Instant Homemade Sugar-Free Chocolate Pudding Mix

Instant Homemade Sugar-Free Chocolate Pudding Mix is an easy recipe that takes only 5 minutes to prepare!

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When you’re a foodie who loves food and loves to cook, but wants to be free of cooking and baking with sugar, there is what I call a foodie bucket list! My foodie bucket list is currently a white board in my office of all the recipes and ideas I think of or happen to see or can’t wait to try a remake on. The board is full and always stays full. There is not one empty space to write on it unless I cross off or erase an item I’ve made which of course, always thrills me!

Making a dry pudding mix has been on my foodie bucket list for a long time. I’m not sure the reason for my hesitation or delay but one thing is for sure; it’s quick, much healthier than anything you can purchase and made sugar free!

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So what do you think prompted the sudden desire to finally push me into making dry sugar free pudding mix? I was half asleep watching Alton Brown on the cooking channel and he was making instant pudding mix! I popped up from my slumber and  took notes on what he was using and adapted from there! The next day I was bursting with excitement and couldn’t wait any longer to try my adaptions!

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I’ve made sugar free and dairy free pudding before, but never attempted a mix. Having a dry mix brings me a sense of accomplishment as a mom.  Now I can make it once and get more than one serving out of it! With 3 kids who like pudding and a mom who wants some too, well you get the idea. I need at least 4 servings in one shot. I want to get the most bang for my buck in the kitchen, especially in the summer.

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This dry pudding mix and be stored in your pantry for a good 6 months! Mine would never last that long lol!

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So I hope you will try this new creation and enjoy another summer day without slaving in the kitchen!

Brenda’s Notes:

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Instant Homemade Sugar-Free Chocolate Pudding Mix
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 180
  • Fat: 12.4g
  • Saturated fat: 7.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.9g
  • Sugar: 1.9g
  • Sodium: 262mg
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Protein: 5.2g
  • Cholesterol: 44mg
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Dry Pudding Mix
  • 1/2 cup instant nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup erythritol (I used Swerve)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure stevia extract
Prepared Pudding
  • 3/4 cup dry pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk, 1%
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla liquid stevia
  1. Combine all dry pudding ingredients together and keep in an airtight container for up to 6 months. Makes 2 1/2 cups.
  2. To Make Pudding: In a sauce pan measure out 3/4 cup of dry pudding mix and whisk with 1 cup milk and 1 cup heavy cream.
  3. Bring it to a boil then turn to low heat and simmer 3-4 minutes.
  4. Turn off heat and add vanilla extract and liquid stevia.
  5. Pour pudding through a fine sieve and place into serving glasses or a bowl.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap directly on pudding and refrigerate 4 hours.


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  1. As usual, I’m amazed at how delicious you make sugar free look.

  2. I LOVE this! So easy and delicious…and sugar free!

  3. Why do you have to pour it through a sieve? just curious….

  4. Amazing. I would never have guessed from looking at those luscious little pudding cups that they’re sugar-free! This sounds like the perfect thing to keep on hand for a quick-fix dessert in case you get surprise guests (or just a surprise middle-of-the day craving for something chocolatey).

  5. Leigh Anne says:

    Yum! My kids are gonna love this!

  6. who would even know it’s sugar free

  7. I love this. I keep a ton of homemade mixes on hand because I can’t stand to buy them so this will be perfect in my collection!

  8. Can I use xanthan gum instead of arrowroot powder?

    • I’ve not tried that as a substitute so I’m really not sure.

    • Jolene, I was wondering the same thing, I found a couple recipes online with xanthan and for recipes that use 4 c. milk they used 1T. xanthan. HTH!

  9. I’m getting more into making my own mixes like this at home lately – it’s too easy not to!! Thanks for this recipe, Brenda!

  10. I had no idea that you could make instant pudding mix. This is brilliant!!

  11. You make sugar free look so amazing! I love the idea of stockpiling powdered chocolate pudding!

  12. What a great gift idea (and great to have on hand at the ready).

  13. I am in awe! I didn’t know you could make your own pudding mix. This is the best news I’ve read today!

  14. Thank you for this recipe! I need a dessert I can eat when my husband is devouring ice cream. This sounds perfect and I like the fact that I can make the mix and keep it on hand to whip up when I feel the need. Great blog you have here.

  15. I would gladly give this to my boys, would also make a great gift.

  16. Can you use skim milk instead of the 1% or heavy cream to make it low fat?


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