Chocolate-Hazelnut Pudding Recipe

Chocolate-Hazelnut Pudding Recipe
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Chocolate-Hazelnut Pudding
Jess Kapadia

Chocolate-Hazelnut Pudding

The addition of Nutella to this creamy, homemade chocolate pudding adds a rich flavor boost to a beloved classic.  Best of all, it doesn’t come from a box and tastes much, much better than its shelf-stable kin — the snack pack. Be creative with your garnish, almost any dessert you can crush, crumble or dollop will add a fantastic final touch sure to delight anyone, from toddlers to dinner party guests.             

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

Bring milk to a simmer in a medium saucepan, then gradually add the sugar and cornstarch, whisking constantly until the milk thickens, about 3 minutes. 

Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate, Nutella, butter and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Divide among 6 ramekins or other small containers and press a layer of plastic wrap down on the surface of each to prevent a skin from forming. 

Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.