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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Guilt Free Dark Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate pudding is a creamy, decadent indulgence that has the ability to satisfy a person's every need and craving.
I remember the little chocolate pudding pots that myself and many other kids would eat at school, packed in our back packs by our mothers as part of a balanced lunch box.

Then of course, there are the uncountable chocolate puddings and mousses that have found their ways onto various restaurant menus. 

Both are essentially the same. Pots of "feel good" chocolate served in a creamy, mouth coating, comforting sort of way. 

However, not all puddings are alike. And my version is one that you do not need to feel guilty about eating.  This recipe is for a delicious, creamy chocolate pudding without the guilt.  And, even better? It is so easy to make, that you could whip this up at any time of the week. Double or triple the recipe, and keep it in the fridge for those times when you need a little comforting.

Guilt Free Dark Chocolate Pudding
Makes 4 portions (about 1/2 cup each)

1/4 cup White Sugar
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
3 tbsp Cornstarch
1/4 tsp Salt
2 1/2 cups Skim Milk
1 Egg Yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract

In a medium sauce pan, combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt. Whisk in the milk and the egg yolk. Heat gently over medium-low heat, whisking continuously until the mixture thickens. This should take 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla. Spoon the pudding into serving containers then place in the fridge until cool, about 1-2 hours. To serve, you can top with a piece of chocolate, grated chocolate or a dollop of whipped cream


  1. Fantastic! This will fit in nicely with my current low fat eating! Thanks again, Heather!

  2. Looks like a great, low fat version of chocolate pudding!

  3. Great recipe! We easily forget that many of our calories come from the added ingredients to chocolate treats and blame the chocolate. Here you've done wonderfully but focusing on the flavor I think you should and not burying it under other flavors.