Silky smooth and totally addictive, this paleo and keto chocolate pudding-for-1 is most definitely on crack.
Paleo & Keto Chocolate Pudding-For-1 🍫
Suuuper Creamy & Instant 💨
Part of our desserts-for-1 series, this keto chocolate pudding is bound to satisfy any and all (individual!) cravings. Suuuper thick, creamy and silky smooth, it’s a true decadent chocolate treat!
Having said that, using only good-for-you ingredients and the ideal macros for a fat bomb treat. Read up!
Cacao vs Cocoa 🍫
Both work great. But our favorite will forever be the Dutch-processed alkaline cocoa Valrhona, known to be one of (if not the) best cocoas in the world. But feel free to use a raw cacao powder (arguably more nutritional perks here). Both are well and good, as long as they’re unsweetened.
Plus, cacao provides a myriad of benefits. Ranging from a rich concentration of antioxidants, to calcium, carotene, thiamin and magnesium (essential if doing keto!).
The Avocado 🥑
Yup, this is a (part) avocado chocolate pudding (and it’s absolutely scrumptious!). Bursting with flavor and with a killer creamy texture, the avocado makes this chocolate treat a true nutrient gold mine.
You are very likely already aware of the myriad of benefits behind avocados. As aside from being rich in omega-3 fatty acids, they’re also a great source of vitamins C, E, K and B-6. Plus, they’re also booming with pantothenic acid, magnesium and potassium.
Having said that, for the sake of taste, we add in some full-fat coconut milk to the mix. As well as some cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt and coffee (optional) to amp up all the chocolate goodness.
The Sweetener 🍯
Pick your poison.
Fun fact: it might also be our taste buds here, but we’ve noticed that stevia-based sweeteners (such as Pyure) don’t work so great when chocolate is involved as the aftertaste is accentuated. Again, it might just be our taste buds here!
If paleo, feel free to use some good-old maple syrup.
And if using xylitol, make sure to be careful if you have a pup around the house, as it’s highly toxic to the little guys! 🐕
Paleo & Keto Chocolate Pudding-For-1
- Add coconut milk, cocoa powder and sweetener to a saucepan over medium heat. Heat up, whisking to combine, until the ingredients have incorporated (though you may still have a few cocoa lumps). You do not want to warm it up too much, rather just use the heat to combine the ingredients. Remove from heat.
- Stir in vanilla extract, cinnamon, coffee (optional) and salt. Add avocado and blend using an immersion blender. Alternatively transfer to a food processor and blend until silky smooth.
- Taste for sweetness and seasoning and adjust accordingly with more sweetener or salt. Transfer to serving glass and either enjoy at room temperature or chill until fully set (our preference). You can always pop it in the freezer for 15 minutes, and keep in mind that this chocolate pudding keeps well in the fridge for a couple days.
- If you're feeling fancy: garnish with grated dark chocolate and flakey sea salt!