Chocolate Budino with a Keto Option that Rocks
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Chocolate Budino, has a low carb budino option, adapted from Nigella Lawson, a rich, creamy, Italian pudding, adapted from Nigella Lawson.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 7
  • 1 cup whole milk (see notes)
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup sugar or ½ cup Swerve (confectioner's)
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate 70%, very finely chopped
  • Stabilized Whipped Cream
  • ½ cup whipped cream
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese
  1. Heat the milk and cream in a saucepan. Set aside.
  2. In a separate saucepan, stir in sifted cocoa powder, boiling water and sugar to a paste.
  3. Add egg yolks to chocolate mixture one at a time, whisking.
  4. Add in milk mixture. Continue to stir for a few minutes until thickened.
  5. Take off stove, add in chocolate. Stir until completely incorporated.
  6. Pour into dessert cups. I like to use espresso cups to keep the serving small. That will make seven servings.
  7. Stabilized Whipped Cream Instructions
  8. Make sure cream cheese is softened.
  9. Whip Cream first until you have soft peaks. Stir in cream cheese.
  10. Whip until you have stiff peaks
If using swerve, dark 70% chocolate, carbs will 5 grams per serving.
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