Jonny’s Fudgy Chocolate Antioxidant Pudding

  • Yield 4-6 servings

Lighter on the sugar and higher on the protein, it’s also waaaay richer than the stuff that comes in the box!

Ingredients

1 cup light coconut milk, divided
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons brown sugar or Sucanat
1/4 high-quality cocoa
3 tablespoons kudzu (or cornstarch, but cook it for a couple of minutes longer to dissipate the starchy taste)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Place 1/2 cup (120 ml) of the coconut milk, the sugars, cocoa, kudzu, cinnamon, and salt in a narrow bowl with high sides and blend with an immersion blender until well mixed and the thickener is dissolved (or use a regular blender). Set aside.
  2. In a medium pan over medium heat, bring the milk and remaining 1/2 cup (120 ml) coconut milk almost to a boil (you will see the steam increasing and tiny bubbles beginning to form). When you see the milk starting to steam, stir the cold mixture and, just before the milk boils, pour the cold mixture into the hot milk in the pan and whisk until it thickens and comes to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the semisweet chocolate and vanilla, let sit for about 30 seconds, then whisk until melted and well incorporated. Pour into 4 to 6 dessert bowls or glasses.
  3. Serve warm or chilled.

Reprinted with permission of Fair Winds Press from 150 Healthiest Comfort Foods on the Planet.

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