2-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding

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

Print Recipe
  1. In a saucepan, heat coconut milk and chocolate over very low heat
  2. Stir constantly until chocolate is melted
  3. Divide mixture between six ½ cup mason jars
  4. Refrigerate for 3 hours
  5. Serve
This is DELICIOUS. If you like good chocolate, this is perfect.

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!

Buy My Books!

paleo cooking from elana's pantryGluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook


126 responses to “2-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding”

  1. This is DELICIOUS. If you like good chocolate, this is perfect.

    I got a pudding consistency and I get the idea it’s supposed to be thicker. Should I have drained the liquid from the coconut milk and added just the more solid, fattier part to the pan? I just dumped the can and didn’t realize how much liquid would go in with the chunkier part. Would that help it set a little thicker?

    • ARS, thanks for letting me know this is DELICIOUS! As indicated in the recipe, I use the entire can of coconut milk and do not discard any part of it. If you use the same brand of coconut milk as I do this pudding will come out very thick. Also, make sure not to use lite coconut milk :-)

      • I used the brands you recommended. It did thicken with more setting time. I just made it again and was not able to really drain the water, so just made it the same way, and this time it seems to have gotten thick faster. I think it’s because I used smaller containers this time. But I can’t really know for sure.

        Regardless of the reason, this is REALLY, REALLY decadent. Thank you!

      • What brand of coconut milk do you use, and what amount? I bought vanilla coconut milk and it was in a quart container. I only used 12 oz., It seemed really thin after heating it and the chocolate.
        Any information would be helpful.
        Thanks Ron

        • Ron, if you click the highlighted text in the ingredients portion of the recipe you will be given that information :-)

    • Helga, if you click the green text in the ingredient portion of the recipe you will be given that info :-)

  2. Delicious flavor but the texture was off like a couple of people mentioned. So if it comes out grainy, what am I doing wrong? I followed the instructions and used the 85% chocolate.

  3. I made this today with the green & black 85% dark bar. Loved it! Thank you! What is the nutrition info on this?

  4. I made this recipe today, but with the 85% dark chocolate. I made the mistake of throwing the chocolate pieces into the coconut milk in a pan directly over the burner and melting that way. It came out really grainy. I think next time I need to use a double boiler (or in my case, a metal bowl over boiling water :)) to melt the chocolate and incorporate the coconut milk, so that it doesn’t come out grainy. Still tastes good though! Thank you for all your great recipes, I love your site.

    • I had some very soft but not too soft Harry’s Berries (the sweetest strawberries I have ever had). I made a strawberry reduction and used it in place of the chocolate. Did not need any sweetener at all but I did add vanilla powder for a little depth of flavor. It was Fantastic! Next I will use the reduction with the fudgsicle recipe… alone or a layered popsicle with the chocolate it should be delicious. Thank you Elana for your kitchen inspiration!

    • F, thanks for your comment! If you click the green text in the ingredients portion of the recipe you will be given that info :-)

Have Something to Add?

Your comment will need to be approved before it will appear on the site.

Recipes » Desserts » 2-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding