
  • Method: stove top
  • Diet: Vegan



1/4 cup lemon juice

1 cup non-dairy milk, coconut, and oat are great options

1/4 cup maple or date syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon turmeric (optional, for color)

2 heaping tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Pour the lemon juice, milk, vanilla extract, turmeric if using and maple/date syrup into a medium pan.
  2. Heat, stirring well until the mixture comes to a boil, turn down to a simmer.
  3. In a small bowl place the cornstarch and add about 1/4 cup of the lemon mixture to it. Mix well until very smooth. Pour this into the lemon liquid and stir continuously until thickened. If the mixture becomes lumpy pass through a sieve.
  4. Pour into small individual bowls, cover with plastic wrap directly over the top of the pudding or a skin will form, and place in the fridge to chill.
  5. Serve with an optional garnish of mint, berries, and a swirl of non-dairy cream.

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