Sugar-Free Vanilla Bean Pudding

Posted on October 10th, 2013, in Desserts, Recipes, Sweet Chefs.

Sugar-Free Vanilla Bean Pudding | SweetLeaf®

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.

Serves: 4

*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.