Nothing says “I love you” like some homemade milk chocolate pudding!!! I whipped together this special treat for Valentine’s Day in only 15 minutes and topped it with some fresh whipped cream. So easy and so deliciously chocolate. The key to this pudding is to use high quality chocolate (thank you Ghiradelli!).
Happy Valentine’s Day!
So this recipe is super easy. For the dry ingredients: 2 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 TBS sugar, 2 TBS cornstarch, and a pinch of salt. Whisk together.
Take 1 1/2 cups of whole milk and 1/2 cup heavy cream and…
Gradually whisk into dry ingredients.
Place over medium high heat and whisk away.
Once the mixture starts boiling, whisk for 2 minutes. Then remove from heat.
Mix in the chopped chocolate and a little vanilla.
It will be like a thick soup. Pour into bowl and cover with wax paper (directly on the pudding) or plastic wrap until cool. It will firm up a little so mix with a fork to loosen and it give it that creamy, pudding texture.
Top with whipped cream. Take a cup of heavy whipping cream and add a couple of heaving spoonfuls of confectioners sugar and mix with hand mixer to create desired texture.
I think this would be great with a combo of milk and semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate to make it more rich.
MILK CHOCOLATE PUDDING
2 TBS Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2 TBS Cornstarch
2 TBS Sugar
Pinch of Salt
1 1/2 Cups of Whole Milk
1/2 Heavy Cream
4oz Milk Chocolate, chopped
1 Tsp Vanilla
1. Whisk cocoa powder, cornstarch, sugar, and pinch of salt in medium size pot. Gradually whisk in milk and cream.
2. Place pot over medium high heat and consistently whisk. Once mixture starts boiling, continue whisking for 2 minutes.
3. Remove from heat, add the chopped chocolate and vanilla. Pour into bowl, place wax paper or plastic wrap directly on surface of pudding (to avoid a skin to form) and chill until cool (about 2 hrs).