Paleo Chocolate Pudding Recipe
Let’s face it, when you are craving chocolate, nothing else will do. There is a certain rich indulgence in chocolate that just can’t be replicated. That is where this Paleo chocolate pudding comes in. You may be remembering the chocolate pudding of your childhood as little more than chocolate colored paste but rest assured, this is not that pudding. It doesn’t come from a box and it has no artificial flavors or colors. In fact, there are only three ingredients; eggs, chocolate, and ghee. This not a sickly-sweet pudding, it is a deeply rich and chocolaty pudding and it only takes 15 minutes of active prep. So, what are you waiting for? Chocolate indulgence is in your grasp.
Choosing Your Chocolate: Origins and Additives
Did you know that cacao beans have different flavors depending on where they were grown? This is why single-origin chocolate, chocolate where all of the cacao beans come from the same region, has become so popular. By only including cacao from one place in a chocolate bar, the subtle underlying flavors are able to come through much like single origin coffee.
Single-origin chocolate is often more expensive than blended chocolate which makes it more suitable for eating than cooking. However, in a recipe like this one, where the chocolate takes center stage, you may want to experiment with different varieties of chocolate.
No matter whether you use single-origin chocolate or blended chocolate in this recipe, make sure that you are choosing high-quality chocolate with no artificial flavors or unnecessary additives. Also, make sure that you like the taste of the chocolate before you use it in this pudding. It could be the most expensive chocolate in the world but if you don’t enjoy the taste in bar form, you won’t enjoy the pudding.
Making Your Own Ghee and How to Add Another Level of Flavor
Did you know that you can make your own ghee? Not only is it super easy but it also gives you an opportunity to add more flavor to your dishes. Just like oil and butter, ghee can be infused with flavors by gently heating. What does this mean for you? Less work on a daily basis for one, just make a batch of flavored ghee on the weekend and enjoy an easy flavor boost all week long! Flavor ghee would fit perfectly into this pudding recipe. With cinnamon, orange, vanilla or more, the possibilities are endless!
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This three-ingredient pudding won’t disappoint.
- 3 medium eggs
- 3 oz (85 g) 70% dark chocolate
- 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) ghee
- Whisk the eggs for approximately 5 minutes until they are thick and foamy.
- Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double broiler and mix with the ghee. Let cool so it doesn’t cook the eggs.
- Slowly whisk the chocolate mixture into the eggs.
- Place into a bowl and refrigerate for 2+ hours for the pudding to set.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 139
- Sugar: 4 g
- Fat: 11 g
- Carbohydrates: 6 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 4 g