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This super decadent keto chocolate pudding requires no cooking - just heating up the ingredients.

It's so good, so rich and velvety, that it's difficult to believe it only has three ingredients!

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Yes, this creamy pudding has just three ingredients - dark chocolate, coconut milk, and a touch of sweetener! It is ridiculously easy to make, and the result is decadent and rich, with a velvety mouthfeel.

I especially appreciate the fact that this tasty keto dessert requires no cooking beyond briefly heating up the ingredients. Most pudding recipes require quite a bit of work. Not this one!

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You'll only need three simple ingredients to make this keto pudding. How great is this ultra-short ingredients list! The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here's an overview of what you'll need:

Extra dark chocolate: I like to use Lindt 90% cacao. You can use whatever chocolate you like, but make sure it's high-quality. Obviously, the darker the better. Sometimes I use Lindt 70% and then I omit the sweetener.

Unsweetened canned coconut milk: Make sure it's well-blended and also makes sure it's full-fat. The reduced-fat milk is not very good both in terms of flavor and in terms of texture.

Sweetener: I like to use stevia glycerite. You can use a granulated sweetener if you prefer. It might be best to use a powdered sweetener, though, for a truly smooth texture.


Making this keto pudding is easy! Scroll down to the recipe card for detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps:

Heat the ingredients over medium heat until the chocolate melts. I do it on the stovetop.

Remove the mixture from the heat and whisk it until it's smooth. I simply use a hand whisk. No need for any fancy equipment!

Divide the mixture between ramekins and chill it for at least two hours (but preferably longer) before serving.

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Expert tip

While it might be tempting to heat the pudding over high heat, please refrain from doing so. It's best to be patient and heat the ingredients over medium heat.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use reduced-fat coconut milk?

Please don't. With so few ingredients, each of them counts, and reduced-fat coconut milk isn't thick and creamy enough. It also doesn't taste very good, in my opinion. So I can't recommend using it in this recipe.

Is this a make-ahead recipe?

Absolutely! I do appreciate the fact that this is a dessert that I can make well in advance. It makes life so much easier when you don't have to worry about making dessert when your guests are already there.

In fact, you SHOULD make this pudding ahead of time and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours before serving. Two hours is the bare minimum - 4 hours is better, and overnight is best.

The pudding's consistency greatly improves after a night in the fridge. It becomes thicker and silkier.

Can I use the microwave instead of the stovetop?

Yes. You can place the ingredients in a microwave-safe container, cover them, and heat them in the microwave.

Do so carefully and patiently, in 30-second sessions, until the chocolate melts. How many such sessions you'll need will depend on your microwave.


  • You can vary this recipe by adding different flavor extracts. Good candidates include vanilla extract, coconut extract, almond extract, and orange extract.
  • Sometimes I measure out the coconut milk, then remove 1 tablespoon and add a tablespoon of brandy instead.

Serving suggestions

This keto pudding is wonderful all on its own, and that's how I usually serve it. But in case you want to be fancy, here are a few interesting options for you:

  • Top it with keto whipped cream as I do in the video below, or with chocolate whipped cream.
  • Top it with fresh berries.
  • Scatter dark chocolate shavings or a few dark chocolate chips on top.
  • Heat a teaspoon of peanut butter and drizzle it on top.
  • Melt a square of extra-dark chocolate and drizzle it on top.

Storing leftovers

You can keep the leftovers in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to 4 days. Remove them from the fridge 30 minutes before serving them. Chocolate is always better at room temperature.

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Keto Pudding

This super decadent keto chocolate pudding requires no cooking - just briefly heating up the ingredients.

