Protein Pudding

PROTEIN PUDDING

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You will love the simplicity of this protein pudding! All you need is two ingredients! It’s easy to make and comes together in minutes for a delicious dessert or snack. We made a chocolate protein pudding, but you can customize it for your favorite flavor. This high-protein pudding has an incredibly creamy and thick texture. It’s a must-try easy treat that’s sure to become a favorite.

Why You Will Love This High-Protein Pudding

  • Make this protein pudding with just two ingredients! 
  • It only takes about five minutes to make. Then, just let it set, and enjoy!
  • You can switch up the flavor of your pudding!
  • We made a chocolate version that tastes just like classic pudding but with added protein! 
  • It’s decadent, thick, creamy, and so easy to make!
  • You can use your favorite protein shake in this recipe.
  • There are around 12-15 grams of protein per serving, depending on what protein shake you use.

What Is Protein Pudding?

This protein pudding recipe is a high-protein twist on traditional pudding. It’s made with a protein shake instead of milk for added protein! The protein shake is combined with some instant pudding mix and set in the refrigerator for a creamy and delicious high-protein pudding. It’s an easy dessert or post-workout snack with a higher protein content than most traditional puddings. Also, you can customize this protein pudding to your liking!

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients for protein pudding

You only need two simple ingredients for this recipe!

  • Protein Shake: Use your favorite chocolate protein shake.
  • Pudding Mix: Use half a package of chocolate instant pudding mix.

How To Make Protein Pudding

Step 1: Use a chilled premixed chocolate protein shake. Then, add the protein shake to a large bowl.

Step 2: Add half the package of chocolate instant pudding mix to the bowl. Use an electric hand mixer on medium speed to combine the protein shake and pudding mix until the pudding consistency forms.

Pudding mix in bowl with protein shake and mixer

Step 3: Pour the pudding mixture into two small bowls or ramekins. Then, place the bowls in the refrigerator and chill for at least one hour, or until the pudding is set.

Pudding mixture in ramekins

Serving Suggestions

This protein pudding is incredibly delicious. Once it has set, enjoy, or add some optional toppings. Here are some of our favorite topping ideas:

  • Fresh berries of choice such as strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries
  • Whipped cream
  • Banana slices
  • Peanut butter, almond butter, or nut butter of choice
  • Chocolate shavings
  • Chocolate chips
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • Chopped nuts
Chocolate protein pudding in bowl

Expert Tips

  • Chill The Protein Shake: Make sure the protein shake is chilled so the pudding comes together properly and sets faster.
  • Thoroughly Combine: Ensure you thoroughly combine the pudding mix in the protein shake with an electric hand mixer. It will take about 3-5 minutes.
  • Use Your Favorite Protein Shake: Use your favorite premixed protein shake. Some great options include Fairlife, OWYN, Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard, Iconic, Premier Protein, and Orgain protein shakes. To get 30% off Orgain products use our code healthyfoodiegirl.

Storage Instructions

Store leftovers in an airtight container or tightly cover the ramekin you poured the pudding in with foil or plastic wrap. You can store leftovers for 1-2 days in the refrigerator.

Variations

  • Make The Protein Shake: If you don’t want to use a premixed protein shake, you can make your own. Use one cup of cold milk or non-dairy milk and one scoop of your favorite protein powder. Use chocolate protein powder or vanilla protein powder depending on what flavor you want your pudding to be. Then, use the same flavor pudding mix as the protein powder you use. After that, thoroughly combine these ingredients and use an electric hand mixer to incorporate the pudding mix. 
  • Vanilla Pudding: To make this protein pudding vanilla-flavored, use a vanilla protein shake and vanilla instant pudding mix.
  • Strawberry Pudding: Make strawberry-flavored pudding with a strawberry protein shake and strawberry instant pudding.
  • Chocolate Pudding: We made a chocolate-flavored protein pudding with a chocolate protein shake and chocolate instant pudding mix. Or, you could use a caramel-flavored protein shake and chocolate pudding mix for a chocolate caramel flavor.
  • Pistachio Pudding: For a pistachio flavor, use a vanilla protein shake and half the package of pistachio instant pudding mix.
  • Lemon Pudding: For lemon flavor, use half the package of lemon instant pudding mix and a vanilla protein shake.
  • Cheesecake Pudding: Use half a package of cheesecake-flavored instant pudding mix and one vanilla protein shake. 
  • Use Sugar-Free Pudding Mix: If you prefer, for any of these combinations, use a sugar-free pudding mix. Some options are Simply Delish or Jell-O sugar-free instant pudding mix.
  • Make It Vegan: To make this pudding vegan use your favorite vegan protein shake or make one with almond milk, oat milk, cashew milk, or your favorite non-dairy milk and a scoop of your favorite vegan protein powder. Also, use a vegan pudding mix.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Freeze Protein Pudding?

I wouldn’t recommend freezing this pudding as it may alter the texture once defrosted. You want the pudding to be smooth and creamy. You can store any leftovers in the fridge instead.

How Long Is Protein Pudding Good For?

This protein pudding is good for up to two days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

More High-Protein Recipes To Try Next!

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PROTEIN PUDDING

Recipe by Shawna
0.0 from 0 votes
Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

1

minute
Calories

103

kcal

You will love the simplicity of this protein pudding! All you need is two ingredients!  We made a chocolate protein pudding, but you can easily customize it.

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Ingredients

  • 1 chilled premixed chocolate protein shake (11 oz)

  • 1/2 the package of chocolate instant pudding mix (regular or sugar-free)

Directions

  • Use a chilled premixed chocolate protein shake. (Or, make a protein shake with one cup of milk and one scoop of chocolate protein powder.) Add the protein shake to a large bowl.
  • Add half the package of chocolate instant pudding mix to the bowl with the protein shake. Use an electric hand mixer on medium speed to combine the protein shake and pudding mix until the pudding consistency forms, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Evenly pour the pudding mixture into two small bowls or ramekins. Place the bowls in the refrigerator and chill for at least one hour, or until the pudding is set. Once the pudding is set, enjoy it or top it with optional whipped cream and shaved chocolate.

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Notes

  • WW Points™: 2 points per serving  *if you use a sugar-free instant pudding mix
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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 ServingCalories103
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 1.7g 2%
    • Saturated Fat 0.3g 0%
  • Cholesterol 13mg 5%
  • Sodium 140mg 6%
  • Potassium 200mg 6%
  • Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.8g 4%
    • Sugars 0.5g
  • Protein 12.5g 24%

    * 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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