Rich and Creamy Chocolate Pudding

Espresso enhances the rich chocolaty flavor of this luscious pudding. Banana slices and crystallized ginger make a pretty topper.

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Makes:
4 servings
Prep:
30 mins
Chill:
2 hrs
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Rich and Creamy Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons cornstarch
1
teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder or instant coffee crystals
2
cups fat-free milk
1
egg, lightly beaten
1
tablespoon butter
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
banana, sliced (optional)
1
tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger (optional)

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugars, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and espresso powder. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly; reduce heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.
  2. Gradually whisk about 1/2 cup of the hot milk mixture into egg in a medium bowl. Add egg mixture to milk mixture in saucepan, stirring constantly. Return saucepan to heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla.
  3. Place saucepan in a very large bowl half-filled with ice water. Stir pudding constantly for 2 minutes to cool quickly. Transfer to a medium bowl. Cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 2 to 24 hours. To serve, top with sliced banana and/or crystallized ginger. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Rich and Creamy Chocolate Pudding)
    Per serving:
  • 217 kcal cal.,
  • 5 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 63 mg chol.,
  • 95 mg sodium,
  • 39 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 33 g sugar,
  • 7 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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