Indulge Yourself In This Keto Chocolate Pudding Recipe
Hello chocolate lovers! You asked for more keto-friendly chocolate recipes, and we delivered.
Today we’re making a luscious and decadently sexy chocolate pudding. Why? Because chocolate pudding is the best thing you can cook with the creamy dark treat. It’s the melt-in-your-mouth texture, the unctuous creaminess, and the delightful silky feel. What else would one want?
Needless to say, this low-carb recipe is perfect for keto diets, but also for everyone looking to indulge themselves guilt-free. If you’re ready, allow us to break this recipe down for you.
What You’ll Need For The Perfect Low-Carb Chocolate Pudding?
Puddings are all about their lovely texture. Get that right, and you’ll be successful. Today, that means making good use of our good old friend, heavy cream. This will carry our pudding’s weight and be the base to build all the flavors.
We’ll also need an egg to add to the texture, and that’s lots of extra high-quality proteins, by the way — you can never have enough of those.
Here’s where things get really tasty. We need unsweetened cocoa powder. Let’s not forget cocoa powder in raw form is super good for you; we mean lots of antioxidants to keep those scavenging free radicals at bay and healthy monounsaturated fats. Of course, cocoa powder will also add its chocolatey flavors and color to our pudding.
Then we need a proper sweetener. We love using Erythritol for this one, but you can use your favorite zero-calorie sweetener. Monk fruit extract is lovely too but use whatever you have in hand.
Puddings fall in the gelatin family; they’re still custardy but need to jiggle a little, so we’re using a teaspoon of xanthan gum. Regular gelatin will work too.
Finally, our secret ingredient: just a teaspoon of vanilla extract. It makes all the difference. Make sure you use the real stuff coming from vanilla beans and not the artificial kind.
Now that we’ve got all our ingredients, let me give you a few tips for serving this beauty.
When to Make This Low-Carb Chocolate Pudding?
This dessert is quite easy to make, but it’s one of those dishes that feel like you spent the whole morning in the kitchen. That makes this pudding ideal for special occasions.
Whether it’s dinner with your family, a holiday dinner or date night with a special someone, you can’t go wrong with chocolate pudding.
Once you’re about to let your pudding set inside the fridge, consider if you want to present it as a large pudding, family-style, or in individual cups. Individual desserts are always a bit fancier, especially if you get your hands on some pretty glassware. You can even serve it in wine glasses for an extra WOW factor.
Since we’ve saved lots of calories by using low-carb sweeteners, you can treat yourself and your guests with a strawberries as a garnish. If you want to keep this strictly keto, a few mint leaves will look equally pretty.
If you’re ready, let’s make some pudding. This is one of those treats you can give to yourself and your loved ones with a smile on your face.
- In a bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, erythritol and xanthum gum, gradually start adding almond milk while stirring continuously until mixed together well.
- Put a strainer over a saucepan and strain the solids from the solution.
- Heat the saucepan with the solution on low to medium heat, add dark chocolate and heavy whipping cream, keep stirring continuously, add vanilla extract, stir again and take off the stove once it thickens enough.
- Let it cool for few minutes, pour the pudding solution into single serving cups and place in refrigerator for minimum 3 hours or over night for best results.
- Serve with a smidge of sea salt on top.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g