Creamy, Rich, Keto Coconut Pudding
Finding a great keto dessert is like finding something magical. A good keto dessert recipe means that you can enjoy something sweet without having to worry about breaking your diet. I have become kind of obsessed with making keto desserts and this coconut pudding is my latest creation. I am in love. It is so tasty, so flavorful that I seriously almost ate the entire recipe by myself (sh, don’t tell!). Just be warned that you are about to be hooked on an incredible new dessert.
My inspiration for this low carb coconut pudding came from the new So Nourished Coconut Cashew Granola. The granola is simply incredible. It is made with coconut, cashews, almonds, golden flaxseeds, erythritol, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and monk fruit extract. It also has chicory root fiber mixed in to give even more nutritional benefits. Every serving only has 3 net carbs which is incredible when compared to classic, oat-based granola (which can have around 18 grams of carbs in one serving!). This granola is all seeds, all nuts, and all flavor. It made me wonder what else I could do with the granola….sprinkle it on coconut pudding, of course!
I have made low carb coconut pudding in the past but I was looking to perfect the recipe. I wanted something that was super creamy, extra rich, and totally decadent. If I am going to eat dessert, it has to be worth it!
This keto coconut pudding recipe is made using heavy cream, eggs, coconut milk, and cream cheese as the main ingredients. The cream cheese adds a deep, richness to the pudding The egg and heavy cream are whisked to be fluffy and light, giving the pudding and airy quality. You don’t want to just be eating dense cream cheese after all! We also add some coconut extract to enhance the coconut flavor. Vanilla extract will work as well if you can’t find coconut. However, the coconut extract really does bring out all that tropical goodness that you are looking for in a coconut pudding.
To make the keto pudding sweet, I used So Nourished Granular Erythritol. You don’t need much as the coconut and the granola are already sweet. Just ¼ cup will do! The sweetener will dissolve, leaving no gritty texture, just sweet, low carb flavors.
Putting the pudding together does take a little bit of time and cooking. It isn’t hard to make but you do need to commit to about 15 minutes in the kitchen. To start, the heavy cream, shredded coconut, and erythritol are heated in a microwave-safe bowl. Then, the egg and remaining heavy cream are mixed together. The cream cheese and coconut milk are melted in a saucepan and then the shredded coconut cream is added in as well. You need to whisk the eggs into the simmering coconut mix, stirring constantly so that the egg cooks and thickens the pudding. You need to be sure to stir or the egg will make clumps and we don’t want that in a pudding!
The keto coconut pudding cools and then it is ready to enjoy! Sprinkle that amazing coconut cashew granola over the top and eat up. The creamy pudding and the crunchy granola are the perfect combination. An amazing, keto-approved dessert is here and we couldn’t be happier! Let us know how much you love it (because we know you will!).
If you’re looking for another coconut-inspired dessert, try this keto coconut pie from My Table of Three. It has a wonderfully creamy coconut custard topped with a fluffy sweetened meringue. Plus, it’s sugar-free!
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