With Valentine’s Day this week-end I thought it would be a great time to post this Chocolate Pudding for Two Recipe. This is a simple recipe to prepare but you have to allow enough time for it to cool. I used whole milk in this recipe, but you can convert it into a low fat recipe by using 2% milk.
If you’re looking for a good desert dish to go with your Valentine’s Day dinner give this homemade Chocolate Pudding recipe a try; you and you guest will love it; enjoy!
- 1 ounce bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
- 1 tablespoon cocoa
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- ¼ cup sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1 ¼ cups whole milk (or 2% for lower fat)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- in a medium sauce pan mix together the milk, cornstarch, cocoa, salt and sugar.
- Melt the chocolate in a microwave, or double boiler. Set aside to cool slightly.
- Whisk the chocolate into the milk mixture, bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat to low, and continue cooking, mixing with a rubber heat proof spatula, or wooden spoon, scraping the edge of the pan to incorporate all the ingredients. Cook for 2 minutes – mixture will be thick on glossy.
- Remove from heat and mix in the vanilla. Pour the pudding mixture into a heat proof bowl though a fine strainer, pressing lightly with a spatula to eliminate any solid materials; discard solids. Cover the pudding directly on top with plastic wrap to keep skin from forming on top of the pudding.
- Cool for at least 4 hours before serving; will keep for 2 days.
Adapted from Cooks Country