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Chocolate Pudding

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
Use a good-quality bittersweet or semisweet chocolate bar.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups fat-free milk, divided
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

Nutrition Information

  • calories 246
  • caloriesfromfat 35 %
  • fat 9.6 g
  • satfat 5.6 g
  • monofat 3.5 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 6.4 g
  • carbohydrate 35.8 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 157 mg
  • calcium 150 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place 2 cups milk in a medium, heavy saucepan; bring to a boil. Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Combine remaining 1/2 cup milk and egg yolks, stirring well with a whisk. Add egg yolk mixture to sugar mixture, stirring well. Gradually add half of hot milk to egg yolk mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Return milk mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 minute or until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add butter, vanilla, and chocolate, stirring until melted.

  2. Spoon pudding into a bowl. Place bowl in a large ice-filled bowl for 15 minutes or until pudding is cool, stirring occasionally. Cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap; chill.