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Paleo Chocolate Pudding & Fruit Dip - Paleo, Keto, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and kid friendly

Oh my goodness, I am so excited about this! This pudding & fruit dip has 2 CUPS of cauliflower in it, only sweetened by honey, and my boys couldn’t get enough of it. Trust me, my boys are hard to fool and can usually sniff a hidden veggie. But, none of them even thought twice about this and devoured it. I was doing internal cartwheels.

It makes a great snack, as it’s veggie-based + healthy fats that make it satiating and helps decrease cravings. I love using steam in a bag riced cauliflower from Sam’s Club to simplify steaming the cauliflower. Once steamed, so easy to make, just blend and chill!

We had so much fun using this recipe for a healthy chocolate dip on a fruit charcuterie board. My 7 year old helped me build it and we loaded it up with seasonal summer fruits and my Paleo Graham Crackers.

Fruit Charcuterie Board with Paleo Chocolate Fruit Dip

I have a feeling this will be in our fridge regularly!

Chocolate Paleo Pudding & Fruit Dip

Author Autumn @wholefoodfor7


  • 2 cups steamed riced cauliflower*
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup nut or sun butter
  • 1/4 cup honey*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 15 oz can coconut cream** use only the cream, no liquid


  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients until smooth and creamy.

  2. Eat immediately or chill to thicken. Store in the fridge and enjoy as a pudding or rock it as a fruit dip.

Recipe Notes

*FOR KETO - Use 2-3 tablespoons Lakanto Sugar-Free Maple Syrup or granulated Monk Fruit sweetener to sweeten instead, to taste.

*I love using steam in a bag riced cauliflower to make this come together quickly. 

**Coconut cream is optional, but will make it deliciously creamy like a mousse and highly recommended. Plus, the healthy fats are awesome for satiety and decreased cravings. 


  1. 5 stars
    I confess, I was REALLY skeptical about this recipe, but something kept nagging at me to try it. And I did. I was good warm out of my Vitamix….and even better chilled with the coconut whipped cream. I will be adding this to my regular food prep rotation. SO SO GOOD! THANK YOU!!!

    • Love that this one won you over! I get it, it sounds out there but WOOT to now going on the regular!

  2. 5 stars
    I made this recipe yesterday and it could not have been easier! Using frozen cauliflower rice, it was easy to steam in the microwave and throw into the. Lender with all other ingredients. After this chills, it tastes and has the consistency of chocolate mousse. You cannot tell there is any vegetable in here, let alone that it is healthy and paleo! Autumn is a genius and I can’t wait to make this for friends and family and fool them!

    • Aw, thank you! I’m so happy you loved this recipe too – I continue to fool my friends and family with it as well, ha!

  3. 5 stars
    Quick, easy, healthy, hidden veggies, family friendly- what more could you ask for in a treat? This recipe will be on repeat in our home.

    • Woot woot! Hooray for a family veggie win! And we definitely make it on the regular here too.

  4. 5 stars
    Just made this pudding and it is delicious. I was very skeptical because I am not a cauliflower lover. But you cannot taste the cauliflower at all!! I will definitely being making this on a regular basis. Thank you!!!

    • I get it, it’s a very odd combination but pretty darn thrilling how great it works – to taste that awesome and have veggies?! Yes please! Thank you : )

  5. Hi! Does the cauliflower need to be steamed or can it be cooked? My large bag of cauliflower is already opened so I can’t steam it or do I just throw 2 cups into the instant pot or microwave? Thanks!

    • Cooked through until it’s tender is great and will work similarly to steaming it. Doing so in the instant pot or microwave will do the trick (if in the microwave, I usually add 2-3 tablespoons of water to the raw cauliflower and cover with saran wrap to allow it to cook/steam easily). Hope you enjoy!

  6. Hello,
    Can I use any type of nut butter? Like Almond? Or peanut? Or is there a butter called nut butter? Lol I am totally new to all this whole 30 life and learning. Thank you in advance! Love love your recipes.

    • Hello and welcome! It can be a lot to navigate a new food vocabulary, you aren’t alone! Nut butter is just meant to be a generic term that any nut-based butter like almond butter or cashew butter can work. Peanut butter isn’t technically Paleo (as peanuts are a legume not a true nut) but can work in this recipe if peanuts work for you! We like it best with almond or cashew butter, as the flavor is more subtle. Enjoy!

      • 5 stars
        Just made it and it comes together so quickly! My kids love it and have no idea cauliflower is in it!!

        • Woot for a mom and kid win!!

  7. Maybe a stupid question but do you use just the creamy top of the 15oz coconut milk or do you need to use enough to get 15 oz of the top cream – I hope I am making sense!

    • Not stupid at all – just use the solid part of a 15oz can of coconut cream or chilled coconut milk (discarding the liquid part). No need to get up to 15 oz of just the cream. Let me know if you still have questions!


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