A few weeks ago I was invited to learn about the process of making California olive oil with Corto Olive Co. We were treated to many meals during the press trip, but one dish that I still distinctly remember was the olive oil gelato we had for lunch. I can still taste the pureness of the olive oil against the sweetness of the cream with tiny bites of the flakes of sea salt.
I was going to recreate a vegan version of the olive oil gelato, but there is already an excellent one created by The Moment. I also kept forgetting to put my ice cream maker in the freezer so I kept thinking and thinking of how I can present the same type of dessert without it being frozen and without taking away the flavor of the olive oil. Pudding, the answer was an easy vegan olive oil pudding. You must make it with coconut cream, NOT coconut milk, as it will not solidify.
It’s only made with 5 ingredients and you spend less than 10 minutes putting it all together.
5 Ingredient, simple yet decadent dessert that is also healthy for you.
For the Pudding
Place coconut cream and maple or cassava syrup in a sauce pan and bring to a low boil while mixing. Add in the olive oil and let simmer for about 5 minutes and then add in the arrowroot powder. Simmer for a further 10 minutes until it gets nice and thick making sure you are mixing the pudding the whole time. I would suggest using a whisk to make sure there are no lumps in the mixture.
Pour into some ramekins or small glasses and let cool at room temperature. Once fully cool place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to get firm. Overnight is best.
Drizzle some olive oil on top and then sprinkle some herb salt and finish with a sprig of basil.
Corto Olive Oil is available for purchase through here.
What an amazing idea!
Love this recipe! It inspired me to try to recreate a dish I ate years ago. It was in Belgium and we were so surprised by the use of olive oil and red pepper flakes in a chocolate mouse. Absolutely delicious! Thanks for the inspiration!
This sounds tasty! I’m normally not a pudding fan, but I will definitely be giving this a try!
I’ve never heard of olive oil pudding before! Interesting. I’ll have to sub out the honey for maple syrup to keep this vegan. Cool recipe!
Looks delicious! I’m not a vegan myself but coconut cream is one of my favorite ingredients, it makes me feel I’m on holiday in the Caribbean!
I have never tried this before. Sounds very intriguing for sure. I do love using olive oil, such a great product to work with.
This looks so decadent and rich! I must try!
Such a creative and unusual recipe! I would love to try this as I don’t think I’ve ever had a pudding with these flavours.
What an interesting recipe. I can’t say that I ever would have thought of using olive oil in pudding. This has me intrigued!
I’ve never seen anything like this before! Looks good 😀
This is such a new recipe for me. Thanks for sharing !