Cottage Cheese Chocolate Pudding

COTTAGE CHEESE CHOCOLATE PUDDING

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Indulge your chocolate cravings with this cottage cheese chocolate pudding. This creamy chocolate pudding combines the richness of chocolate with velvety smooth cottage cheese. This combination not only satisfies your sweet tooth but adds a nutritious touch with the protein-packed goodness of cottage cheese. It is the perfect little snack or dessert!

Why You Will Love Chocolate Cottage Cheese Pudding

  • It is packed with decadent chocolate flavor.
  • The cottage cheese gives this pudding a smooth and creamy texture.
  • It is easy to make with five simple ingredients.
  • It comes together quickly. Just blend the ingredients and chill the pudding.
  • This recipe is lightened up and a healthier option.

What Is Cottage Cheese Chocolate Pudding?

Cottage cheese pudding is a healthier twist on traditional pudding that is packed with protein and made with cottage cheese. The cottage cheese creates a creamy texture and the cocoa powder adds chocolate flavor. This pudding is sweetened with maple syrup and you can thicken it with chia seeds, instant pudding mix, or half a banana. This cottage cheese chocolate pudding is very easy to make and only takes a few minutes. Then, just let it chill in the refrigerator to thicken and enjoy.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients for cottage cheese chocolate pudding
  • Cottage Cheese: You can make this pudding with full-fat, low-fat, or fat-free cottage cheese. Drain the cottage cheese to remove some of the liquid for a thicker pudding.
  • Cocoa Powder: Use Dutch-process cocoa powder in this recipe for a rich chocolate flavor.
  • Maple Syrup: Sweeten this cottage cheese chocolate pudding with maple syrup or sugar-free maple syrup.
  • Vanilla: Vanilla extract adds flavor.
  • Thickener: To thicken this pudding, blend in two teaspoons of chia seeds, instant pudding mix, or half of a ripe banana. Choose one of these to thicken the pudding.

How To Make Cottage Cheese Chocolate Pudding

Step 1: Place the cottage cheese in a strainer to remove as much excess liquid as possible.

Cottage cheese in a strainer

Step 2: Add the drained cottage cheese, Dutch-processed cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a blender. Add chia seeds, instant pudding mix, or half a ripe banana. Choose one of these options to thicken the pudding.

Step 3: Thoroughly blend the ingredients until smooth.

Blended cottage cheese chocolate pudding

Step 4: Pour the blended pudding mixture into an airtight container or jar. Place it in the refrigerator to chill and thicken before serving.

Serving Suggestions

When ready to serve, enjoy this chocolate pudding right out of the jar or in mini serving cups. Enjoy it as is, or add your favorite toppings. Some delicious toppings are whipped cream and fresh fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries. Or, add some chopped nuts, coconut flakes, or shaved dark chocolate.

Expert Tips

  • Drain Cottage Cheese: It is best to place the cottage cheese in a strainer to remove as much excess liquid as possible. It helps create a thicker pudding.
  • Blend: Thoroughly blend all the ingredients until smooth so there aren’t any lumps of cottage cheese.
  • Chill The Pudding: Let the pudding chill for at least one hour in the refrigerator so it thickens before enjoying it.
  • Thicken The Pudding: Add chia seeds, instant pudding mix, or half a banana to thicken the pudding. Choose one of these options so the pudding thickens. If you don’t add one of these, the texture of the pudding won’t be as thick as traditional pudding.

How To Store

Store leftover cottage cheese chocolate pudding in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

Cottage Cheese Pudding Variations

  • How To Thicken Pudding: You can thicken this pudding with chia seeds, half a banana, or instant pudding mix. Choose one of these to blend into the pudding.
  • Turn It Into Protein Fluff: To make this chocolate pudding reminiscent of protein fluff, fold in some of your favorite whipped cream, such as Cocowhip or Truwhip. Or, add some whipped cream on top when ready to serve.
  • Chocolate Chips: Fold in mini chocolate chips or white chocolate chips for another burst of chocolate in this pudding.
  • Add More Protein: To add more protein, blend in one to two teaspoons of chocolate protein powder.
  • How To Sweeten: Use maple syrup, sugar-free maple syrup, or honey in this recipe.
  • Add Peanut Butter Flavor: Blend in one teaspoon up to a tablespoon of PB2 powdered peanut butter for a chocolate peanut butter flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Cottage Cheese Chocolate Pudding Healthy?

This chocolate pudding is lightened up and made with healthier ingredients than traditional pudding. The cottage cheese gives it a creamy texture, and once you add a thickening agent, such as pudding mix, chia seeds, or half a banana, the texture is similar to pudding. It is a healthier option that is packed with protein and chocolate flavor.

How Long Does Cottage Cheese Pudding Last?

This chocolate cottage cheese pudding will last up to three days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Can I Taste The Cottage Cheese?

You can taste a slight tang from the cottage cheese, but it adds a nice flavor and pairs well with the chocolate flavor. If you don’t like the texture of cottage cheese, it’s not a problem since cottage cheese has a smooth and creamy texture once blended.

How Long Do I Need To Chill Pudding?

Chill this pudding in the refrigerator for at least one before serving. Chilling it allows it to thicken into the ideal pudding consistency.

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COTTAGE CHEESE CHOCOLATE PUDDING

5.0 from 8 votes
Recipe by Shawna
Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

1

minute
Calories

89

kcal

Indulge your chocolate cravings with this cottage cheese chocolate pudding. This pudding combines the richness of chocolate with velvety smooth cottage cheese.

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Ingredients

  • 1 CUP cottage cheese, full-fat, low-fat, or fat-free

  • 1 tablespoon Dutch-processed cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon maple syrup or sugar-free maple syrup

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds, 2 teaspoons instant pudding mix, or half a ripe banana (to thicken)

Directions

  • Place the cottage cheese in a strainer to remove as much excess liquid as possible. This helps give the pudding a thicker consistency.
  • Add the drained cottage cheese, Dutch-processed cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a blender. Choose one of the thickener options and add it to the blender. (Add chia seeds, instant pudding mix, or half a ripe banana.)
  • Thoroughly blend the ingredients until smooth.
  • Pour the blended pudding mixture into an airtight container or jar. Chill this pudding for at least one hour before serving to allow it to thicken.

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Notes

  • WW Points™: 2 points per serving with maple syrup and fat-free cottage cheese; 0 points per serving with sugar-free maple syrup and fat-free cottage cheese
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  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently. It could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories89
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 0.4g 0%
    • Saturated Fat 0.2g 0%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 313mg 14%
  • Total Carbohydrate 14.5g 5%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.8g 0%
    • Sugars 11.1g
  • Protein 8g 16%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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