You’re going to love this creamy smooth low carb chocolate pudding recipe! It’s so easy to make, you will only wish you’d made it sooner.
I love a good “happy accident”, wherein I attempt to create on thing and hit upon something else altogether. And that, my friends, is exactly what happened with this delicious and easy keto pudding recipe. I was casting around for something sweet for dessert one night and had a tub of ricotta that was about to expire. So I thought that some sort of cannoli mousse would be tasty. Except that it totally wasn’t. I just didn’t really like the flavour, even though all the ingredients seemed like they should taste good together. I’d accidentally added a little too much vanilla, which was off-putting, and the resulting mixture was thin and runny.
I didn’t want to waste what I’d made so I decided to offset the strong vanilla with a little cocoa powder and a pinch of espresso powder. And not only did it taste absolutely wonderful, but it thickened up into this deliciously creamy pudding-like substance. I knew I was onto something.
I then proceeded to Google it and discover that ricotta pudding is indeed a thing and I had accidentally hit upon a low carb version of this thing. So I filed it away in my brain and played with it later when I had a bit of time on my hands. I found that a bit of cream cheese helps give it structure without having to add too much cocoa powder. And the espresso powder is optional but I highly recommend as it enhances the chocolate flavour. Depending on what brand of cocoa powder you use, it can get a bit too thick so use a little heavy cream to thin it out if you need to.