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Paleo Chocolate Pudding

Did you ever think that pudding could be good for you? Well, it can be! Yes, there is some added sugar in the form of maple syrup in this recipe, but it’s not a lot and you could actually leave that out entirely and use stevia if you prefer. Personally, I like a little of the maple syrup flavor and then adjusted with a few drops of liquid stevia to get it to just the right sweetness.

I created this recipe to be a component in my Chocolate Delight, but it is a super easy, sweet treat, especially for summer time. Something about the cool, creaminess of the pudding is just perfect for hot summer nights.

This recipe comes together quickly and easily using very few ingredients. Here’s everything I need:

And just so you can eat with zero guilt, here are the health benefits of this pudding:

  • collagen: it’s great for healing leaky gut, can help with joint pain, improves skin elasticity, strengthens hair and nail, has been shown to aid brain health, including Alzheimer’s protection, and more!
  • cocoa: full of antioxidants, which can help stabilize blood pressure, contribute to brain health and healthy cholesterol levels
  • coconut milk: full of good quality fat called lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid that’s easily absorbed and used by the body for energy. Coconut milk can help improve digestion and relieve constipation. Because of the fat content, can help manage blood sugar. And more!

But really, when something tastes this good, it doesn’t even matter if it’s good for you or not. Just enjoy!


Paleo Chocolate Pudding
Print Recipe
A smooth, creamy, rich pudding that is just right when you need a quick dessert.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Paleo Chocolate Pudding
Print Recipe
A smooth, creamy, rich pudding that is just right when you need a quick dessert.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Open the can of coconut milk and use a spoon to scoop through the cream at the top so that you can see the liquid below.
  2. Begin by mixing about 1/4 cup of the coconut water with the collagen in a small bowl.
  3. You want to add enough milk so that the mixture does not immediately solidify. Set aside.
  4. In a heavy duty sauce pan, add the rest of the coconut milk: cream, liquid and all plus the remaining ingredients, except stevia, and whisk until combined. A flat whisk works really well for this.
  5. Cook this mixture over medium heat until it comes to a slight boil. Remove from heat.
  6. Stir in the gelatin/coconut milk mixture. Whisk, whisk, whisk until no lumps remain.
  7. Make an ice bath by adding ice cubes and cold water to a large bowl and transfer the pudding to a bowl that will fit inside the ice bowl. Continue to whisk the pudding so that it begins to cool and thicken. It will be very thin at this stage.
  8. Taste the pudding and add sweetener to your taste. I ended up adding five drop of liquid stevia and that was just right for my family. You may need more or less.
  9. Once pudding is cool and beginning to set, place parchment paper or plastic wrap directly on top of the pudding and refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.
  10. When ready to serve, you will need to whisk the pudding again. If there are lumps, run it through a fine mesh strainer or mix well with a mixer. You should end up with a very smooth texture.
  11. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream if desired.
Recipe Notes

I like these gelatin packets from Vital Proteins. I only use this gelatin in recipes so I love that these packets that are exactly 1 Tablespoon! For my everyday collagen that I use in my coffee, I prefer the Great Lakes Brand that does not gel. It's this exact one.

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2 thoughts on “Paleo Chocolate Pudding

    1. Elizabeth Post author

      Hey Jane, There are links to the different collagens I use in the notes section of the recipe. I have seen Vital Proteins at Whole Foods, but never the single serve packets that I used for this recipe. Those came from Amazon.

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