Belgium is often thought of for their amazing chocolate; this pudding is a healthier twist on a traditional Belgian treat. It is the perfect dessert for those who require additional calcium, such as the elderly and children.  It is also a good source of iron.

Serves:  4 (mini desserts)

Dietary: egg-free, vegetarian, nut-free, soya, gluten-free, sesame-free,

Contains: Milk (skimmed milk, ricotta cheese)

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: N/A



4 Tbsp (60 ml) skimmed milk
17 squares (60 g) dark chocolate (85% + Cocoa)
4 Tbsp (60 g) ricotta cheese (7% fat)
16 (65 g) raspberries



  1. Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave.
  2. Mix in the milk slowly, stirring constantly, until it forms a creamy mixture.
  3. Fold in the ricotta cheese.
  4. Using a handheld blender and blend for 1 minute.
  5. Chill for at least 30 mins.
  6. Serve with fresh fruit, such as raspberries.


This recipe has been donated by Megan Pointing, Student Dietitian, Winchester University



Per serving:
Total calories: 111 kcal
Fat: 7.4 g
Saturated Fat: 4.6 g
Carbohydrate: 6.7 g
Total sugar: 6.0 g
Fibre: 2.2 g
Protein: 3.0 g
Salt: 0.06 g



  • This recipe contains milk and ricotta cheese, which are good calcium sources.
  • This recipe is low in salt and moderate in fat and sugar.
  • It is a good source of iron, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, and manganese source.



  • Serve with any fresh fruit or sprinkle with chopped nuts or grated chocolate.
  • Milk can be replaced with almond milk.
  • This recipe can be made vegan by replacing the milk and cheese with avocado.


© The Caroline Walker Trust 2022

Checked by Kathy Lewis, R.Nutr.,