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Peppermint Mocha Protein Pudding

Mint Mocha protein pudding

This is one of those desserts that so good it makes me want to cuss when I taste it.

(Cuss? Yes, cuss!)

I took one spoonful of this deliciousness and said to myself, “Hot DAMN, that’s good!” (Risque, I know…)

But the beauty of this little dessert also lies in how simple it is to make. I mean seriously. This took 10 minutes and one bowl to mix up. So that means you, my friend, are 10 minutes away from this rich, delicious, protein-packed, foodgasmically good treat!

You’re welcome.

Now let’s talk peppermint mocha for a minute. I love it. Do you love it? Cuz I LOVE IT. (Can you imagine me all wide-eyed saying that…cuz I was…)

Unfortunately I don’t have a huge repertoire of peppermint mocha goodness here on the site to back that up, but I’m working on it. My other major ode to peppermint mocha is my Protein Pots de Creme:

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Doesn’t that look lovely??? Now I’m a big believer in having holiday dessert alternatives. Or anytime dessert alternatives. Mostly because I don’t believe willpower alone is enough to get us over the hump sometimes. There are just going to be days when you want dessert like everyone else! Never mind that dessert is a meal unto itself for most of us. You just want dessert and you want it now!

I can relate. And I’m here for you. There’s not a thing wrong with having dessert (and never trust anyone who says there is!) but you have to choose the right dessert.

For this one I did a few things to make it fit for us. First, I used Fairlife milk. Have you guys tried it? It’s ultra-filtered milk (that’s a fancy way of saying they took the extra water out of the milk so that what you have is a lot more whey and protein. If you haven’t tried it yet, here’s what it looks like:

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You can also check out their website to find out where it’s sold near you.

In addition to that, I amped up the chocolate factor just a smidge with the use of a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder. That, along with the Cafe Bustelo instant decaf espresso (seriously guys…that stuff is LIFE CHANGING!) makes the whole thing so rich that when you taste it your eyes will literally roll back in your head. Please warn your family that will happen. They tend to get concerned at such things. In reality, if you are looking for another shortcut, you could just get the sugar-free chocolate fudge pudding mix instead of regular chocolate. It basically does the same thing that adding the cocoa powder does (I just used what I had on hand in my kitchen).

Anyway…with that, I commission you to go, make festive desserts! Play with your food!

Mint Mocha Protein Pudding
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    Servings Prep Time
    4 servings 10 minutes
    Passive Time
    60 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    4 servings 10 minutes
    Passive Time
    60 minutes
    Mint Mocha Protein Pudding
    Print Recipe
      Servings Prep Time
      4 servings 10 minutes
      Passive Time
      60 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      4 servings 10 minutes
      Passive Time
      60 minutes
      Ingredients
      Servings: servings
      Instructions
      1. In a mixing bowl, combine pudding mix, protein, instant espresso and cocoa powder. Whisk to thoroughly combine.
      2. Add milk and extract, then beat on medium with a hand mixer for a few seconds, then switch the speed to high. You can also use a stand mixer if you have one. Either way, start slow and then increase speed to work out the lumps. Also be careful to scrape the bowl midway through to make sure you mix in all the dry ingredients. (TIP: Taste the mixture once you are done. If it's not minty enough, you can add more extract by the drop but be careful...that stuff is STRONG!)
      3. The mixture should start setting fairly quickly. Divide the mixture equally into four cups. Refrigerate cups for an hour before serving. NOTE: Because you've added protein, the pudding will be a bit firmer than normal pudding (mousse-like).
      4. When serving, top with whipped cream and crushed sugar-free peppermint pieces for garnish, if desired.
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