This recipe for Keto chocolate pudding differs from others you may have tried in the past. It contains no alternative sweeteners like erythritol, which is a common choice for low carb sweets.
Why is it best to avoid these type of substances?
Early research on the intestinal health of those following a very low carb keto diet indicates that a drastic reduction in carbohydrates correlates with an impairment in the diversity of beneficial gut microbiota. (1)
Adding fuel to that fire by regularly ingesting substances like sugar alcohols which can compound the problem seems short-sighted.
With this research in mind, I developed this low carb chocolate pudding to be a safe choice. It only contains 9 carbs per serving and is lightly sweetened with fruit!
Try this coconut milk pudding recipe instead if you prefer a higher carb version that is sweeter.
Keto Chocolate Pudding
Dairy free, Keto friendly chocolate pudding made with only 5 whole food ingredients and no alternative sweeteners, only fruit! Legal for gut healing diets like GAPS too.
Warm the coconut milk on the stove in a medium-sized pot until just smooth. Remove pot from heat.
Beat the eggs in a medium-sized bowl until fully blended.
Add the date syrup and cocoa powder with the beaten eggs and mix well until smooth.
Pour the egg, cocoa, date syrup mixture into the pot with the coconut milk.
Put the pot back on the stove and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
When the mixture just starts to bubble, turn the heat down to medium-low and continue stirring for 2-4 minutes until the pudding thickens slightly.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
Let sit for a few minutes, then serve warm.
After cooling, refrigerate in a covered glass bowl.
Homemade coconut milk is the best option for this recipe.
However, feel free to use whole coconut milk in a can or carton in a pinch.