Ohhhhh wintery winter... when will you go away??? That's what goes through my mind lately. All the years I've been in the US, this is the worst in terms of snow accumulation. It feels like you finish shoveling, then more comes down! But hey, at least every day that passes, we are one step closer to spring :)
And with all this snow on the ground, it's hard to do a spur-of-the-moment run to the grocery store/restaurant when a craving hits... so I guess if I can't BUY it, I may as well MAKE it (which is probably better in the long run anyways). The latest craving was chocolate pudding. It just sounded so nice! Plus I saw a picture of chocolate pudding on Pinterest. Didn't end up using that recipe, but instead Googled some options and settled on trying this recipe from Hershey's website.
How it turned out? Very rich and creamy, very chocolaty - just overall wonderful!
And to join forces with Mother Nature, if I can't beat this snow, might as well use it to my advantage :)
PS: This is how I eat my chocolate pudding - a little pudding, with a LOT of whipped cream! :)
About 6 servings (at my house at least)
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 3 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2-1/4 cup whole milk
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Whipped topping (optional, but HIGHLY recommended)
- In a medium saucepan, stir together sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually stir in milk.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils; boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Pour into individual dessert dishes. To avoid a skin from forming on top, press plastic wrap directly onto surface; serve warm or refrigerate at least 2 hours. Garnish with whipped topping, if desired. 4 to 5 servings.
Original recipe from Hershey's