3-Ingredient Keto Chocolate Pudding

I’ve been working on this 3-Ingredient Keto Chocolate Pudding recipe for quite some time. Creating keto desserts that have no sugar of any sort can be quite challenging. When I make a sugar-free dessert, it’s not only free of refined sugar, it doesn’t contain high-glycemic sweeteners like honey or maple syrup.

Sweeteners for Keto Dessert Recipes

This easy keto dessert recipe is made with 3 ingredients total. All you need to throw it together is 100% dark chocolate, also referred to as baker’s chocolate, full-fat coconut milk, and vanilla stevia. A lot of people on the Keto Diet use sugar alcohols like xylitol or erythritol to sweeten low-carb desserts. Those types of sugar alcohols are not an option for me as I can’t digest them.

Using Swerve in Keto Dessert Recipes

I often hear from people on Low-Carb Diets that like Swerve. That sweetener is a double no-no for me. Since it is a sugar alcohol or polyol, it disrupts my digestion. Classified by the FDA as a zero-calorie, 4-carbon sugar alcohol it is made from corn, a food that is incredibly hard on my system. I know many people that swear by Swerve. That’s great because we’re all bio-chemical individuals and have different needs.

Using Pure Stevia on a Keto Diet

I’ve found that stevia doesn’t cause digestive distress when I use a pure form that does not contain corn, erythritol, and other ingredients that are highly allergenic for me. I use stevia in very small amounts, a little goes a long way! The main issue with stevia is that some people find it has a bitter aftertaste. When I pair it with strong flavors like chocolate or coffee, I can mask that aftertaste very effectively.

3-Ingredient Keto Chocolate Pudding

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Servings 6



  • In a vitamix puree coconut milk and chocolate until smooth
  • Blend in stevia
  • Divide mixture between six 5.5 ounce jars
  • Refridgerate for 24 hours
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Fridge Time 1 day
Total Time 1 d 10 mins
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3-Ingredient Keto Chocolate Pudding Recipe

This pudding brings me back to grade school when Mom cooked dinner and Dad packed the lunches. He often gave me Del Monte chocolate pudding in a little round metal container with a lid that popped off. No one would ever allow such a sharp lid to come near a child these days! I loved the sound those pudding packs made when I opened them. Inside was a sticky sweet pudding. This 3-Ingredient Keto Chocolate Pudding recipe is a lot like that, other than the sweetness. The flavor in this low-carb chocolate pudding is delicate and subtle. And it’s silky smooth, just like that pudding from the old days.

How to Make Keto Chocolate Pudding

This recipe requires a high-speed blender. I know that because I had to run the heck out of my Vitamix to get the mixture to a super creamy consistency. This pudding will take about 12 hours to set up and 24 to become perfectly firm. I’m not sure why but can tell you from my numerous test batches, this was the case each time, so patience is required. It’s not a stiff pudding, but it’s definitely not watery.

Low-Carb Chocolate Dessert Recipe for Mr. Pantry

My husband, who has quite a sweet tooth loved 3-Ingredient Keto Chocolate Pudding. I had to hide the pudding pictured above so that I would have something left for the photo shoot! I shot this pudding in containers that I bought yogurt in from our local Whole Foods years ago. In the photo, I topped this pudding with my sugar-free Whipped Cream, but it’s just as good without it.

For everyone out there that’s low-carb or keto, what’s your sweetener of choice? Leave a comment and let me know, I’m all ears!

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118 responses to “3-Ingredient Keto Chocolate Pudding”

  1. I’d love to try this but don’t have a Vitamix blender. Any suggestions? Could I use a hand held mixer instead? Thanks, I love your site and your healthy gluten free dairy free recipes!

    • Elizabeth, thanks for your comment! I don’t think a hand held mixer will be powerful enough to make the creamy smooth goodness in this recipe :-)

    • Heat the chocolate and coconut gently in a double boiler over barely simmering water. A wire whisk will do the trick. That worked out for me. Also I use that powdered raw chocolate from Peru. It’s a real wake up breakfast

  2. This recipe looks delicious and simple to make! Cannot wait to give it a try. Robert @ MillicanPecan.com

  3. Elana, I cannot tell you how wonderful it is know that there’s a website I can come to where I know every recipe is going to be wholesome, accurate and delicious! I’ve been reading your blog and website for years after going gluten free, and it’s been a godsend. I’ve been so disappointed since going keto a few months ago (I have neurological issues from chronic Lyme that I’ve found are much improved by keto) in the quality of other cookbooks and online recipes that are inaccurate and/or full of artificial sweeteners. My husband has a sweet tooth and is being so supportive of me, and he loves your desserts. I’m attempting to follow the Wahls Protocol (Dr. Terry Wahls’ MS diet) and she is strictly organic, and your recipes are so perfect for it. Thank you again for all the many hours you devote to this site and testing and retesting and re-retesting to make sure everything is perfect!

    • Jean, thanks for your wonderful praise! I’m so glad to hear that my recipes are helpful to you on your healing journey :-)

  4. I’m thrilled to see you don’t use the bulky sweeteners that have strange ingredients. I love my stevia and will only use that or pure monk fruit extract. Neither create issues for me and both provide super sweetness when I need it.

    • Patrick, I haven’t tried that, but I don’t think it would work, they’re totally different ingredients :-)

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