Keto Friendly Espresso Chocolate Pudding
(This recipe is part of “The Healthier Side of Life”)
Adding to Your Repertoire of Keto Recipes
To all my Keto lovin’ friends out there, here is a perfect delectable treat to add to your repertoire of recipes – Keto Friendly Espresso Chocolate Pudding. Oh my goodness! How things have changed over the years in the low-carb category. In times past, everything you craved was completely off-limits, for instance, anything chocolate and sweet.
Sugar is not the Healthiest Thing to Consume
Sugar – it’s a pretty well-known fact, that this white granular substance that we crave from morning until night is not the best thing we can put in our bodies. More and more studies show that it causes inflammation, can lead to diabetes and obesity. From our early years, the very moment we learned to say “more please” we became addicts. And we’ve had a “sweet tooth” ever since. Our American diet is compacted with sugar on every level.
My Philosophy is Moderation in Everything
I’m not here to push one lifestyle over another or one diet over the next. The truth be known, my philosophy in life is more about “moderation in everything.” So fear not, I’m not switching over to a “Keto” Blog.
Great Results with the Keto Diet
But, I will say this, my husband has lost 40-45 pounds with the Keto diet and feels great. So I’m definitely a proponent of things that give you results. His recent blood work impressed his doctor to such a degree that she said, “Whatever you’re doing, keep doing it because it’s working.”
The clothes in his closet have been downsized a couple times and honestly, he really needs to go shopping again. Boy, this diet is costing us a fortune in a new wardrobe. Just this morning, the slacks he pulled from the hanger was about two or three inches too big again. That’s always a good thing.
Tons of Tasty Keto Recipes
It seems the whole world has gone after this Keto thing, at least in my world they have. The dilemma for me is to be able to invite friends over and make a “normal” meal or have a “normal” cocktail because everyone is on “Keto.” But I will say this, there are a ton of incredibly tasty Keto recipes out there that you can make either for yourself or your friends. One, in particular, is this Keto Friendly Espresso Chocolate Pudding.
Some of My Recommendations
Another recommendation I have as a healthy substitute for sugar is a plant-based sweetener called Xylosweet. To me, it tastes exactly like sugar. I totally prefer it over the white stuff, especially in my coffee. I’m not a stevia fan, only because it has a bitter aftertaste. But this stuff I really love.
You’ll Feel Like You’re Cheating
Now, let’s talk about this Keto Friendly Espresso Chocolate Pudding recipe. I found the recipe while I was looking for snacks/desserts to make for my husband. I came across this recipe on the “Fat for Weight Loss” website. This is a great site for everything keto. You totally feel like you’re cheating when you stuff this pudding in your mouth. It’s that good. This recipe delivers on “simple” and of course, that’s always a bonus.
Who doesn’t love coffee and chocolate together? The easiest and quickest way to get a good espresso for this recipe is a Nespresso machine. Which if you are a coffee snob like me, I highly recommend this sophisticated apparatus. Of course, the day I was making these Keto Friendly Espresso Chocolate Pudding cups, was the day I was out of espresso pods. So I headed to my favorite coffee shop and had them make me four shots to bring home.
Topped with Sweet Whipped Cream
The beauty of Keto is you get to indulge with heavy cream (yep you heard me right). So I topped this chocolate deliciousness with whipped cream made with the xylosweet. Also, as a side note, you can upgrade your morning coffee with some of that extra sweet cream left in your refrigerator.
So, there you have it. My first Keto Friendly Recipe. If you don’t mind, I may just sneak one in every once in a while.Print
Keto Friendly Espresso Chocolate Pudding
This Keto Friendly Espresso Chocolate Pudding is so decadent that you will not believe it is sugar-free. It has a nice blend of coffee and chocolate.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 minutes
- Total Time: 8 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings
- In a small saucepan, heat the whipping cream with the espresso over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Slowly whisk in the cocoa powder and xylitol until completely combined.
- Increase the heat to medium, slowly whisk in the xantham gum. Continue to cook until the pudding begins to thicken.
- Pour into ramekins and chill in the refrigerator for one hour.
- Serve with sweetened whipping cream.
- Serving Size: 1 ramekin
- Calories: 380
- Sugar: 3 g
- Sodium: 38 mg
- Fat: 35 g
- Saturated Fat: 21 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 11 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 5 g
- Protein: 4 g
- Cholesterol: 122 mg