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Chocolate and orange soy pudding

Malabi, also known as milk pudding, is a very popular dessert in the Middle East. Traditionally made with whole milk and rose water, Chef Erica wanted to put a little twist on this delicious dessert by using the goodness of Ontario soybeans in a soy beverage and pairing it with orange blossom water for the perfect winter sweet treat. 

Yield: 8-12 servings

Prep time: 5 minutes and 3 hours to cool

Cook time: 10 minutes


  • 4 cups unsweetened soy beverage 
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder 
  • ¼ cup corn starch 
  • ½ cup good quality 70 percent chocolate 
  • 1 tbsp orange blossom water 
  • ¼ cup honey (can replace with sugar to make this vegan)


  1. Place 3 cups of the soy beverage in a pot and place on low heat to slightly warm. 
  2. While that is warming, combine the remaining 1 cup soy beverage with cocoa powder and cornstarch and mix well. 
  3. Once the soy on the heat is warmed, add in your chocolate and stir until melted. Then mix in the remaining soy beverage cocoa powder mixture and whisk. 
  4. Cook on the stove on low heat, whisking continuously until your pudding has thickened. Turn off the heat, add in orange blossom water and honey. 
  5. Place in a bowl and set in the fridge for at least 2 hours. 
  6. Garnish with chocolate curls and some orange zest, and dive into this silky delicious chocolate soy custard!