Want to feel like a domestic superhero? Make yourself some homemade pudding. It's as simple as it gets for something that sounds so extravagant, and it's easy to customize to fit your mood. Add it to a pie shell, or mini tart crusts, or maybe put it in a martini glass with homemade whipped cream and a cherry on top, or maybe you just want to eat it right from the bowl with some chocolate cookies as a scoop. You deserve it. After all, you did just make chocolate pudding from scratch.
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a medium bowl stir together the cocoa powder, cornstarch, sugar, salt, and eggs. Set aside.
In a saucepan, heat the milk and cream until it's just starting to bubble around the edges.
Whisk the milk into the cocoa powder mixture until well combined.
Return the mixture to the saucepan, add the chocolate chips and vanilla, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly until very thick. About 4 minutes.
Allow to cool slightly and then pour into a storage container. Press plastic wrap or wax paper onto the surface to prevent a skin from forming at the top. Transfer to serving dishes prior to serving.
Make it your own with flavored chocolate! Replace the chocolate chips with your favorite bar. Try an orange chocolate, raspberry chocolate, mint chocolate or even a chili chocolate if you're feeling spicy!