Prep Time5 minutes mins

Cook Time5 minutes mins

Rest time2 hours hrs

Total Time2 hours hrs 10 minutes mins

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Servings: 5 servings

Calories: 205kcal

Author: Vered DeLeeuw


  • 1 cup canned coconut milk full-fat, unsweetened
  • 3 ½ oz extra dark chocolate broken into pieces (I use Lindt 90%)
  • ¼ cup granulated sweetener (or the stevia equivalent - I use 1 teaspoon stevia glycerite)


  • In a medium pot, heat the coconut milk, chocolate pieces and sweetener over medium heat, stirring until the chocolate is melted. This should take 1-2 minutes.

  • Turn the heat off and whisk the mixture with a hand whisk until very smooth.

  • Pour the mixture into a spouted measuring cup, then pour it into five (4 oz) ramekins or dessert cups.

  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, and preferably overnight, before serving.



You can place the ingredients in a microwave-safe container, cover them, and heat them in the microwave.

Do so carefully and patiently, in 30-second sessions, until the chocolate melts. How many such sessions you'll need will depend on your microwave.

Nutrition per Serving

Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Sodium: 17mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g

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Keto Pudding (3 ingredients!) - Healthy Recipes Blog (9) Vered DeLeeuw, LL.M., CNC, has been following a low-carb real-food diet and blogging about it since 2011. She's a Certified Nutrition Coach (NASM-CNC), has taken courses at the Harvard School of Public Health, and has earned a Nutrition and Healthy Living Certificate from Cornell University. Her work has appeared in several major media outlets, including Healthline, HuffPost, Today, Women's Health, Shape, and Country Living. Click to learn more about Vered.

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  1. olala

    Can I use heavy cream instead of coconut milk?


    • Vered DeLeeuw

      I think so, but I haven't tried it.


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Is sugar free pudding OK for keto? ›

There are several varieties of sugar-free Jell-O that are keto-friendly, including: Jell-O Sugar-Free Gelatin Dessert in flavors like raspberry, strawberry, and lime. Jell-O Sugar-Free Instant Pudding in flavors like chocolate, vanilla, and butterscotch.

Are keto desserts healthy? ›

Keto Desserts: A Guilt-Free Indulgence

Additionally, many keto dessert recipes leverage almond and coconut flours instead of wheat flour, making them gluten-free and lower in carbs. These ingredients are not only healthier but can also add a delightful nutty flavor to your treats.

Is peanut butter OK on keto? ›

Peanut butter can definitely be part of a keto diet, but it's best to stick to plain options that are free of extra flavors and sweeteners. Almond butter is a good choice, too, and it's slightly lower in carbs. Additionally, you should be mindful of your portion size if you're trying to lose weight.

Is cool whip good for keto diet? ›

Is Cool Whip Keto? If you're looking solely at carb content, then technically yes, store bought cool whip is keto friendly. However, the real problem with store bought cool whip is that it is full of junk ingredients. Hydrogenated oil is like the first thing listed followed by high fructose corn syrup!

How often can you eat keto desserts? ›

However, it's important to remember that these treats are still desserts and should be eaten in moderation. As long as you're staying within your daily carb limit and making sure you're getting all the nutrients you need, having a keto dessert as a snack is okay.

Is sugar free Jell-O pudding keto friendly? ›

Answer: Despite being low-carb, Banana Cream Jell-O contains non-keto sweetener.

Is sugar free pudding high in carbs? ›

While sugar-free pudding is lower in carbs than the traditional version, it's not always a low-carb food, but that doesn't mean the sweet treat is a no-go on your meal plan. For help with weight loss or questions about carbs and diet, consult with a registered dietitian.

Is sugar free pudding low in carbs? ›

Kraft Jell-o Chocolate Pudding Sugar Free (1 snack) contains 11g total carbs, 6g net carbs, 1.5g fat, 2g protein, and 50 calories.

Is anything sugar free keto friendly? ›

Allulose, monk fruit, stevia, and erythritol are all keto sweeteners that taste and bake like sugar, without the negative health impacts. In fact, these low-carb sweeteners (all of which can be found right here at Splenda) have health benefits. You'll feel good about eating your keto cookie.

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