This is what I call a healthy indulgence. No need to feel bad about eating this healthier version of chocolate pudding.
I was close to doing a sugar free boxed version, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do that. Those “sugar free” foods usually have so many additives in them, it takes the whole purpose out of eating healthy in my opinion. So this is what I came up with. Chocolate pudding made with real cocoa powder, honey, low fat milk and some chocolate protein powder (you could leave this out of you’d like).
Also, I created my own version of whipped cream by using Ideal (also known as Xylitol). Feel free to use my version of whipped cream on top of your chocolate pudding or opt to leave it off. It’s up to you! Enjoy!!!
Protein Packed Chocolate Mocha Pudding
Yield 2 large servings
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 cups low fat milk
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons strong brewed coffee
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon Ideal confectionery low calorie sugar substitute
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a medium saucepan, whisk together the unsweetened cocoa powder, protein powder and cornstarch. Stir in the milk and honey. Bring to a boil over medium heat whisking constantly for about 8 minutes until mixture thickens.
- Remove pan from the heat and stir in coffee and vanilla. Chill in the fridge for several hours until firm.
- In a chilled bowl of an electric mixer, using the whisk attachment, whip the cream at high speed just until it begins to thicken. Add the Ideal confectionery sugar and vanilla and beat until soft peaks form. Use for pudding topping, or cover and refrigerate.
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 100 mg
Sodium 315 mg
Total Carbohydrates 77 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugars 34 g
Protein 35 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.