If you got sugar-free instant pudding in the house, you'll want to check out these sweet and tasty treats all made with sugar-free instant pudding!
Sugar-free pudding isn't just for making pudding! Of course, pudding is a great dessert in and of itself. But, sugar-free pudding can be used in a number of other ways. Often times, it can be used as a short-cut ingredient in desserts or other recipes.
More recently, sugar-free puddings have been used in sugar-free ice creams made in the Ninja Creami. The instant pudding not only flavors the ice cream, but also works as a stabilizer and an emulsifier in the ice cream.
But, there are many other low carb treats you can make using sugar-free pudding, like keto mousse, sugar-free frosting, or even keto fudge. Check out our full list of low-carb recipes using sugar-free pudding mixes.
Is Sugar-Free Pudding Keto?
It depends on the brand, how much is consumed and whether you follow a strict keto diet or not. The two most popular brands of sugar-free pudding are Simply Delish and Jell-O. As a prepared pudding, Simply Delish is 4 net carbs per serving and Jell-O is 8 net carbs per serving. The first ingredient in both puddings is starch, which makes them higher in carbs (and is not entirely keto-friendly ingredient).
If you follow a strict keto diet, then sugar-free Jell-O pudding may not be suitable due to its higher net carbs and unfavorable ingredients (see below). However, Simply Delish has better quality ingredients than Jell-O and is lower in net carbs. Because of that, Simply Delish sugar-free pudding is okay if you're eating in moderation and not on a strict keto diet.
Here is a comparison of the two puddings in chocolate flavor.
Jell-O Sugar-Free Chocolate Pudding
Net carbs: 8 grams net carbs per serving
Top Ingredients: Cornstarch, cocoa (processed with alkali), modified cornstarch, salt, contains less than 2% of natural and artificial flavor, carrageenan, fumaric acid, aspartame* and acesulfame potassium (sweeteners), and more.
Simply Delish Sugar-Free Chocolate Pudding
Net carbs: 4 grams net carbs per serving
Ingredients: Starch, Erythritol, Organic Dutch Cocoa, Emulsifiers, Stevia Extract, Natural Flavor (Vanilla), Salt.
Low Carb Recipes with Sugar-free Pudding
These sugar-free and low-carb treats with sugar-free instant pudding won't disappoint! Check 'em out!
This keto chocolate trifle recipe by KetoFocus uses sugar-free pudding along with boxed chocolate cake and whipped cream to create a decadent and delicious sugar-free dessert that's keto friendly. Click here for the recipe.
This sugar-free frosting recipe by Skinny Comfort uses sugar-free white chocolate instant pudding to create a deliciously light and fluffy sugar-free frosting that's low in carbs and keto friendly. Perfect for cakes, cookies and cupcakes! Click here for recipe.
This tasty pistachio pudding, made with cottage cheese and sugar-free pistachio pudding, is reminiscent of Watergate salad or pistachio delight. A smooth, sweet and creamy treat that's sugar-free, high in protein, and takes just 5 minutes to make. Click here for recipe.
This Keto Strawberry Fudge by My Crash Test Life is a delicious sweet and creamy treat made with just 4 ingredients (including sugar-free strawberry instant pudding). It's a perfect treat for Valentine's Day or strawberry lovers. Click here for the recipe.
This easy Ninja Creami vanilla protein ice cream by Kelsey Smith uses just a few ingredients, like Fairlife Core Power protein shake and sugar-free vanilla instant pudding, to create a deliciously sweet and creamy frozen desert. Click here for the recipe.