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Homemade Protein Pudding
This recipe is sponsored by Atkins AU.
This low carb chocolate pudding recipe without chia seeds uses Atkins Chocolate Protein Shake Mix.
This recipe is basically like a low carb Diplomat Cream, thick chocolate creamy custard, or keto chocolate pastry cream. The pudding is thick and creamy. It is thicker than a mousse but still lighter in texture than some other low-carb pudding recipes.
Why You’ll Love this Recipe
- It’s easy: These protein pudding cups have only 7 ingredients.
- Tastes amazing! They taste rich and creamy like the thickest (and fluffiest) keto chocolate custard.
- Low in carbs – at only 3g net carbs they are suitable for a low carb lifestyle.
- Family Friendly – you might be fighting off the kids and other family members with these protein mousse puddings.
- Freezer Friendly – these can be made in bulk and frozen in ziplock bags. They could even be churned or put into silicone moulds for a simple low carb protein chocolate ice cream.
Scroll to the bottom of this post for the quantity of each ingredient used in our high protein puddings recipe.
- Atkins Protein Shake Mix – this recipe shows how easy it is to use the protein shake mix to make pudding. You can use any protein or collagen powder you prefer in this
- Chocolate – use any chocolate or chocolate bar you prefer. For the video and pictures, I used sugar free dark chocolate in one batch and sugar free keto milk chocolate in another. This would work with any chocolate bars you prefer, with or without sugar.
- Cream – I use a thickened heavy whipping cream. You can make dairy free protein pudding too. Just swap the cream to coconut cream.
- Gelatin – I use powdered beef gelatin to make the chocolate custard thick. It will set before adding the cream, but once the cream is added the gelatin helps to hold the pudding in shape.
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1. Add 1 cup of cream, vanilla, and chocolate to a saucepan. Whisk over medium heat until it reaches a low simmer. Remove from heat.
Step 2. In a separate bowl whisk together protein powder, sweetener, gelatin, and egg yolks. Pour half of warmed cream into eggs and whisk to combine then pour back into the saucepan and whisk to combine.
Step 3. Place saucepan over low heat and cook, whisking, until it thickens, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool at room temperature for 10 minutes. Cover and chill for 1 hour until soft set.
Step 4. Place remaining cream into a large mixing bowl and whip until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
Step 5. Whisk chilled custard to loosen it a little. Whisk in half whipped cream. Fold in remaining cream gently through. Spoon the pudding mix into 6-8 glasses or small bowls and chill before serving.
This simple healthy dessert can be made so many ways.
Whole egg protein pudding – yes you can absolutely make this high protein pudding recipe using whole eggs. It will be a little less rich and thick but the additional egg white will increase the volume and protein.
Vanilla Protein Pudding – use Atkins Vanilla Protein Shake Mix or any vanilla flavoured protein powder.
Types of protein – to increase the protein you can use any whey protein isolate (WPI), whey protein powder or casein protein pudding. I have given the option of adding collagen as well. If you increase the volume of the powder then just increase the volume of the cream as it will thicken the pudding a lot more. A little experimentation might be needed on your part but this recipe is very flexible.
Frequently asked Questions
Yes, you can! Freeze them in a silicone mould or popsicle mould. Defrost in the fridge overnight or even eat them straight from the freezer.
You sure can! Use any chocolate, sugar free chocolate chips, or low sugar chocolate. You could also leave out the chocolate and use unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder instead.
In this recipe, you can replace the heavy cream with coconut cream. You could potentially use Greek full fat yogurt but I have not tested it yet.
You could combine all the dry ingredients to make a high protein instant pudding mix for sure. Do it in bulk if you like. 1/2 cup of dry mix (using the ingredients listed) to 6 eggs and 1.5 cups of cream will make instant pudding.
Chocolate Protein Pudding
- 1 ½ cups (1.5 cups) thickened cream divided – see method
- 1 teaspoon (2 teaspoons) vanilla extract
- 50 g (1.75 oz) sugar free keto chocolate see notes
- 1 scoop (1 scoop) Chocolate Protein Shake Mix (30g) see notes
- 3 tablespoons (3 tablespoons) powdered sweetener
- 1.5 teaspoons (2 teaspoons) gelatin powder
- 6 (6) egg yolks
- Add 1 cup of cream, vanilla, and chocolate to a small saucepan. Whisk over medium heat until it reaches a low simmer. Remove from heat.
- In a separate bowl whisk together protein powder, sweetener, gelatin, and egg yolks. Pour half of warmed cream into eggs and whisk to combine then pour back into the saucepan and whisk to combine.
- Place saucepan over low heat and cook, whisking, until it thickens, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool at room temperature for 10 minutes. Cover with cling film pressing it down onto the surface of the pudding to avoid a skin forming. Chill for 1 hour until soft set.
- Place remaining cream into a large mixing bowl and whip until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
- Whisk chilled custard (or use a hand mixer) to loosen it a little (it can be very thick at this stage). Whisk in half whipped cream. Fold in the remaining cream gently through. Serve as is or see notes for serving suggestions.
- Insert whisk attachment. Add 1 cup of cream, vanilla, chocolate, protein powder, sweetener, gelatin, and egg yolks; cook 8 min/90°C/speed 3. Transfer to a bowl and leave to cool for 10 minutes. Cover and chill for 1 hour until soft set.
- Insert whisk attachment into a clean bowl. Add remaining cream; mix 15-20 sec/speed 4 until stiff peaks form. Set aside. Follow from step 4 above.
Your Own Notes
34 responses to “Chocolate Protein Pudding”
So tasty and delicious! It’s my new favorite way to add more protein to my diet!
Our family latest craze! This pudding is so simple to make, so tasty with silky, smooth texture. 😍 😋 We love it very much! Thank you Megan fir another genius recipe!
The gorgeous texture of this chocolate protein pudding makes me crave to make one again real soon!
This is a really delicious, creamy, decadent pudding that is actually good for you. It’s simple to make and very filling. I will definitely be making more of these.
I’m always at a loss when it comes to making dessert for my keto friends! I love making chocolate mousse so I was so excited when I found your recipe. It was an absolute success!
This is a fantastic pudding! Even though my little ones love pudding and could eat the entire thing in a few days, I stored some in the freezer in popsicle molds like you recommended (for quick frozen snacks later on). Now I need to figure out how to make the vanilla version!
This is the perfect recipe for adding extra protein to a diet! Who doesn’t love a creamy and delicious chocolate pudding
Loved this recipe! It’s the perfect snack and I’m so glad it’s packed with protein! Really enjoying eating on this recipe!
Healthy ingredients make a healthy dish. This is such a quick and yet so delicious recipe. Perfect for all Pudding lovers.
super creamy and decadent!
Wow wow and wow! Simple, easy, supermarket ingredients, super delicious – done in a blink with termo cooker. Hubby, who does not have sweet tooth (that’s me lol), absolutely adores it. Thank you Megan! 10 out of 10!!!
Wow! I bet you wouldn’t even be able to tell this is a healthy dessert. Looks so yummy!
Really rich and creamy!
I cant wait to try this! Im always looking for a healthier way to curb my sweet tooth and this looks perfect!
I was looking for a pudding recipe without chia! This is perfect and oh so creamy.
I can’t believe this is a “protein” pudding. It looks so yummy and creamy and luscious and decadent! I must say congratulations on a great-looking recipe!
This is exactly what I was looking for in a pudding. The best bit is they are really filling and I stretched the recipe to 12 serves.