2-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding Recipe

This 2-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding couldn’t be easier to make. All you need is dark chocolate and coconut milk. Luscious 2-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding is rich, thick, and incredibly mousse like. When I whip this up for the boys I use dark chocolate that is around 70% cacao.

When I make 2-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding for myself I use the recipe below, but instead of 70% dark chocolate, I use Green & Black’s 85% dark chocolate in bar form. I love making this low-carb chocolate pudding with the darker chocolate. This adult version is a bit more sophisticated, and is not likely to be enjoyed by people who are used to having much sugar, natural or otherwise, in their diet. Given that coconut milk and 85% chocolate are high in fat, this version is a keto chocolate pudding.

Both versions of this paleo dessert recipe are fabulous. Additionally, both ingredients used in 2-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding are super foods. Coconut milk is full of satiating healthy fats, while dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants and packed with minerals including potassium, zinc, and selenium.

2-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding

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Servings 6



  • In a saucepan, heat coconut milk and chocolate over very low heat
  • Stir constantly until chocolate is melted
  • Divide mixture between six ½ cup mason jars
  • Refrigerate for 3 hours
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Fridge Time 3 hours
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 20 mins
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I haven’t tested this recipe with milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate. These types of chocolate have far more sugar and less fat than dark chocolate. Given this issue, I’m not sure if the pudding will thicken if these substitutions are made. If you do experiment, feel free to leave a comment and let us know if it worked!

I’ve been following a low-carb diet since 2014. At times I focus on consuming extra fat so that I can go into ketosis. I’ve read interesting papers on the neuro-protective effects of ketosis.1 I have found that the ketogenic diet is helpful in reducing the symptoms of the neurological issues resulting from my multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis.

When I began a ketogenic diet, I went through my recipes to see which ones would comply with it. I have created a fantastic Ketogenic Diet Recipes page with all of my keto recipes. If you are wondering, “What is the Keto Diet?” I have a clear, brief outline on that page as well, which will answer your question!

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128 responses to “2-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding Recipe”

  1. All I can say, is thanks again for all your valuable info. All those years of trail and error. The pudding is such a comfort. It is all I can do, but limit how much I am making it. I go thru things so fast, and since I only leave my house when I go get a blood test, that eliminates shopping. It is very hard to stay on top of the pandemic. I just wish I could lose weight faster. It has a tendency to get you down. Thanks to wonderful people like you, who share from the heart. Love and hugs thru the air. Bless you

  2. I have made this delicious and simple pudding many times. Since I don’t follow a paleo of vegan diet, I add a couple tablespoons of butter after the chocolate is melted. Yum.

  3. Mine didn’t set up thick. I reheated it next day and added gelatin. It set up then. I can’t understand why?

    • Goldie, thanks for your comment! This usually happens when a milk chocolate or semi-sweet is used rather than the dark chocolate called for in the recipes :-)

  4. Now that I read you are going to eliminate some recipes I need to be sure this one in particular remains in your website… I had shared this recipe so many times that I cannot count them… it is really easy, tasty, fulfilling and rich, decadent, delicious!!! Thank you so much Elana for the creation of this marvelous dessert

    • Julia, if you click the highlighted text that says “coconut milk” in the ingredients portion of the recipe you will be taken to the exact product I use, in Spanish I think it’s called leche de coco :-)

  5. I add a pinch of Himalayan sea salt for mineral content,and a teaspoon of vanilla extract for taste. To stay true to the season I was adding a (homemade) pumpkin spice this fall, about a teaspoon will do. And also, because my kiddo is an athlete and burns calories before food reaches his intestines, I add a tablespoon of MCT oil to it in hope he want ask for food in next 10 minutes. In fact (I hope he won’t read this) I can also hide a scoop of collagen powder in this pudding, as we as a scoop of a bone broth powder. Deliscious! He loves it! It gives me piece of mind to concentrate on cooking something)))

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