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Mocha Pudding

Randy Mayor
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup pudding and 1 teaspoon shavings)

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon Kahlúa (coffee-flavored liqueur)
  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate shavings

Nutrition Information

  • calories 173
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 5.6 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • monofat 1.5 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 3.8 g
  • carbohydrate 26.9 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • cholesterol 78 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 155 mg
  • calcium 124 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place the milk in a medium, heavy saucepan; bring to a boil. Combine sugar, cornstarch, coffee, and salt in a large bowl, stirring well. Combine half-and-half and egg yolks. Stir egg yolk mixture into sugar mixture. Gradually add half of hot milk mixture to sugar mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Return hot milk mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 minute or until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and liqueur.

  2. Spoon pudding into a bowl. Place bowl in a large ice-filled bowl for 15 minutes or until pudding is cool, stirring occasionally.

  3. Cover the surface of the pudding with plastic wrap; chill. Sprinkle each of the servings with 1 teaspoon dark chocolate shavings.