I love a good no bake recipe. They are usually easy to make and don’t require heating up an oven. And if it’s chocolate, even better! One of my favorite desserts is a decadent custard – rich and creamy with a deep chocolate flavor. I’ve played around with a few recipes and created this Trim Healthy Mama chocolate custard, which is very nice.
But I wanted something even easier, that didn’t require oven baking or a water bath, which can feel like a lot of work (even though it’s really worth it for such a great dessert!).
When I shared that recipe one of my readers alerted me to the idea of a no bake custard. Instead of a water bath, you use very hot liquid to ‘cook’ the eggs. I was intrigued by the idea, decided to try it out, and now I have my favorite custard recipe yet – my Trim Healthy Mama no bake skinny chocolate custard.
Trim Healthy Mama No Bake Skinny Chocolate Custard
When I was first looking at no-bake custard recipes, I came across this recipe from the Pioneer Woman. I loved the idea and realized that it would be simple enough to make a sugar free version. And then I thought, why not try it with skinny chocolate?
Skinny chocolate is a Trim Healthy Mama trademark – a combination of healthy coconut oil with some sugar-free sweetener and cocoa powder.
Basically, it’s a very simple way to create your own sugar-free chocolates without all the non-healthy sugar alternatives available today. Instead, you can use your choice of sweeteners (like xylitol, swerve, or erythritol) to create healthy guilt-free chocolate.
Serves: 4-6 servings
Tools & Equipment
- Measuring cups
- Coffee Grinder
- 1 recipe skinny chocolate
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- pinch of salt
- ½ cup hot liquid (coffee, cream, or both)
These instructions include the breakdown and steps to create the skinny chocolate which create the base of the chocolate custard recipe.
The recipe is easy to follow and simple to make so no matter your baking/cooking skill level you can achieve this recipe.
Start by making the skinny chocolate as this will need time to cool before you move onto your next steps.
Start by scooping out about a 1/2 cup of coconut oil into a glass measuring cup and microwave for about 30-45 seconds until it’s pretty much melted.
While that’s melting, put 1/4 cup of xylitol into a coffee grinder and grind it up until it’s the consistency of powdered sugar. Give it a second to rest before taking the cover off or you’ll find yourself in a cloud of white xylitol (ask me how I know!).
Then, add the xylitol to the coconut oil. And, if you like things a bit sweeter, add a scoop or two of stevia.
Make sure you have really mixed the xylitol and stevia in well with the coconut oil as you don’t want it to be gritty or clumpy.
After those are mixed well, add 1/2 cup cocoa powder and stir until everything is dissolved.
Give it a lick and see how it tastes. Too bitter? Add a bit more xylitol.
Let your skinny chocolate cool slightly before adding any of the other ingredients.
This will make sure that the eggs aren’t cooked and so will mix together better. If your mixture is too hot it will cook your eggs and could disturb the overall taste and texture of your custard.
Once your skinny chocolate has cooled slightly place the mixture, pinch of salt and both eggs in a blender.
Blend well together until fully combined.
Turn the blender on with the pour spout open, and slowly add the hot liquid, blending well.
Make sure you pour in the hot liquid carefully and slowly to avoid any hot drops splashing back out and onto your clothing (especially if you are using coffee as this will stain your clothes)
Pour your mixture into 4-6 small ramekins, glass jars or into a larger container if you only have a big contianer.
This will just help with portion control but you can always use a spoon or ice cream scoop to get some of the chocolate custard from the larger container.
Place on a try and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the erfrigerator and chill for 2 hours.
Remove from the refrigerator and enjoy!
If you are using a larger container make sure you recover and store in the refrigerator until you next use some.