This Keto chocolate pudding recipe has it all; it’s rich and creamy and totally crave-able. Best of all, it only takes 15 minutes of active prep time. The hardest part is waiting for the pudding to set … and not eating it all in one serving!
Check out how to make this easy creamy pudding:
What is Pudding?
There is some confusion surrounding the history of pudding, because the word has often been used to refer to different dishes. In the UK, a “pudding” can be any dessert, even a cake!
The first puddings bore no resemblance to the dessert as we know it today. In fact, these medieval puddings were more like sausages than anything else. These meat-based puddings are the culinary ancestors of modern steamed puddings, such as Christmas pudding.
The modern pudding as we know it is actually more closely related to custard than boiled pudding. It’s not entirely clear how the British custard became the American pudding, but it was like around the time that instant custard powder (made from cornstarch rather than the eggs traditionally used as a thickener) was invented. This allowed pudding to flourish among those who did not have access to eggs or couldn’t afford them.
This low carb chocolate pudding harkens back to the dish’s roots by thickening with Keto-friendly eggs rather than carb-loaded cornstarch.
Want to make this Keto chocolate pudding your own? Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Just remember to be conscious that additions and substitutions may change the nutritional values of this recipe.
For a citrusy twist, add a few drops of orange extract and the zest of one orange.
Add a cool surprise with a few drops of peppermint extract and a fresh mint garnish.
Add some crunch on top with a spoonful of toasted coconut or chopped almonds.
Making this pudding in the summer? Make chocolate pudding pops! Allow pudding mixture to cool to room temperature, then pour into popsicle molds and freeze until solid.
More Keto “Pudding” Recipes to Try
There are many more low-carb “puddings” out there! Try one of the suggestions below or check other Keto dessert recipes.
Cinnamon Chocolate Keto Chia Pudding – This pudding is an easy low-carb dessert that can be made ahead. It’s also no cook; it gets its pudding texture from chia seeds rather than eggs or cornstarch.
Keto Golden Milk Jello – This golden milk jello isn’t technically a “pudding” in the strictest sense but it is a fantastic Keto version of the luxurious Italian dessert Panna Cotta. This coconut milk-based dessert is easy enough to enjoy without much fuss but fancy enough for company.
Keto Blueberry Jello – This is also not technically a pudding but it’s so easy and tasty that I couldn’t not include it. If there are any blueberry lovers in your life, this is the perfect dessert for them. There are only five ingredients, which allows the blueberry flavor (and color) to shine through.
Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.