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Coconut Chocolate Pudding – 101 Cookbooks


This chocolate pudding recipe took some time to get simply proper. It took nearly thirty {dollars} in premium chocolate and plenty of lackluster makes an attempt to return up a model particular sufficient to share with you. Earlier than this there have been bland puddings, runny puddings (yuck), and oddly rubbery ones as effectively. However this model is a keeper.
chocolate pudding in a glass bowl with whipped cream on top


This chocolate pudding is deeply darkish with intense chocolate taste. It’s wealthy, shiny, aromatic, and silky clean. I take advantage of a coconut milk base rather than dairy, and infuse the combination with a whisper of warming spices to provide it a wink of one thing particular, a little bit of sudden magic.

Hitting the Mark

On my journey to the ultimate recipe, I bumped into a variety of issues that wanted to be addressed. I had a pudding in thoughts, and a recreation plan of obtain it. The model in my thoughts was a severe and complex darkish chocolate pudding. I deliberate to make use of a dairy-free coconut milk base, arrowroot could be used because the thickener, non-alkalized cocoa powder (pure, not Dutch processed) could be enlisted, as would semi-sweet chocolate. I am often considerably near the mark when imagining how components will come collectively right into a remaining creation or recipe, however my first try right here was wildly off. The pudding took nearly twelve hours to attain any type of set, and even then it was on the runny aspect.

ingredients for chocolate pudding in a bowl

Troubleshooting

It dawned on me the acidity within the non-alkalized (pure) cocoa powder is perhaps rendering the arrowroot thickener ineffective, so I corrected for that variable and made modifications a bit at a time over the course of 5 batches till I lastly had a chocolate pudding recipe that matched the one in my creativeness. It’s an attractive silky texture shiny triumph.  For those who love a bit of pot of chocolate pudding as a deal with, that is one to attempt. Pictured beneath is the slurry of components that will likely be added to coconut milk over warmth.
ingredients for chocolate pudding mixed together in a bowl

The wonderful thing about making chocolate pudding like this one?  It solely takes a couple of minutes of lively cooking time. So far as substitutions go, if you wish to use common or low-fat milk, give it a go. You should use cornstarch rather than the arrowroot, however it did not ship the graceful shiny texture and sheen that got here with utilizing arrowroot powder. I additionally point out just a few different variables to play with within the recipe head notes.

a bite of chocolate pudding on a spoon with a bit of whipped cream

Variations: Chocolate Pudding

  • Toasted Almond Chocolate Pudding: Swap almond extract as an alternative of vanilla extract. Swap out the toasted coconut for toasted almond slices, and skip the curry powder.

chocolate pudding in a glass bowl with whipped cream and toasted coconut on top

Extra pudding recipes:

  • Glissade Chocolate Pudding: That is my different favourite chocolate pudding. It’s ridiculously wealthy and fantastic. It isn’t like a typical American chocolate pudding, it has no milk, cocoa powder, or cornstarch (or arrowroot). It is extra of a deep, concentrated, darkish chocolate mousse, though when you’re used to chocolate mousse that has whipped cream folded in, it is totally different from that as effectively.
  • Tapioca Pudding: For those who’re looking out for a creamy, scrumptious, vanilla-spiked tapioca pudding recipe, that is it. Impressed by the tapioca fanatics in my household.

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