FAT FREE AND SUGAR FREE CHOCOLATE PUDDING



I saw this pudding recipe from Cooking Light cookbook, which I borrowed from the library. I immediately got attracted to this recipe after seeing the few ingredients this pudding required and most importantly this is a no-bake pudding. I made a few changes to the original recipe by making it sugar-free and substituting the bittersweet chocolate with cocoa powder, so this is also fat-free, a healthy quick fix for all the chocolate cravings. It was definitely smooth and creamy like a regular chocolate pudding. I also added walnuts since I love the combination of chocolate with walnuts.


INGREDIENTS

1. Brown sugar, ½ cup (I used 2/3 rd cup of Splenda to make this pudding as a sugar-free version)

2. Cornstarch, ¼ cup.

3. Instant coffee powder, 1 tablespoon.

4. Milk, 2 cups. (The book specified soy milk, I have used fat-free milk).

5. Bittersweet chocolate, 2 ounces, chopped. (I have used ¼ cup of cocoa powder).

6. Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon.

7. Salt, a pinch.

8. Chopped walnuts, ¼ cup. (I have used walnuts here for its health benefits, since this pudding is free of any bad fats, I have named this pudding as a fat-free pudding, again this chocolate pudding can be transformed into a completely fat-free pudding by omitting the walnuts).


PREPARATION:

Heat the milk in a pot and add the cocoa powder. Keep mixing until there are no lumps. Add the salt and Splenda and mix well. Mix the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water and add it to the pudding along with the vanilla extract. The pudding will start to thicken as soon as the cornstarch is added. Keep mixing under low heat for 2 more minutes, add the chopped walnuts, and switch off the stove. Once the pudding has cooled, transfer to serving bowls and chill it in the refrigerator by closing it with a plastic wrap to avoid any skimming.

39 comments:

Pari said...

Reading ur recipe I realised it can also be called chocolate custard. I liked it as I find it a quick to go recipe and completely guilt free.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Sounds truely low fat, sure gona try it when I get time!

Tina said...

Healthy and delicious choco pudding...

kitchen queen said...

wow! Gita this is a real treat for us who want fat free and sugar free pudding. yours looks lovely and delicious too.

Prathibha said...

That sounds really good a fat free and sugar free pudding...looks uper delicious too

Sushma Mallya said...

sounds too good...and healthy too, nice idea to make it fat free...very delicious and tempting pudding

Priya said...

Absolutely divine, tempting pudding Gita..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...looks delicious...

Jagruti said...

guilt free pudding...i will give it a go for this one..

cheers

shanthi said...

great pudding and pass me that creamy bowl

Rachana Kothari said...

Wow!!! delicious chocolate pudding:) I love recipes which are low-fat:)

Nandini said...

Woo! Nutritious chocolate pudding! I'm gonna make this for kiddos!

Shri said...

It does not closely resemble low fat..Loved it!!

Vrinda said...

Delicious and healthy pudding Gita...

Asha said...

Fat free sounds good, looks delicious.

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy delicious pudding

Gulmohar said...

guilt free dessert...looks wonderful Gita :-)

Rahin said...

yummy !!!!

simply.food said...

Sounds wonderful and so easy to do.

Usha said...

Looks inviting and is so simple to make too !

Malar Gandhi said...

Thats incredibly delicious looking pudding there...wanna grab ur bowl:)

Parita said...

Low fat and sugar free, do i need more? nah..lovely pudding!!

Cham said...

Aah! I want to taste ur pudding right now :)

Deepa G Joshi said...

lovely pudding..for a guilt free dessert..

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RAKS KITCHEN said...

Yummy pudding and can eat without guilt too rite?

Happy Cook said...

Love the idea of fat free pudding, one can have double portions. Looks so yumm, would not have guessed they are fat free.

Valarmathi said...

Wow......... that's looks yummy.

Preety said...

chocolate and that's fat free..that's amazing recipe..

Viki's Kitchen said...

Fat free food...guilt free dessert! yummy.

kothiyavunu said...

Slurp!! mouthwatering chocolate pudding gita, feel like finishing that bowl..:)

sangi said...

luks soo yum&healthy too ...tnx

Padma said...

Looks delicious and also healthy.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Please accept my award dear:)

Soma Pradhan said...

This is really cool....

shahana said...

will definetly try this

DV said...

Wonderful recipe!!! Your recipes are really fantastic! Healthy yet tasty is the way to go! I am very happy to follow your blog! :)

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Sharvari Patil said...

Really nice Fat free & sugar free recipe. I like chocolate but because of fat contain it, I can't eat it.

Maha Gadde said...

Wow...this is awesome luking pudding..

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