Keto Pudding

Indulge in a delightful and smooth keto chocolate pudding that is not only sugar-free but also low-carb. This delicious dessert will leave you craving more, regardless of the diet you follow. Chocolate pudding has always been a classic choice of dessert, so it’s only fitting to have a keto-friendly spin on it.

This keto pudding combines the best aspects of a keto chocolate mousse and a pot de creme, making it incredibly easy to prepare. In this article, you’ll learn everything from how to make keto pudding, various tips to make it perfect, serving suggestions, storage instructions, and even some recommended tools to make the process smoother. Additionally, explore more keto dessert options and get answers to frequently asked questions related to this delectable treat. So, get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth while maintaining your keto diet plan.

Why You’ll Adore This Recipe

Embrace a fantastic twist on classic pudding with this easy-to-make, low carb delight. This recipe is not only keto and gluten-free but also dairy-free, ensuring a healthy treat you can indulge in. This creamy keto chia pudding is perfect for individual desserts, offering a luscious, mouthwatering texture.

This recipe requires just five common ingredients, making it convenient and accessible. Plus, there’s no need to bake, so the only challenge is waiting for it to set! Enjoy this delectable creation that’s perfect for any occasion.

Creating Keto Pudding

Essential Components

  • Preferred milk – Coconut milk is recommended, but feel free to use your favorite.
  • Granulated sweetener of choice – Allulose works great, but monk fruit sweetener can also be used.
  • Heavy cream – This is sometimes known as double or thickened cream.
  • Cocoa powder – Dutch-processed is preferred, but dark cocoa powder adds a richer flavor and color.
  • Cornstarch or xanthan gum – Although cornstarch isn’t technically keto, it’s used in such small amounts that it adds very few carbs. Xanthan gum is an alternative, but measure accordingly.
  • Chocolate – Opt for a low carb chocolate bar or sugar-free chocolate chips with at least 66% cocoa content.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Prepare the pudding mixture. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients other than the chocolate.
  2. Melt the chocolate. Pour the mixture through a strainer into a small saucepan over low heat. Allow it to simmer, stirring consistently for about 3 minutes. Then, add your chopped chocolate or chocolate chips and continue to simmer until melted. Remove from heat and whisk until the chocolate is fully incorporated.
  3. Strain and refrigerate. Strain once more and transfer the mixture into an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan. Chill in the refrigerator for a minimum of 6 hours, or overnight for best results.
  4. Serve and enjoy. To unmold the pudding, flip the loaf pan upside down onto a plate. Sprinkle with additional cocoa powder and slice before serving.

Tips to Make the Perfect Keto Chocolate Pudding

To create an effortlessly delicious and smooth keto chocolate pudding, follow these friendly suggestions:

  • Line the loaf pan fully with parchment paper, letting 1-2 inches hang over the sides for simple, clean removal.
  • Using a strainer/sieve isn’t required, but it helps achieve a creamy texture.
  • Opt for real chocolate over chocolate chips, as chips maintain their shape even after melting.
  • For individual servings, divide the mixture among 4-8 ramekins or glass bowls.

Enjoy crafting your tasty, sugar-free dessert!

Serving Suggestions

To enhance the taste of the pudding, consider adding some of these options:

  • Fruits: Include keto-friendly fruits like strawberries, raspberries, or even cranberries.
  • Frozen treats: Add a side of frozen yogurt, ice cream, or protein ice cream.
  • Whipped cream: A dollop of whipped coconut cream or your preferred topping adds a delightful touch.
  • Sweet drizzles: Keep carbs low but flavors high with sugar-free chocolate or caramel syrup.

Enjoy personalizing your pudding with these delightful additions!

Storing Your Pudding

To keep your pudding fresh and delicious, follow these storage instructions:

  • Chill: Always store your pudding in the refrigerator to preserve its taste and texture. It will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks.
  • Wrap: Consider using plastic wrap to cover your pudding, preventing it from absorbing other fridge odors.
  • Freeze: You can store your pudding in the freezer either as a whole loaf or in a freezer-friendly container for up to 6 months.
  • Use the right tools: A loaf pan for setting, a sieve for straining, and a non-stick saucepan for cooking will make your pudding preparation process smooth and enjoyable.

