A creamy keto chocolate pudding recipe for those in-love with the idea of avocado pudding but unsure of the reality. This chocolate avocado pudding appeals to everyone because you can’t taste the avocado!
Want a quick chocolate snack or dessert? Look no further. Enjoy two perfectly portioned servings of pudding in mere minutes. Make this chocolate avocado pudding keto, choose a good quality keto friendly sweetener.
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For the chocolate pudding lover watching carbs, an easy keto-friendly pudding is a bit of a unicorn. Sugar-free chocolate pudding from the store is mostly starch and hydrogenated oils – yuck! And, low carb pudding made the old fashioned way (like my keto chocolate pastry cream) requires cooking and chilling – too slow.
Luckily, this indulgent keto chocolate avocado pudding is a no-cook recipe that’s ready in minutes. Winning!
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 Chocolate Avocado Pudding Ingredients
The ingredients for this sugar free chocolate pudding are simple.
- Ripe avocado
- Greek yogurt
- Unsweetened cocoa powder (Bensdorp)
- Vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Keto sweetener to taste
Notice that this is NOT a 3-ingredient chocolate avocado pudding. The sugar-free 3-ingredient versions lack proper pudding texture and taste.
The Best Cocoa For Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Through much experimentation, I found Bensdorp the best tasting unsweetened cocoa in this pudding. It’s my very favorite cocoa powder. It has a rich red-brown color and smells just like a chocolate bar. My double dark cocoa was bitter and turned the pudding grey and Hershey’s didn’t deliver on chocolate flavor (and was a bit acidic).
What Sweetener Should I Use?
Aren’t we lucky there are so many low carb keto sweeteners available today? I happened to use a monk fruit erythritol blend, but use your favorite sweetener.
NOTE: Do not use only stevia to sweeten the chocolate pudding. The bitter compounds in chocolate and stevia magnify each other resulting in a terribly bitter product. Also, if using a granulated sweetener opposed to a powdered, make sure to stir long enough for it to completely dissolve.
Do I Need to Use an Immersion Blender?
Although you can use a fork to mash the avocado and mix the ingredients together, an immersion blender creates an unbeatable creamy texture. Look for one that comes with a beaker and a mini food processor for ultimate convenience. It makes for a luxuriously creamy avocado pudding.
Customize Your Chocolate Avocado Pudding
- Try flavor extracts: banana, hazelnut, raspberry (not almond – it fights the avocado)
- Add grated orange zest
- Top with orange zest, whipped cream, grated chocolate or raspberries
More Keto Avocado Recipes for Avocado Lovers!
- Keto Avocado Smoothie with coconut milk, ginger and turmeric
- Keto Green Smoothie with cilantro and mint
- Pulled Pork Stuffed Avocados
Keto Chocolate Avocado Pudding
- Add all ingredients to a small bowl and blend with an immersion blender until smooth and creamy. (For a rustic texture, mash with a fork.) Taste and adjust sweetness per you.
- Divide between two containers and serve. Makes approximately 3/4 cup.
- Store covered in the refrigerator up to 3 days.