This is one of my go to desserts. One, everyone loves chocolate pudding, there’s just something about pudding that takes you back to childhood, two, I usually always have all the ingredients for it, three one pan, 5 ingredients for the pudding, and 3 ingredients for the whip cream plus it’s easy. It’s a little time-consuming, because you have to stir it while it comes to a boil, but it’s so much better than the box, not that I’m opposed to the box pudding, I use it all the time when I make cakes, but for chocolate pudding, from scratch is the way to go.
In a medium pan add cocoa, sugar and corn starch, mix well with a whisk, then drizzle in milk, (I used almond milk in this batch cause it’s what I had and no one noticed anything different with the taste or the texture, so if that’s what you got, use it!) whisking until it’s well combined.
Cook over medium heat, whisking the whole time until it comes up to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, remove from heat, stir in butter and allow it to cool on the counter for 5 to 10 minutes, then ladle into jars or into a bowl
When it’s cool, make the whip cream by whipping heavy cream, sugar and vanilla.
This is a little thing I did this year, I always make my own vanilla, and this year with some of the vanilla pods, I put them into sugar, so I have vanilla sugar, and it’s very good! Instead of sugar and vanilla, I just use this to sweeten the whip cream.
Chocolate Pudding with Whip Cream
4 cups of milk, whole or almond
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup of sugar
1/4 cup corn starch
2 TBSP butter
In a pot combine cocoa, sugar and corn starch, whisking until completely combined, slowly drizzle in milk, whisking as you drizzle. Mix until it’s completely mixed together. Turn heat on medium and whisk as it cooks, when it starts to boil, boil for 2 minutes, remove from heat and stir in butter.
Let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes, then pour in a bowl or into jars.
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
2 TBSP sugar
1 tsp. of vanilla
In a bowl, whip cream until very thick, then add sugar and vanilla and mix until combined. Top cooled puddings.