Salted Caramel Pudding – Low Carb, Gluten Free, Straight-Up Yum

Salted Caramel Pudding – Low Carb, Gluten Free, Straight-Up Yum

One of the things I miss the most since starting low carb is salted caramel ice cream. I have yet to find a low carb equivalent that tastes salty or caramel-y. I decided to experiment and come up with something to satisfy that craving when it hits. 

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I knew I would use Jello brand sugar free vanilla pudding as my base. And, just the other day I picked up some sugar free caramel DaVinci syrup at Sam’s Club. The problem I faced was how to mix up the pudding without all the milk sugars. I knew I had two options.

Option # 1: Use almond milk

I prefer to not do this, because I don’t always have luck getting my pudding to set up. I know you have to use a bit less, but I just can’t seem to get it right without it being runny. I will experiment more but I was craving salted caramel and I didn’t want to risk ruining the dish.

Option # 2: Heavy whipping cream

I knew this would give me a pudding with a thicker, fluffier consistency, but it actually turned out really great with the mix of cream and caramel syrup. Next time, I may experiment with a mix of heavy cream and almond milk and see how that turns out. For this recipe, I used the heavy whipping cream. Should you choose to use almond milk, you’ll want to use less of it than is called for here.

If you are allowed a few more carbs than I am, such as if you are on maintenance, you could also try using whole milk or low carb milk. 

Low Carb Salted Caramel Pudding Recipe


Salted Caramel Pudding – Low Carb, Gluten Free, Straight-Up Yum
Author: Crabby Housewife
  • 1 regular package of Jello sugar free vanilla pudding
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon Davinci sugar free caramel syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt I used 1/2 tablespoon, but I love it saltier, you can always add more
  • Whipped cream optional
  1. Add wet ingredients to a deep mixing bowl.
  2. Add salt and sugar free pudding mix.
  3. Use your mixer to whip it together until completely mixed and smooth.
  4. If you'd like, you can add a bit of whipped cream for a fluffier texture and mix or fold it in.
  5. Add a dollop of whipped cream (just make sure there are no or few added carbs, by making it at home or checking labels carefully).
  6. Grab spoon.
  7. Enjoy!

This recipe is super simple. You can whip it up in about five or ten minutes, assuming you have the ingredients on hand. I think it would be an elegant addition to a dinner party by placing the pudding into small clear plastic cups, topping with whipped cream and then sprinkling some pink Himalayan salt over the top. 


Gluten Free Dessert Roundup

Gluten Free Dessert Roundup

If you’re trying to follow a gluten free diet, one of the things you’re probably missing is your desserts. Not to worry, though. There are many delicious gluten-free dessert recipes online. Here is a roundup of some of my favorites.

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

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No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Poppers

These no-bake desserts are perfect to take to a party or for an afternoon snack. They are also very simple to put together. Sub gluten-free graham cookies or leave the cookies out altogether. Amy Locurto has some additional suggestions for toppings for this fun and simple dessert.

Gluten Free Donut Holes

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Glazed Gluten Free Donut Holes

Nicole Hunn over at Gluten Free on a Shoestring has come up with a brilliant gluten free recipe that mimicks Dunkin Donuts’ glazed donut holes. Although a bit involved, you’ll love how this recipe turns out so similar to what you can buy in the store – only gluten free.

No Bake Triple Peanut Butter Bars

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Healthy No Bake Triple Peanut Butter Bars

Arman, over at The Big Man’s World has some really amazing recipes that just make you drool. This particular dessert recipe is both gluten free and vegan. It is just oozing with peanut butter gooeyness. Think peanut butter fudge on steroids. And, they are very easy to whip up for a party or just to gobble down.

Funfetti Celebration Cake

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Gluten Free Funfetti Celebration Cake

Need a cake for a special celebration? Kayley over at the Kitchen McCabe has a collection of amazingly delicious recipes. You will spend a little more time on these, but it’s a special occasion, so why not? This cake is just as delicious as any other cake out there. I promise you’ll adore the way it tastes and the way it looks.

Gluten Free Iced Soft Sugar Cookies

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Gluten Free Soft Sugar Cookies with Icing

You know those soft sugar cookies that are iced and come in the clamshell container at grocery stores via their bakery department? You’re drooling, aren’t you? Brianna, over at Flippin’ Delicious, has worked hard to recreate this treat in a gluten free version. Okay, now I am hungry. Must go make cookies. Hope you enjoyed this recipe roundup.