Creamy chocolate pudding

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PREP TIME

10 min

TOTAL TIME

15 min

Makes

6 servings

* PLUS chilling time
Creamy chocolate pudding

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Next time the urge for a silky smooth pudding overtakes you, remember this recipe. It's made with cocoa, which has fewer calories than chocolate – only 12 calories per tablespoon.


Ingredients

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 cups milk , preferably 2%
  • 2 tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate , optional
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Whisk egg yolks in a medium-size bowl. In a large saucepan, stir cocoa with cornstarch and salt. Then stir in sugar. Gradually whisk in milk until evenly mixed. Then whisk in orange juice concentrate. Set pan over medium-high heat. Using a wooden spoon, stir constantly just until mixture starts to bubble, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Gradually whisk about 1/2 cup (125 mL) hot cocoa mixture into egg yolks. Then slowly whisk this back into cocoa mixture. Set over medium-low heat. Using a wooden spoon, stir constantly 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour into a serving bowl or 6 custard cups or dessert bowls that will hold about 1/2 cup (125 mL) each. Great warm or refrigerate at least 2 hours and serve chilled. Pudding will keep well, covered and refrigerated, up to 3 days.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 177,
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.1 g,
  • Fat
  • 5.1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 65 mg.