SCD Recipe: Dairy-Free Lime Pudding

When I was growing up I used to love making pudding from scratch. It was so easy and so much better than the boxed kind or especially the pre-made in those little plasitc cups. Just a little milke, sugar, vanilla, butter and cornstarch was all that was needed.

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For the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) it’s easy enough to substitute honey for the sugar, but the corn starch was a little more tricky. I found that you can get a nice thick – but not too thick – pudding using eggs to thicken it.

Basically it’s like a soft custard that’s not baked, though to me it tastes much more like regular pudding than custard.

For this recipe I used lime juice, but you could also substitute lemon juice to make lemon pudding instead.

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Dairy-Free Lime Pudding

Course Dessert
Cuisine Paleo, SCD
Keyword dairy-free, gluten free, grain free, scd diet, specific carbohydrate diet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes


  • 1 can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup lime juice (juice of 4 limes) You can substitute lemon juice for lemon pudding instead


  1. Add all ingredients to large mixing bowl, stand mixer bowl, or immersion blender container

  2. Mix on high speed for 1 – 2 minutes until well combined

  3. Pour mixture into medium sauce pan

  4. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring frequently for 10 – 15 minutes or until mixture thickens and thickly coats the back of the spoon

  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool for about five minutes

  6. Pour into ramekins and chill for at least two hours before serving (pudding will thicken more as it cools)

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