By taking these steps, you’ll ensure your keto pudding remains fresh and ready to enjoy whenever you crave it!

Explore More Keto Desserts

  • Chocolate Cake
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Cheesecake
  • Ice Cream
  • Cookie Dough

Alternative Milks

You can use almond milk or any milk of your choice instead of coconut milk in the recipe without any issues.

Make Ahead Preparation

It’s possible to make the keto chocolate pudding ahead of time, and it’s advisable to chill it for at least 6 hours for the flavors to meld properly.

Customizing the Recipe

Feel free to switch up the flavors by adding different extracts or even omitting the cocoa powder. Lemon, vanilla, and peppermint extracts all work well.

Keto Pudding

Very tasty vegan option
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 195 kcal


  • 4 cups milk coconut milk was used
  • 3/4 cup allulose
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch can use xanthan gum, see Notes
  • 2 cups chopped chocolate


  • Grease an 8x4-inch loaf pan and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except the chocolate. Whisk them together.
  • Strain the mixture into a saucepan and heat on low. Once it starts simmering, stir constantly for 2-3 minutes. Add chopped chocolate and let it simmer for another 2 minutes until the chocolate begins to melt.
  • Remove saucepan from heat and whisk pudding mixture until the chocolate is fully melted. Pour through a strainer into the lined loaf pan. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 6 hours.
  • Carefully remove pudding from the loaf pan, invert upside down onto a large plate or serving dish, remove parchment paper, and dust with cocoa powder. Slice and serve immediately.


Storing: The pudding should be kept in the refrigerator to maintain its thick texture and prevent spoilage. It will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks.
Freezing: You can freeze the pudding as a whole loaf or in freezer-friendly containers. It will keep well in the freezer for up to 6 months.


Calories: 195kcal
Keyword keto desserts, keto pudding
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Frequently Asked Questions

A Simple Vanilla Keto Pudding Recipe

To make a delicious vanilla keto pudding, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated erythritol or another keto-friendly sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine almond milk, sweetener, and vanilla extract. Stir well.
  2. Heat the mixture over low heat until warm.
  3. Stir in chia seeds and mix well.
  4. Pour the mixture into individual serving bowls.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  6. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Creating Keto Pudding Cups

Keto pudding cups are a perfect grab-and-go snack. To make them, follow your favorite keto pudding recipe and divide the mixture into small, sealable containers. Refrigerate until set and enjoy your convenient keto treat!

A Delightful Egg-Based Keto Pudding

Egg-based keto pudding is a tasty, custard-like dessert. Here’s a quick recipe:


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated erythritol
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).
  2. In a bowl, whisk eggs, heavy cream, almond milk, sweetener, and vanilla extract.
  3. Pour the mixture into 4 ramekins.
  4. Place ramekins in a baking dish and fill the dish with hot water, reaching halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until set.
  6. Cool, refrigerate, and serve chilled.

A Decadent Keto Chocolate Pudding Recipe

For chocolate lovers, try this keto chocolate pudding recipe:


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated erythritol or another keto-friendly sweetener
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a food processor or blender, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Process until smooth and creamy.
  3. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Preparing Keto Chocolate Pudding with Heavy Cream

For an extra rich chocolate pudding, simply substitute 1/2 cup of heavy cream for the almond milk in the keto chocolate pudding recipe above.

A Creamy Dairy-Free Keto Pudding Option

For a dairy-free option, try this smooth coconut keto pudding:


  • 1 (13.5-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated erythritol or another keto-friendly sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine coconut milk, sweetener, and vanilla extract.
  2. Heat the mixture on low until warm.
  3. Add chia seeds and mix well.
  4. Pour the pudding into individual serving bowls.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight, and serve chilled.
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