Keto avocado pudding is easy to make and a tasty treat for avocado lovers. Coconut milk and lime zest add flavor to this low carb pudding recipe while erythritol keeps it sugar-free.
Thanks to low carb dieters avocado pudding is a popular mainstream breakfast, snack and healthier dessert option. In fact, Kourtney Kardashian’s avocado pudding breakfast is currently having a moment across social media. Although her recipe includes honey, which is not keto friendly, don’t despair. There are many keto friendly sweeteners to choose from.
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This avocado pudding recipe serves one and is perfectly portioned for a small snack or dessert. Because the net carbs are so low, I sometimes double the recipe when I want a little more. (If you want a great Keto Chocolate Avocado Pudding click here.)
Although you can use a fork to mix the ingredients together, an immersion blender (or stick blender) creates an unbeatable creamy texture. Look for one that comes with a beaker and a mini food processor for ultimate convenience. Stick blenders make a luxuriously creamy avocado pudding.
Why Use Avocados for Pudding? Are Avocados Healthy?
Avocados are high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and rich in potassium. One small avocado has roughly 120 calories, 11 g fat, 5 g fiber, 370 mg potassium and is 1.37 net carbs. And while a store-bought sugar-free pudding may have zero grams of sugar it has a whopping 9 net carbs. Clearly, avocado pudding is the healthier keto option.
Keto Avocado Pudding Ingredients
The ingredients for this sugar free pudding are simple…
- Ripe avocado
- Coconut cream
- Vanilla extract
- Lime zest
- Pinch of salt
- Keto sweetener to taste
Why Lime Zest Instead of Juice?
I found that adding lime or lemon juice wasn’t as tasty as using a little zest. Finely grated zest is better because it incorporates smoothly. For this, a microplane grater is an invaluable kitchen tool which makes quick work of zesting citrus, grating hard cheese, chocolate, nuts and garlic. I bought mine as a 3 microplane set, but you can find them singly, too.
Do I Have to Use Coconut Cream From a Can?
Coconut cream is the thick white substance that floats to the top when you open a can of full-fat coconut milk. It contains lauric acid which is great for fueling our keto bodies! A great vegan option, it provides creaminess to the pudding and a nice flavor.
NOTE: A carton of coconut milk (milk substitute) from the dairy section in the store is not suitable as it thins the pudding too much.
What Can I Sub For the Coconut Cream?
If you don’t like or can’t have coconut cream, try adding Greek Yogurt or folding a little whipped cream into the avocado pudding.
More Keto Avocado Recipes for Avocado Lovers!
- Keto Chocolate Avocado Pudding
- Keto Avocado Smoothie with coconut milk, ginger and turmeric
- Keto Green Smoothie with cilantro and mint
- Pulled Pork Stuffed Avocado
- Avocado Chicken Salad
Keto Avocado Pudding
- immersion blender
Optional Topping (not included in nutritional info)
- whipped coconut cream (or whipped heavy cream)
- Add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and blend with an immersion blender until combined and creamy. (For a rustic texture, mash the avocado with a fork and stir in the remaining ingredients.)
- Taste and adjust flavors. (Try a drop or two of vanilla, more sweetener or a little more lime zest.)
- Enjoy immediately for a soft pudding consistency or refrigerate for 4 hours for a firmer pudding.