A few days ago, my son asked me to make him chocolate pudding. He never comes out and asks me to make him anything so I happily obliged. The thing is, I have never made pudding before. Or ever eaten it for that matter. Turns out, it is really easy to make and delicious to boot. And a huge hit with the 6 and under crowd. I used milk chocolate to make this and I used Guittard chocolate. I know that it is important to use quality ingredients, and in this case, it is really important as the chocolate is the star of the show. I am sure that it will taste good with regular chocolate chips, but when you use a quality chocolate it will blow you away.
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
4 ounces milk chocolate chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla
whipped cream for garnish
In a saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cocoa powder.
Add the milk and the cream and whisk. Cook the mixture over medium high heat whisking constantly.
When the mixture comes to a boil, let it boil for 2 minutes. The mixture will become really thick. Take it off the heat.
Put the chocolate chips in the bottom of a large bowl. Set out 6 ramekins.
Pour the chocolate mixture over the chips.
Add the vanilla. Whisk constantly until the chocolate has melted.
Pour the pudding into the ramekins.
Cover the tops of the pudding with plastic wrap or wax paper. Put the plastic wrap directly on the pudding to avoid getting a skin. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours before you serve the chocolate pudding.
This plastic wrap is the best out there. It doesn’t bunch up and rip like normal plastic wrap. I love it.
Top with a little whipped cream and you will have some seriously happy campers.
See, I told you so. Aren’t my boys super cute? Make some chocolate pudding with your babes and have some fun in the kitchen together.