This protein pudding is a thick and creamy dessert recipe that takes seconds to prepare and needs just 2 ingredients! Perfect for a healthy dessert or snack, it can be vanilla, chocolate, or other flavors!
We love our high protein desserts around here.
Nothing beats a creamy protein pudding when we want a quick dessert fix.
As the name suggests, a protein pudding is a creamy dessert made with protein powder.
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The best high protein pudding
I’ve been meaning to share a protein pudding recipe for quite some time. It’s so much easier to make than the packaged kind, and the ingredient list is so much better!
- It needs just two main ingredients. Each protein pudding starts from a base that calls for protein powder and Greek yogurt.
- There is no sugar. Protein powders are naturally sweetened and to amp up the sweetness, we add some granulated sweeteners.
- It has the perfect texture. Like cottage cheese pudding or ice cream, the texture is thick, smooth, and incredibly creamy.
- You can customize it. We love vanilla, chocolate, and peanut butter, but you can jazz it up any way you like!
To make this recipe, you’ll start with a simple two ingredient base that you can change up the flavors with. Here is what you’ll need:
Protein pudding base
- Protein powder. Either brown rice protein powder or casein protein powder. Avoid using whey-based powders as they will thin out the yogurt instead of thickening it up.
- Greek yogurt. Non-fat Greek yogurt or vegan high protein yogurt. Regardless of what kind of yogurt you use, ensure it is on the thicker side and has no added sugar.
- Sugar or substitute. Optional, but either some allulose or some sugar to add some sweetness. If your protein powder is already sweetened, you can leave it out.
- Chocolate. Add two tablespoons of cocoa powder, use chocolate protein powder, and fold through some chocolate chips.
- Vanilla. Add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and use vanilla Greek yogurt.
- Peanut butter. Add two tablespoons of powdered or standard peanut butter.
How to make protein pudding
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the protein powder with yogurt until thick. Add the sweetener and any mix-ins of choice.
Place the pudding into the refrigerator for an hour, to thicken. Once it has thickened, divide it into bowls and enjoy immediately.
- Choose a high-quality protein powder. The quality of your protein powder can make a big difference in the taste and texture of your protein pudding. Choose brown rice, casein, or pea protein powders, not whey.
- Use a thick yogurt. Avoid using watery or thin kinds of yogurt, as you’ll find the pudding less thick or creamy.
- Taste the protein powder. Ensure you like your protein powder’s taste, as the flavor can be overpowering.
- Use a thickening agent. If your pudding is too thin, you can add some cornstarch or xanthan gum to give it more of a pudding consistency.
To store: The pudding should always be stored in the refrigerator, covered. If you find the pudding has thickened too much, you can add some unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice to thin it out.
To freeze: Place portions of the pudding in a shallow container and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months. For the ultimate treat, remove the frozen pudding and place it in the blender. Blend until thick and creamy.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, you can make a protein pudding ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for several days. This can be a convenient way to have a healthy dessert option available when you need it.
Yes, you can use maple syrup or honey. If your protein powder is sweet enough, you won’t even need to add any sweetener at all.
Yes, you can use a non-dairy yogurt, like coconut or soy yogurt. Also, choose a dairy free protein powder.
While any yogurt works, Greek yogurt is the preferred option as it is higher in protein and naturally thicker than other kinds of yogurt.
Protein Pudding (2 Ingredients!)
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the yogurt with protein powder until no clumps remain and the mixture is thick. If you'd like a sweeter pudding, add the sweetener of choice.
- Enjoy immediately or cover the bowl and refrigerate the pudding for an hour, to thicken.
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