Mon. Aug 2nd, 2021

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.

Creamy keto chocolate avocado pudding in cup with halved avocado and napkin behind.

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.

Keto chocolate avocado with shaved chocolate in a cup with avocado half and blue napkin behind.

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!

Top down view of keto chocolate avocado pudding with swirled top in glass cup.

Keto Chocolate Avocado Pudding

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Course: Dessert, Snack

Cuisine: American

Servings: 1

Calories: 180kcal

Author: Kim Hardesty

Instructions

  • 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.

Serves 2 at 4.82 NET CARBS per serving.

Notes

(NOTE ONE) Use a RIPE avocado. Unripe avocados have a stronger “green” flavor and a firm, watery texture opposed to buttery, creamy texture.
(NOTE TWO) To make dairy-free and Paleo use 1/4 cup coconut cream and coconut sugar. The pudding will be soft but firm up in the refrigerator as it chills.
(NOTE THREE) Be careful using stevia with chocolate as they make each other very bitter.
(NOTE FOUR) One third tablespoon is 1 teaspoon. Bensdorp, a red cocoa, produces the best color and flavor – It’s really wonderful. Black or dark cocoa will turn the pudding gray. Make sure the cocoa powder is free of lumps or you will use more than intended and the pudding may be bitter.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5g | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.3g | Protein: 8.86g | Fat: 13.36g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 464mg | Fiber: 7.8g | Sugar: 2.39g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 7.6mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1.54mg

About Kim Hardesty

Kim is a self taught cook with over 30 years experience in the kitchen. She develops and tests low carb and keto recipes in her California home. She began her low carb journey in 2009 and at the urging of friends, started blogging in 2014. Kim shares delicious low carb and keto recipes no one would believe are sugar-free. Her recipes are featured in newsstand publications and on sites all over the internet.