This simple recipe for dee-lish chocolate pudding came from Ellie Krieger who never disappoints me. She titled it Grandma's Chocolate Pudding. However, since it didn't come from my grandma, I renamed it Velvety Smooth Lowfat Chocolate Pudding because it is all that... lusciously velvety smooth with a reduced fat content compared to traditional pudding recipes that call for egg yolks and butter. Additionally, it is less sweet than other versions... just right.
Velvety Smooth Lowfat Chocolate Pudding
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tbsp cornstarch
2 cups 1% lowfat milk (I used whole milk.)
1 ounce dark (60-70%) chocolate, finely chopped
whipped cream, optional
In a medium saucepan or double boiler, whisk sugar, cocoa, and cornstarch. Gradually add the milk, whisking until smooth. Continue whisking until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil, about 6 minutes. Boil for 1 minute. Add the chopped chocolate stirring until melted and smooth. Serve topped with whipped cream, if desired. Makes four ¾-cup servings.