Sugar-Free Vanilla Bean Pudding
Classic vanilla pudding gets a sugar-free make over in this recipe. Traditionally homemade vanilla pudding has quite a lot of sugar in it. Here, using only 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Vanilla Crème Sweet Drops™, it becomes a perfect dessert for anyone watching their sugar intake. Being low in carbs as well makes this a diabetic-friendly and guilt-free treat!
- 1/4 cup arrowroot powder*
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 4 egg yolks, slightly beaten
- 1 Tbsp. butter, softened
- 1/2 vanilla bean or 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 to 1 tsp. SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Vanilla Crème Sweet Drops™
- Optional Topping: chocolate shavings, sugar-free
Stir arrowroot powder and salt together in a sauce pan. On medium heat, whisk in almond milk, half-and-half, and egg yolks. Continue to cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute and remove from heat.
Stir in butter, vanilla bean or extract, and SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Vanilla Crème Sweet Drops™. Allow to cool slightly before tasting, then adjust Sweet Drops™, if needed. Cover mixture with plastic wrap directly on top of pudding to avoid formation of a skin. Cool to room temperature and chill before serving. Top with sugar-free chocolate shavings if desired. Each serving is about 1/2 cup.
*Arrowroot powder is a gluten-free powder similar to cornstarch. You can find it in health food stores and online. Tapioca starch/flour can be substituted for a similar result.
Recipe and photo courtesy Sugar-Free Mom.