Low Carb Chocolate Ricotta Pudding


Sometimes it pays to play with your food. I invented this low carb chocolate ricotta pudding recipe when I had nothing for dessert and needed a quick treat. I first tried it with just ricotta, cream cheese, sweetener, and vanilla extract but I was underwhelmed. Then I added a little cocoa powder and some instant coffee and voila! It was like instant chocolate pudding!

(4 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)
Low Carb Chocolate Ricotta Pudding


  • 3/4 cup whole milk ricotta
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • Sweetener equivalent to 1/4 cup sugar (powdered or liquid sweeteners work best here)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp instant espresso powder (optional, enhances chocolate flavor)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the ricotta and cream cheese. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add the sweetener, cocoa powder, espresso powder, and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth and well combined.
  3. Spoon into dessert cups and refrigerate at least 1 hour to set.

Yield: 4

Cholesterol: 54mg

Food energy: 189 kcal

Total fat: 14.56g

Calories from fat: 131

Carbohydrate: 4.99g

Protein per serving: 7.72g

Total dietary fiber: 1.50g


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I made this and mine was so thick I couldn’t get it to blend in my food processor. Just super thick. I had no measuring cup, but I used less than half a 15oz container of smooth ricotta, and the rest of the ingredients as stated. It was so thick I had to add cream and a bit more swerve and Truvia. Then used a mixing wand. In the end, it turned out thick and rich and looked and tasted like frosting. I am sure it would be great when used as frosting as long as it stayed cool. This… Read more »

So yummy and so easy to make!


I had about half a cup of ricotta so I downsized the recipe. No espresso. Added a cup of frozen berries. Turned out great but a little sweet given berries and sweetener.

Tamera Alexander

How many servings does this make? Anyone know?


I checked her blog, it’s supposed to say 4 servings.


According to comments on her blog, 4 servings.


Hi Carolyn — I’m on this immediately. Your recipes are central to my keto regime, and I can’t thank you enough. May I ask, how many servings did you divide this into to get the nutrition numbers you’re showing?


Hi Carolyn. I’d like to know how many servings this recipe makes. It looks like you’ve done it again; another chocolate lovers heavenly dessert. Thank you.

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