0

Double Dark Chocolate Pudding

Double Dark Chocolate Pudding Final I had a chocolate craving yesterday and I didn’t want to bake. {—>shocking, I know. What has become of me?}

Anyways, I came up with the pudding idea because {1} it sounded really good {2} it’s really a fast treat to whip up {3} I had cream on hand and {4} I haven’t posted a pudding recipe yet and {5} it sounded really good.

Now, I love the instant kind just as much as the next Mom but I promise you this stuff is better. Better because you know exactly what goes into this, better because it’s darker, richer and creamier and better because you can look amazing to whoever you serve this too. “That’s right, I made some Double Dark Chocolate Pudding from scratch. Yes, I am amazing. Thank you for noticing.

Don’t be modest.  Just accept the fact that you are now a rock star in the kitchen, take the compliments and move on. Yes, you are that good.

Quick side note: don’t tell your friends how ridiculously easy this is to make because then they’ll want to be rock stars in the kitchen too and we don’t want them stealing our thunder. Be careful to not fall off your chair because my method is all sorts of simple.

Chocolate Pudding 1 Start off by sifting some unsweetened cocoa powder, cornstarch, salt and granulated sugar into a cold saucepan.

Chocolate Pudding 3 Whisk this all together to combine…still in a cold pot.

Chocolate Pudding 4 Now stream in some half & half and milk while whisking to prevent lumpage….yes that’s a word….

Chocolate Pudding 5 Now that you have this frothy well mixed chocolaty liquid {that you’re gonna want to drink}, you can now place this over medium high heat. Keep stirring the whole time!! Again–lumpy pudding= no bueno.

Chocolate Pudding 2 Once the mixture starts steaming but before it’s boiling and thickened, sprinkle in some unsweetened dark chocolate. This is 2 ounces of Scharffen Berger 99% cacao. It’s seriously amazing stuff. VERY chocolaty which is perfect for this!

Chocolate Pudding 7 Keep mixing and cooking until your pudding bubbles up and thickens. I was trying to show that the pudding was thick in this photo, but I’m not sure that you get that from this. So, just take my word for it, m’kay?

Chocolate Pudding 6 Remove pudding from the heat and stir in some vanilla bean paste or plain ol’ vanilla extract.

Chocolate Pudding 8 Now divide this between 4 serving dishes

Chocolate Pudding 9 and cover with plastic wrap. You want it to touch the top of the pudding directly so your pudding doesn’t form a skin. {I’ve decided that desserts shouldn’t have the word skin associated with them in any way whatsoever. Eeww.} Pop these into the fridge to chill….2-ish hours or so.

Chocolate Pudding 10 You’ll know they’re done once the plastic wrap comes off clean. Hello creamy friend!

Double Dark Chocolate Pudding Final 1 Top with some whipped cream and more chocolate and voila! Chocolate heaven!

See, not too hard, huh? And who knew pudding could look classy?

Impress your friends and get your chocolate fix today!! Happy Monday, friends! :)

Print

Double Dark Chocolate Pudding

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch, sifted
1/4 cup 100% cacao unsweetened cocoa powder such as scharffen berger, sifted
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup fat free half & half
1 cup milk
2 oz. chopped unsweetened dark chocolate {99% cacao} such as scharffen berger
1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
whipped cream
chopped dark chocolate for garnish

Directions:

In a small saucepan, whisk sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder and salt together until combined. Slowly stream in half & half and milk, whisking to prevent lumps. Place over medium high heat and whisk until mixture starts to steam. Sprinkle in chopped dark chocolate and continue stirring until it has melted and the pudding has bubbled and thickened. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla bean paste. Pour into 4 servings dishes. Place plastic wrap directly onto pudding and refrigerate until completely chilled, approximately 2 hours. Remove plastic wrap and top with sweetened whipped cream and dark chocolate.

Shares

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

33 Comments

  1. Yeah, skin on anything other than my body is not good. Lol to your skin comments and the plastic wrap :)

    This looks amazing!

