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Creamiest Chocolate Pudding

Yield 6 servings
This recipe earned our Test Kitchens' highest rating. A combination of cocoa powder and dark chocolate offers acidity and flowery notes. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator up to five days. For a pretty presentation, dip mint sprigs in water and gently dredge in sugar; let dry on a wire rack.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup evaporated fat-free milk
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate (60 to 70 percent cocoa), finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh mint sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 194
  • caloriesfromfat 21 %
  • fat 4.6 g
  • satfat 2.7 g
  • monofat 0.9 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 5.9 g
  • carbohydrate 35 g
  • fiber 1.4 g
  • cholesterol 6 mg
  • iron 0.9 mg
  • sodium 175 mg
  • calcium 191 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium, heavy saucepan; stir with a whisk. Gradually add low-fat milk and evaporated milk, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly with a whisk. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 minute or until thick. Remove from heat; add chocolate, stirring until melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour about 2/3 cup pudding into each of 6 (8-ounce) ramekins; cover surface of each serving with plastic wrap. Chill at least 4 hours. Remove plastic wrap; serve. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs, if desired.

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