Thick and Creamy Chocolate Keto Pudding
Looking for something to end a scrumptious and filling meal? Here, have a pudding! Its melt-in-your-mouth goodness is sure to give you a nice end to a meal. You can even have it as a snack! This delightful dessert is so irresistible you’d want to eat it anytime.
See, there are a lot of keto pudding recipes out there, but if I’m honest, they’re all a little weird. Some require eggs, and some use mashed avocados. I’m all for eggs and avocados, but not in my pudding!
So, I have kept this keto pudding simple by using cream cheese as our main ingredient. It’s thick, creamy, and delicious all on its own, but paired with Lakanto powdered monk fruit, it’s unbelievably good! If you are familiar with some of our recipes, the ingredients we use here would not be surprising as our Keto Cheesecake Dip, another tasty hit, inspired it.
But let’s get back to the pudding, shall we? One reason I adore this particular recipe is because it calls for basic ingredients. Odds are, you can whip up this recipe without having to do a grocery run. So, let’s put this to the test, shall we?
1 hour, 5 minutes
|8oz Cream Cheese
|1 cup Heavy Creamy
|1/2 cup Lakanto Powdered Sweetener
|1 tsp Vanilla extract
|3 tbsp Cocoa powder, unsweetened
|ChocZero Bark for garnish, optional
Pour heavy cream into a large bowl and whip it.
In a separate bowl, mix your ingredients.
Add in the whipped heavy cream to the mixture.
Blend again till everything is well mixed.
Wrap the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator.
- Mixing Bowls: This recipe requires at least two mixing bowls. Preferably, they should be large bowls.
- Whisk or electric hand mixer: you'll be using this to whip heavy cream as well as blend the ingredients together. If you want to speed up the process, use an electric hand mixer
- If you find your pudding lumpy, try sifting your unsweetened cocoa powder to ensure a smoother pudding the next time.
- It's important that you let your low-carb chocolate pudding chill in the fridge for a sufficient amount of time. This will ensure that the pudding sets properly. This recipe calls for chilling the pudding for 1-2 hours, but you can chill it for longer (e.g., overnight).
- Taste the chocolate pudding and adjust the sweetness to your preference. If it isn't sweet enough, add in more sweetener.
- If Lakanto Powdered Monk Sweetener doesn't suit your preference, you may use another keto-friendly sweetener. You may use stevia extract, erythritol, or Swerve. Just make sure to use a liquid or powdered sweetener. Also, be aware of the correct ratios of the sweetener to sugar. For example, the powdered stevia to sugar ratio is 1/2 teaspoon for every 3/4 cup.
- While it's best to eat your keto chocolate pudding within the day it's prepared, you can store it in the fridge with a plastic wrap tightly covering the bowl or transfer it to an airtight container. It should be good for 2-3 days in the fridge.
- If you're a fan of avocado, you can incorporate it into your pudding. But, rather than replacing the cream cheese with it, use it as an additional ingredient. You can convert this sugar-free pudding recipe into a chocolate avocado pudding. If this is the route you choose-- Mash your ripe avocado, then blend it with the cream cheese mixture.
Frequently Asked Questions
The pudding without a sweetener would be very bitter, especially as we are using unsweetened cocoa powder. Since the goal is to make our keto chocolate pudding as low-carb as possible, we need an alternative sweetener — cue our selection: Lakanto’s powdered monk fruit sweetener. It’s a keto-friendly sweetener that’s all-natural, zero glycemic, and has no aftertaste. What’s more, it has a 1:1 ratio to sugar, making it easier to convert traditional chocolate pudding recipes into keto-friendly ones. We’re using the powdered sweetener version in this recipe as it dissolves more easily than the granulated sweetener.
We use heavy cream to add thickness and even more creaminess to our chocolate pudding recipe. It works with the cream cheese in binding all the ingredients, ensuring that our keto chocolate pudding doesn’t become too loose or runny.
We also opt to use cream cheese in the recipe as it helps create a luscious consistency in our pudding that resembles traditional recipes. It’s what makes the chocolate pudding creamy and silky smooth. We also find that the slightly tangy flavor complements the rich chocolate flavor of the unsweetened cocoa powder, making this recipe a winner in my book.
While you can do that if you want, I wouldn’t, primarily because almond milk is pretty watery and would not create as thick of a pudding. A better approach might be to go with full-fat coconut milk as there is less water content. You may also go with other heavy cream alternatives, such as full-fat coconut cream or Greek yogurt. However, all these have a taste that would affect the final output, so choose your substitutions carefully.
Yes, that is okay, as making the pudding ahead of time will allow more time for it to chill in the fridge. This typically results in enhanced flavor and texture as it has time to meld together.
Yes, you can use a sugar-free chocolate bar to replace the unsweetened cocoa powder or incorporate it as an additional ingredient. However, you should note that even sugar-free chocolate bars typically have more carbs when compared to unsweetened cocoa powder, which is just pure cocoa powder. This is why we opted to use unsweetened cocoa powder in the recipe as you get pure cocoa powder goodness without the added sugar.
You can use xanthan gum to thicken your chocolate pudding. It’s a common thickening agent used in gluten-free and low-carb recipes. Add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon to the cream cheese mixture to incorporate it into the recipe before blending with the whipped cream. Thoroughly blend the xanthan gum and make sure that no lumps are left.
Make sure to add xanthan gum only in small amounts. Adding too much can create a slimy texture, which is undesirable for chocolate pudding.
Another ingredient you can add is egg yolks. While this recipe specifically omits eggs, you can use them if you want a thicker and creamier chocolate pudding. Temper the egg yolks properly to avoid curdling, and cook them with the cream to create a delicious custard base.
Be it as a meal-ender or snack; this keto chocolate pudding is sure to satisfy your cravings. It’s low-carb, sugar-free, and amazingly delicious! You can definitely fit into your keto diet!
It’s easy to make and doesn’t involve any cooking. All you really need to do is blend the ingredients, let the mixture chill in the fridge, and wait for at least an hour. Then, bam! You have your tasty keto chocolate pudding.
You can keep adding a different spin to this delicious keto chocolate pudding by topping it with your favorite toppings! Fresh berries, chopped pecans, sugar-free chocolate chips, shredded coconuts, and many more.
If you are looking for more delicious keto chocolate recipes? You will fall in love with our Chocolate Keto Mug Cake, our easy and delicious Easy Chocolate Keto Fudge, and these mouth watering Low Carb Double Chocolate Chip Fudge Cookies
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