Homemade pudding is easy to make and the taste is leaps beyond any store-bought brand. This version uses cocoa powder and melted semisweet or bittersweet chocolate delivers a rich, silky smooth, deep chocolate punch! The pudding can be covered and refrigerated up to 4 days.
2 1/4 cups whole milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. cornstarch
3 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 large egg
2 large egg yolks
4 oz. semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (finely chopped)
2 Tbs. unsalted butter (cut into pieces)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Whipped cream, for serving
1. In a medium saucepan, combine 2 cups milk, 1/4 cup sugar and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking until the sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk the cornstarch, cocoa powder and remaining 1/4 cup of sugar until blended. Whisk this mixture into the hot milk in the saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer, whisking constantly, until the pudding is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 2 minutes.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk the whole egg with the egg yolks. Gradually whisk about 1 cup of the hot cocoa pudding into the eggs until well blended, then scrape the pudding back into the saucepan. Cook the pudding over medium heat, whisking constantly, until it just comes to a boil, about 2 minutes.
4. Pour the pudding into a heatproof bowl. Melt the chocolate with the butter, vanilla and remaining 1/4 cup of milk, stirring until smooth. Add to the pudding and stir until well blended. Transfer the pudding to six 6-ounce ramekins and refrigerate until chilled. (If you’re not in a hurry, press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the pudding in the bowl and refrigerate.) Serve with lightly whipped cream.
- Serving Size: 1 ramekin
- Calories: 319
- Sugar: 32.6g
- Sodium: 155.2mg
- Fat: 17.4g
- Carbohydrates: 38.7g
- Protein: 6.5g
- Cholesterol: 119.4mg
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