    Reply

    Reply
  2. While you may have given reasons why you made this delish pudding… you didnt need to… this gorgeous thing doesnt need a reason to be made… you just have to make it.. simple!! filing it away!!!

    Reply

    Reply
  3. But chocolate skin is still chocolate and I would gobble it all up along with the divine stuff underneath.

    Reply

    Reply
  4. I’ve always been intrigued by what ‘pudding’ is (pudding in the UK is really just another word for dessert) and this looks tastier than I could imagine!

    Reply

    Reply
  5. This looks absolutely delicious! It’s been difficult to find a GOOD pudding recipe but this one looks fairly simple and I can’t wait to give it a try!

    Reply

    Reply
  6. pudding from scratch?! you’re definitely amazing!! this looks like the most decadent and sinful dessert that I’d love to have in my fridge and tummy!

    Reply

    Reply
  7. Yum! Chocolate pudding on its own is good, but when you turn it into double dark chocolate pudding? Yes please!

    Reply

    Reply
  8. Wow. This looks simply amazing. I love chocolate!!

    Reply

    Reply
  9. There’s nothing like homemade pudding and my kids think that I do not make it near often enough. Looks divine!

    Reply

    Reply
  10. A: I LOVE chocolate pudding.
    B: I LOVE easy cooking/baking!
    C: I LOVE being a rockstar in the kitchen :)

    Thank you for posting!! Can’t wait to try this. It will most certainly make my chocolate cream pie even more fabulous.
    p.s. beautiful photos as always

    Reply

    Reply
  11. I am going to make this for my family.

    Reply

    Reply
  12. Pudding is just an incredible treat, warm or hot! Do you think almond milk would work for the 1 cup milk?

    Reply

    Reply
  13. ‘Tis fabulous, Lauren!

    My mother has been making this my entire life (probably longer), but we use it as the filling for our chocolate pies. It’s heavenly, but I usually burn myself trying to lick the pot – LOL

    When made as vanilla or banana, makes a superb pudding for banana pudding, or anything else that needs pudding. Very quick and simple!

    Reply

    Reply
  14. Ummm I need this! because it’s Monday, I’m grouchy, and I just neeeeed chocolate!

    Reply

    Reply
  15. I LOVE chocolate pudding – although I’ll admit that the skin is my favorite part… so I’ll just skip that last step! Looks delicious!

    Reply

    Reply
  16. Ummm

    1. I love you.

    2. I could eat 20 bowls.

    Reply

    Reply
  17. Your double dark chocolate pudding looks flavorful and delicious. I love all the dark chocolate in the recipe and the whipped cream with shaved chocolate on top really seals the deal!

    Reply

    Reply
  18. I am guessing that you could make this with 2 cups whole milk instead of the fat free half and half. Maybe it would not be as rich, but…still probably yummy. I love pudding! What do you think?

    Reply

    Reply
  19. This looks so simple and yummy. I love it!

    Reply

    Reply
  20. Now you have gone and done it…. thought I was going to get through this week without making a chocolate pudding; not going to happen now. Well, actually I guess I will since it is going on midnight (no Super Moon tonight; too cloudy) but tomorrow directly after Church I believe it will happen. Will be a great beginning to the week. Thank you!

    Reply

    Reply
  21. i love you! i find you totally entertaining. i might not make all your recipes, especially right now since i do not have a kitchen due to major construction, but i laugh out loud when i read your blog. keep it up please. love you!!!

    Reply

    Reply
  22. You didn’t! I usually pick vanilla over chocolate if given the choice, except for candy bars of course, but this I think I have to make.

    Reply

    Reply
  23. i have yet to make my own pudding but it looks so easy! love the super dark chocolate, too.

    Reply

    Reply
  24. This pudding is both decadent and delicious. I used 2% milk to replace the half and half and was very pleased with the result. Thanks, Lauren, this one’s a keeper. It beats the heck out of the boxed stuff!

    Reply

    Reply

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Lauren's Latest » Orange & Hoisin Glazed Pork Medallions with Pineapple Fried Brown Rice - [...] and mushrooms are at the tops of my list lately. Oh and chocolate too. [...]

Pin It on Pinterest