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Keto chocolate pudding is rich, creamy, and delicious. And I have a feeling that once you try it, you’re going to want to finish off every meal with this healthy chocolate pudding. It’s THAT good! My low carb chocolate pudding (which is a sugar-free chocolate pudding) is made with classic ingredients like heavy cream, cocoa powder, and a little secret ingredient that makes it the best chocolate pudding recipe ever!
Chocolate pudding is a quintessential childhood treat, but this keto chocolate pudding is so good, with luscious dark chocolate flavor that makes it a perfect dessert for adults, too. There’s no reason to give up on your favorite foods, when sugar free chocolate pudding is just as tasty.
I may sound like a broken record on this, but I’ll say it again! You don’t have to give up your favorite foods to go on a low carb keto diet. And this healthy chocolate pudding is the perfect example. Go ahead and indulge!
Are you ready for the best chocolate pudding recipe?! Just know that it’s rich and thick, so if you want something light and airy, make keto chocolate mousse instead.
How To Make Keto Chocolate Pudding
Keto chocolate pudding doesn’t just taste amazing; it’s super easy to make, too. The part that is the hardest is waiting for it to chill in the fridge.
That’s okay, though! While you are waiting for the healthy chocolate pudding to set up, you can search through my low carb dinner recipes to decide what to cook for your pre-dessert meal. 😉
Ingredients in sugar-free chocolate pudding:
- Heavy cream
- Unflavored gelatin powder
- Powdered erythritol
- Cocoa powder
- Sea salt
Step 1: Begin by pouring 1/4 cup heavy cream into a small bowl. Gently sprinkle the gelatin powder on top, and whisk together immediately. Set aside. This is the secret that makes this low carb chocolate pudding ultra thick and decadent.
PRO TIP: When pouring in the gelatin powder, take special care not just to dump it in. It should be gently sprinkled along the top of the heavy cream. Get the gelatin and cream as smooth as you can, but don’t stress too much, as the clumps will dissolve once heated.
Step 3: Cook the healthy chocolate pudding ingredients together until they start to bubble, but don’t let it boil. Add the vanilla when it comes off the heat.
Step 4: This is when we add the gelatin mixture to the pudding. This helps to thicken it and give it a really rich and luscious texture.
Let the pudding cool so that it won’t melt the plastic we’re going to put over it. When it’s cool enough, add the plastic flush against the top of the pudding.
PRO TIP: Make sure to put the plastic wrap pretty tightly against the top of the pudding, with no air in between. This will help prevent a film from forming on the top.
Step 5: Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, then give it a stir. Look how thick, rich and creamy it gets:
Sugar-Free Chocolate Pudding Variations
Everything about the best chocolate pudding recipe is perfection! However, sometimes I like to try out new toppings.
And if you’re making keto chocolate pudding for a crowd, it’s really fun to put out the pudding with a bunch of toppings for a dessert bar. Everyone can top their own cups of low carb chocolate pudding. Serve them in pretty dishes, for the ultimate entertaining dessert.
Here are my chocolate pudding topping ideas:
- Berries – You can keep it low carb while added some fresh berries! Strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries go amazing with this keto pudding with heavy cream.
- Nuts – Sprinkle some chopped pecans, almonds, or walnuts on top to add some crunch.
- Coconut – It’s impossible ever to go wrong with shredded coconut. You are going to love sugar free chocolate pudding with a few sprinkles of coconut. Try it!
- Chocolate – Add a few chocolate curls to the top of the healthy chocolate pudding. Not only does it add more chocolate-y flavor, but it also looks gorgeous too.
- Whipped cream – Makes the perfect easy topping for a pretty presentation.
How To Prevent Pudding Skin
The only downfall of homemade chocolate pudding is that it can develop a thin layer of skin on top. This happens because when water evaporates, the sweeteners and proteins shrink and get concentrated. The good news is that it tastes fine, but you can easily avoid it altogether.
Your best bet is to keep plastic wrap tightly covering the pudding at all times unless you are serving it. Make sure the plastic wrap directly touches the surface of the sugar-free chocolate pudding.
Can You Make Low-Carb Chocolate Pudding Ahead?
Yes, absolutely you can make low-carb chocolate pudding ahead! If you store the healthy chocolate pudding in the fridge in an airtight container with plastic wrap on top, it will last 5-7 days.
Can You Freeze Sugar-Free Chocolate Pudding?
Yes, you can freeze healthy chocolate pudding. Freeze any leftover sugar-free pudding in an airtight container with a lid. It will last 1-2 months in the freezer.
I recommend digging into some frozen chocolate pudding dessert on a hot day because it tastes like ice cream! Great way to cool down why enjoying a delicious treat.
More Low Carb Chocolate Desserts
Is your sweet tooth getting you? Satisfy any craving with these flavorful low carb dessert recipes:
- Crustless Low Carb Keto Cheesecake Bites
- Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Easy Paleo Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups – be sure to use a keto-approved sweetener
- Keto Choc PB Cheesecake Mousse
- Keto Low Carb No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake
Tools To Make Keto Chocolate Pudding:
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- Pudding Bowls – These ramekins are so cute, and the perfect size for individual portions of low carb chocolate pudding.
- Stainless Steel Pots and Pans Set – My favorite set of pots and pans. Amazing quality and they clean up really easily.
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Pour 1/4 cup heavy cream into a small bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin powder on top (don't just dump it in), and whisk together immediately. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan over medium-low, stir together the remaining heavy cream, powdered sweetener, cocoa powder and sea salt. Heat, whisking constantly, for about 5 minutes, until the mixture is smooth and bubbling near the edges.
Remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla extract.
Add the gelatin, which will be thick, to the pan. Whisk until smooth and dissolved.
Let the pudding cool for about 10 minutes, until cooled enough not to melt plastic wrap to be placed over it. Whisk again to get rid of any film on top.
Cover with plastic wrap flush against the top to prevent a film from forming. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, until firm.
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Serving size: 1/2 cup
Note: This keto pudding is VERY rich! You could easily cut the serving size in half for a lighter treat that's still super satisfying.
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Nutrition Information Per Serving
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Net carb count excludes fiber, erythritol, and allulose, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. (Learn about net carbs here.) We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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