Recipes and Cooking Rich and Creamy Chocolate Pudding Espresso enhances the rich chocolaty flavor of this luscious pudding. Banana slices and crystallized ginger make a pretty topper. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on September 1, 2009 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 30 mins Chill Time: 2 hrs Total Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ¼ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup packed brown sugar ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tablespoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder or instant coffee crystals 2 cup fat-free milk 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 banana, sliced (optional) 1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger (optional) Directions 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. 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. 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 217 Calories 5g Fat 39g Carbs 7g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 217 % Daily Value * Total Fat 5g 6% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 63mg 21% Sodium 95mg 4% Total Carbohydrate 39g 14% Total Sugars 33g Protein 7g Calcium 181.7mg 14% Iron 1.1mg 6% Potassium 321mg 7% Folate, total 12.1mcg Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.