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You won’t believe how creamy and rich this sugar free chocolate pudding is! The perfect keto no bake chocolate dessert!
Get ready for a super smooth, creamy, and rich chocolate pudding that’s as quick and easy to make as Jell-o. No cornstarch here – just keto chocolate deliciousness. And for any Bake It Keto readers that have to avoid eggs, it’s egg-free too!
If you’re in a hurry, feel free to hit that Jump To Recipe button at the top of this post. But as always, I’m sharing loads of advice to help you improve your low carb baking that you won’t want to miss. I’m also answering some of the most commonly asked reader questions. There’s a good chance you might be wondering the same things!
Can you eat pudding on a low carb diet?
So is pudding keto friendly? Traditional chocolate pudding is thickened with cornstarch. Between the sugar, cornstarch, and milk, regular chocolate pudding is absolutely chock full of carbs and FAR from keto friendly.
But don’t worry, this recipe doesn’t involve any of those high carb ingredients!
How do you make sugar free pudding from scratch?
So how are we going to make epically tasty low carb chocolate pudding recipe that’s even more satisfying than high carb chocolate pudding? By making some savvy substitutions to create a low carb chocolate pudding that’s just as delicious as the original.
- Half and half instead of milk (I like the texture of this pudding best with half and half, but you can make this recipe with heavy cream if you prefer. Simply substitute some or all of the half and half with heavy cream!)
- Sugar-free chocolate chips instead of regular chocolate chips. I used Know Foods but I also LOVE Lakanto chocolate chips and Lily’s chocolate chips.
- Allulose instead of sugar. Allulose is one of my FAVORITE keto sweeteners because it tastes the most like regular sugar. It can be hard to find locally but this brand of allulose on Amazon is my go-to choice.
How Many Carbs Are In Pudding?
Jell-O Original Chocolate Pudding contains 25g of carbs and 19g of sugar and a traditional homemade chocolate pudding recipe isn’t any better at 32g of carbs and 29g of sugar.
This keto chocolate pudding recipe has just 6g of carbs per serving, which include 1.5g of fiber. So much better!
But what about Jello Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding? While it only contains 8g of carbs per the nutrition label, it contains sneaky ingredients like maltodextrin that can still spike blood sugar. As a Type 1 Diabetic, I’ve learned to look out for these tricky ingredients in packaged foods! Jello Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding is also sweetened with aspartame, which some choose to avoid.
Can You Make Keto Chocolate Pudding With Coconut Milk?
Need to avoid dairy? You can make this keto chocolate pudding recipe with full-fat coconut milk. Simply substitute 3 cups of full-fat coconut milk in place of the half and half. And of course, make sure the sugar free chocolate you use is also dairy-free.
Keto Pudding Toppings
In my opinion, the best keto pudding topping is sugar-free whipped cream! For lightly sweetened homemade keto whipped cream, I whip together 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1 tablespoon allulose, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract just until stiff peaks form.
Now that you’ve topped your keto pudding with delicious homemade sugar free whipped cream, sprinkle on some toppings. Here are a few ideas:
- Keto friendly chocolate chips (like KNOW foods, Lakanto, or Lily’s chocolate chips)
- Chopped nuts (peanuts and macadamias are especially yummy with chocolate!)
- Sugar free sprinkles
- Crushed up keto chocolate chip cookies or keto double chocolate chip cookies
- Toasted unsweetened coconut
- A dusting of unsweetened cocoa powder
Easy Keto Chocolate Pudding
- 1 Tbsp Gelatin
- 1/4 Cup Water
- 3 Cups Half and Half
- 3/4 Cup Allulose (reduce to 1/2 cup if using a different brand of chocolate chips – see notes below)
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- 6 oz Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips (I used KNOW Foods brand) *see notes below if using another brand
- 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
- Put the water in a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin on top. Allow the gelatin to bloom for 5 minutes.
- In a medium saucepan, combine the half and half, allulose, and salt.
- Heat the half and half mixture over medium heat just to boiling, stirring regularly with a whisk.
- Remove the half and half mixture from the heat and add the sugar free chocolate chips, bloomed gelatin, and vanilla. Whisk to combine as the chocolate chips melt and the gelatin dissolves into the hot half and half (see note below).
- Pour the chocolate pudding mixture evenly into 8 ramekins (or glasses, mugs, etc). Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours, or until the gelatin has set. Serve with homemade whipped cream lightly sweetened with a keto-friendly sweetener like allulose, erythritol, or stevia.
Nutrition facts have been calculated using Cronometer, with the carbs from all erythritol and allulose sweeteners subtracted because I do not personally have to bolus insulin for Swerve, erythritol, or allulose as a Type 1 (autoimmune) Diabetic. All Bake It Keto recipes have been tried and used successfully, but results may vary from person to person. All information provided regarding nutrition on the Website is intended to be used for informational purposes only. I am not a nutritionist. Consult your medical professional before using any recipe if you have concerns about how you may individually react to the use of any particular recipe or ingredient. By voluntarily creating and using any recipe provided here, you assume the risk of any potential injury that may result. Please see my full disclosures at https://www.bakeitketo.com/disclosures-privacy-policy/.