Making your own creamy keto banana pudding is a great way to satisfy your cravings for dessert without having to go off your diet. This recipe makes thick, creamy pudding that is absolutely fantastic on its own, but is even better with some of your favorite keto toppings.
How to Make Keto Banana Pudding
This keto banana pudding is such a yummy treat, and the best part is it doesn’t require any fancy ingredients. Here’s how to make it:
- Boil. Add the unsweetened almond milk and heavy cream to a heavy-bottomed saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Prepare the egg mixture. While the almond milk and cream are boiling, combine the egg yolks, a low carb granulated sweetener like Stevia, and xanthan gum in a bowl.
- Whisk. Remove the almond milk mixture from the heat and gradually pour it into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly.
- Stir. Pour the egg mixture from the bowl into the saucepan, give it a stir, and then return to medium-low heat. Stir the pudding gently with a spatula for about 5-10 minutes, just long enough for it to thicken enough to coat the back of a spoon.
- Finish it off. Remove the pudding from the heat and add the banana extract, vanilla extract, and butter. Stir to combine.
- Cool. Cover the pudding with plastic wrap and allow it to cool completely.
- Chill. Transfer the pudding to the refrigerator and allow it to chill for a minimum of 4 hours before serving (or overnight).
Try These Great Keto Pudding Recipes Next
As someone who loves pudding, I have tried plenty of homemade keto pudding recipes. With that in mind, here are a couple of my favorite chocolate keto pudding picks for you to try next if you loved this recipe:
Can I Freeze Keto Banana Pudding?
You can definitely freeze this keto banana pudding if you have any leftovers (or even if you just want to make a batch ahead of time).
Simply add the pudding to an airtight container and then store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just keep in mind that when you thaw out your pudding, it will end up losing some of its texture. For that reason, re-freezing your banana pudding is not recommended.
The best way to thaw the pudding out when you’re ready to enjoy it is to simply remove it from the freezer and store it in the fridge overnight. Since pudding is best served cold, this is the best method to thaw it out without affecting the texture too much.
(You may also like: Keto Banana Bread Muffins)
Creamy (And Low Carb) Keto Banana Pudding
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- 4 egg yolk
- 1/3 cup granulated Stevia or other low carb granulated sweetener
- 1 tsp xanthan gum
- 1 ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tsp banana extract
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- Place the almond milk and heavy cream in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat.
- Meanwhile, in a bowl combine the egg yolks, sweetener and xanthan gum.
- Remove the milk mixture from the heat and gradually pour it into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly.
- Pour the egg mixture from the bowl into the saucepan, stir and return to medium-low heat.
- Stir the pudding gently with a spatula until it thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 5-10 minutes
- Remove from the heat.
- Add the banana extract, vanilla extract and butter and stir to combine.
- Cover with plastic wrap and let it cool completely.
- Transfer in a refrigerator and chill for at least 4 hours, or overnight.