This decadent Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding recipe is made from scratch and is perfect as a weeknight dessert. It’s low calorie, gluten free and delish!
Decadent Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding
Can you believe this decadent creamy piece of heaven contains only 145 calories? It makes me less anxious to wait for cheat day in order to enjoy dessert.
Whether you are diabetic, watching your sugar intake or simply prefer recipes with less or no sugar, this Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding is perfect since it’s SUPER EASY to make, decadent and gluten-free.
I would serve it as a fancy dessert for a dinner party and whatever is left, I am eating it on the couch while binge watching The Crown. Are any of you fascinated by that series as I am?
These guys can be served with sugar free whipped topping and fruit. Personally, I love them topless (that’s right, I said it). It tastes fudgier.
Ever since I discovered the power of sugarless sweeteners and sugar free chocolate, I am hooked. They taste exactly the same. I even discovered that by adding less sugar, other flavors in the chocolate pudding stand out.
Now, for this recipe, I used sugar free chocolate. They’re available in chips and in bars (just chop them). My supermarket sells them as well as Whole Foods. You can also get them at Amazon or any other store of your choice. My personal favorite brand is Lily’s. Try and see which one you like best.
I hope you can try this decadent Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
This decadent Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding recipe is made from scratch and is perfect as a weeknight dessert. It's low calorie, gluten free and delish!
- 2 cups skim milk
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1/2 cup Swerve or sugar substitute*
- 3 oz sugar free chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
- 1 tablespoon butter
In a saucepan, place the milk, cornstarch, sugar substitute, and cocoa powder. Whisk and cook on medium heat until the mixture becomes hot. Do not let it boil
Meanwhile, whisk the egg yolks in a large bowl
Slowly add the hot milk to the egg mixture while whisking constantly to avoid the egg from cooking
Return the custard to the saucepan and cook on medium-low until pudding starts to thicken and becomes very creamy. About 4-5 minutes
Remove from heat and add the butter and chocolate chips. Whisk until the chips have completely melted
Pour pudding into cups or ramekins
Refrigerate a minimum of 4 hours or overnight
*If you use Splenda, use 1/2 cup.
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I can’t thank you enough for the sugar free pudding recipe. Easy, fast and yummy. If licking the bowl is an indication of how good it will be when it cools off….ooh la la!
Ha! Awesome Shirley! Glad you liked it! Thanks for your feedback
I adapted this to use Equal as the sweetener and used regular chocolate chips.. It was great. Thanks.
melanie sakowski says
I pleasantly surprised myself with a flavour combo of mayo + cocoa for a chocolate pudding. I highly recommend it: something about using it makes the pudd decadently emulsified, and not overpowering.
Thanks for the tip Melanie
How wud u use mayo? And how much? I might wanna try that…
I’ve never tried mayo in pudding, but it sounds interesting
Can I use honey as thexsweetner substitute, and if so how much should I use?
Hi Shane! Use half of the sugar content for honey
Hi Tiffany, brilliant pudding!
I would like to make this recipe using tapioca flour (starch) instead of cornstarch.
How many tablespoons (or grams) of tapioca flour do I use?
Thank you, Ann
Hi Ann, use the ratio 2:1 when it comes to tapioca and cornstarch. Meaning, double the amount of tapioca to replace cornstarch
Thanks Tiffany. I have made the recipe again, this time with 5 tablespoons of tapioca four (in place of cornstarch) and 1/4 cup of honey (in place of sugar substitute).
PERFECT! PERFECT! PERFECT!
Thank you so much, if I could give you a six star rating I would. Ann
Yay Ann! so glad it worked out! Thanks for your feedback!
Rebecca Kennedy says
TTiffany, Thank you for posting your Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding recipe. I followed it verbatim. The pudding is absolutely amazing. I had gastric bypass surgery. Cannot deal with sugar, since it causes me to be horribly ill. I’m forever looking for sugar free treats. Your pudding is a hit. Thanks, again.
You’re welcome Rebecca! glad you liked it and thanks for the feedback
Hi ! Thanks for this yummy recipe ! I would like to use cacao powder instead of choc chips.
How could I adapt the recipe please ?
You can Debra but the recipe will be a bit dry
Judy Feary says
If I use stevia as the sweetener now much should I use?
Corinne Souza says
I made the chocolate pudding and I have to say, it is the best, riches and creamiest pudding I ever made. It is a real holiday treat I get to eat anytime I want. The only thing I did different was I used dark chocolate cocoa. I’m diabetic and this is just wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
You’re welcome, Corinne! It’s a great dessert to have on the fridge at all times 🙂
James Borders says
Hi Tiffany! Thank you so much. Can I eliminate the chocolate chips and butter and still have a yummy pudding? Hi have the trifecta of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, so I am always looking to cut unnecessary sugars and fats. Again, thank you.
Hi James! You can eliminate the chips, but there still needs some kind of fat to achieve a nice and creamy consistency. Maybe greek yogurt? avocado? mashed bananas?
JANIS J JONES says
25 Grams of carbs is to high for diabetics, is this accurate?
Yes, depending on portion size