High Protein Pudding

This High Protein Pudding is made with a simple, protein packed ingredients for a cleaner alternative to sugary, high-fat desserts! This chocolate parfait is the perfect mixture of sweet and silky to satisfy your sweet tooth without derailing your diet.

Protein pudding layered with strawberries and whipped cream

Chocolate Parfait with Protein

You don’t have to miss out on good food, even when you’re trying to live a healthier lifestyle. This protein pudding recipe offers over 12 grams of protein and a fraction of the sugar found in typical desserts. It’s good enough to eat it alone, or it can be layered with strawberries and whipped cream for the full chocolate parfait experience.

These chocolate protein pudding cups take two minutes of whisking and 5 minutes of setting, that’s it. A healthy chocolate recipe with minimal effort!

Other sweet treats to sneak into your healthy lifestyle are this Strawberry Pina Colada Protein Shaved Ice Cream and my Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Protein Shake in addition to your protein chocolate pudding.

Top view of protein pudding recipe with a spoonful taken out of it

Why You’ll Love This High Protein Pudding

  • Healthy – High in protein, low in carbs, and easy to tweak to your preferences! There’s a way to fit this high protein pudding into almost any lifestyle.
  • Easy – The pudding itself only requires 2 ingredients! From there, just add strawberries and whipped cream for a full protein pudding parfait.
  • Delicious – You can never go wrong with chocolate pudding, especially when you add toppings to the mix.
Premier Protein is used to make protein chocolate pudding

How to Make This Protein Pudding Recipe

Make the Protein Chocolate Pudding

Whisk together your pre-mixed protein shake (I love Premier Protein shakes) and the box of chocolate pudding for 2 minutes. Allow your protein chocolate pudding to set for at least 5 minutes.

Side view of a chocolate parfait layered with strawberries and whipped cream

Assemble Parfaits

Spoon the chocolate pudding into shot glasses or pudding cups. Enjoy by itself, or layer with your fruit of choice (I recommend strawberries!)

You can also choose to top with whipped cream to finish out the parfait, or omit to further decrease the sugar content.

High Protein Pudding Frequently Asked Questions

Top view of 3 high protein pudding parfaits

Do I Have to Use Premier Protein Shakes?

Absolutely not. I simply recommend them because you can buy them in bulk from stores such as Costco, and I like that they don’t have an aftertaste. This protein pudding recipe would work with any pre-made protein shake.

Do I Have to Use A Vanilla Protein Shake to Make This Pudding?

Not necessarily. I like using the vanilla because it complements the chocolate pudding mix well and doesn’t mix two competing chocolate flavors together. You could use a chocolate shake for a double-chocolate pudding, or experiment with other flavors. Let us know how it goes if you try something new!

Top view of 3 protein pudding parfaits

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Two ingredients make up this chocolate protein pudding, make it a parfait and a healthy dessert by adding strawberries and homemade whipped cream.
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Chocolate Protein Pudding Parfaits

This Chocolate Parfait is made with a simple, high protein pudding for a cleaner alternative to sugary, high-fat desserts!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate protein pudding, protein desserts, protein pudding
Prep Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 137kcal



  • Whisk Premier Protein and pudding mix for 2 minutes, let set for 5 minutes. 
  • Pour into glasses or pudding bowls, and layer with fruit. Top with whip cream (I quickly whipped up mine in the Vitamix), more fruit, and any garnish of your choosing.


Serving: 1pudding cup (no whip or strawberries) | Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 698mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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29 comments on “High Protein Pudding”

  1. 5 stars
    Those look so good! I love that added protein you’ve got going on there. Tasty and healthy is my favorite combo!

  2. I never knew that you could make a pudding with protein. I am definitely going to try this because I am looking for ways to supplement my protein.

  3. 5 stars
    Chocolate pudding is one of my favorite desserts. I love that you made this with a Premier Protein shake.

  4. What a great way to add protein into your diet than with a dessert! Chocolate pudding is my fav, I’m definitely making this!

  5. I am always looking for ways to get more protein into my diet. These chocolate protein pudding parfaits look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some for dessert this weekend.

  6. We use Premier Protein supplements in our house all the time. They make great after workout shakes! I’ll have to try adding protein with this recipe also.

  7. This is such a good way to sweeten up my protein! I love the Premier Protein products. I have been finding them on sale lately. Hooray!

  8. This looks so good, it’s hard to believe it’s good for you! But, LOVE the idea of adding protein. 🙂

  9. Ok, these look spectacular! I think I am going to make these with my banana protein drinks.

  10. I never thought of using a protein shake in place of milk when making pudding. You are a genius. That is a great way to add protein to your diet.

  11. This parfait looks so good. I am looking for ways to add more protein to my diet so I stay fuller longer.

  12. You had me at Chocolate! I like the fact that this one has some healthy protein in it. I wouldn’t mind my daughters eating it.

    • What’s awesome too is that it’s so filling. One serving lasted my son two meals! He told me he had to stop and save it for later: winning!

  13. What a great way to sneak in some extra protein. Chocolate pudding is one of my faves.

  14. I never thought to put a premiere protein drink into pudding. We drink them daily so this will be a good way to mix it up a bit.

  15. Oh man, does that ever look delicious! I’ve never heard of Premier Protein but I’m definitely going to look for it and first thing I’ll make are these parfaits.

  16. Dessert is my favorite meal of the day! I love that there are ways to tweak recipes so you can still enjoy them while maintaining health. Loving this protein-rich pudding.

  17. Such beautiful desserts! They would be great for dinner parties!

  18. If two minutes of whisking and 5 minutes of setting isn’t a good enough reason then just how delicious these look is a good reason to make them. So glad you share with us at Merry Monday. I like easy recipes.

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