Drinkable Chocolate Custard {Fourth Bloggiversary}
Surprise! When cold, this Drinkable Chocolate Custard actually tastes like my childhood favorite chocolate pudding! THM:S, low carb, sugar free, gluten free | For a nut-free version, try substituting carton coconut milk for the almond milk. Most people with tree nut allergies can have coconut products, but confirm with your doctor first.
Serves: 5½ cups (6-7 servings)
  • 2½ c. unsweetened almond milk
  • 1½ c. half and half
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ c. cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. salt*
  • ½ tsp. glucomannan
  • -
  • ¼ c. THM Super Sweet Blend*
  • 1 T. salted butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. Blend the first section of ingredients together until smooth. Pour the mixture into a non-stick saucepan and cook over medium-high heat just until it starts to bubble, whisking often. (When you can tell the custard is starting to thicken, turn the heat down to medium so it doesn't start cooking too hard and get lumpy.) As soon as the custard starts to bubble, pull it off the heat. Don't overcook!
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk until smooth. Pour into cups and enjoy warm!
  3. If you have leftovers to refrigerate, they will firm up to a Jello pudding texture! Delicious!
*This is more salt and sweetener than I would typically use, but I just thought the recipe needed it this time! Heat and glucomannan tend to mask sweetness, so these amounts were perfect for me. You may wish to start with less of each, then increase to match your taste buds.
-I use Konjac Foods brand glucomannan (which we purchase here from Netrition). I've heard that THM's glucomannan is stronger, so if you're using a strong brand and you find that the custard is slimy or too thick, try decreasing the amount of glucomannan used.
-I haven't tried this, but I bet you could leave out the cocoa powder and decrease the sweetener and salt for a vanilla version! You may want to add an extra teaspoon of vanilla extract.
-If you're having trouble with the custard separating or getting lumpy, use a lower heat and pull the custard off the burner before you think it's done. It will continue to thicken with residual heat.
NUTRITION (7 servings): 185 calories, 15 g fat, 11 g carb., 1 g dietary fiber, 7 g protein (Net carbs minus fiber and sugar alcohols: 3.14 g)
Recipe by Briana Thomas at https://www.briana-thomas.com/drinkable-chocolate-custard-fourth-bloggiversary/