Low-Fat Chocolate Pudding

Low-Fat Chocolate Pudding
Staff Writer
Low-Fat Chocolate Pudding

Jacqueline Whitehart

This healthy dessert is ideal for when you are in need of a chocolate pick-me-up. 

Ready in
10 m
4
Servings
217
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups whole milk
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 Cup superfine sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Heat the milk and butter together in a medium-sized saucepan over a gentle heat until the butter has melted. Set aside 4 teaspoons of sugar and stir the rest into the pan until dissolved. 

Meanwhile, place the cocoa, cornstarch, and 2 tablespoons water ina  small bowl and stir well to make a smooth paste. 

Pour the paste gradually into the saucepan, whisking constantly. Continue to whisk while you increase the heat to high and cook until thick and bubbly, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. 

Spoon the mixture into 4 ramekins or small glasses and sprinkle a teaspoon of the reserved sugar over each one (this prevents a skin from forming). Leave to cool, then cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for about 4 hours until set. 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
11%
Sugar
30g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
22%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Protein
4g
9%
Carbs
35g
12%
Vitamin A
80µg
9%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
9.3%
Vitamin D
2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.2mg
0.9%
Vitamin K
0.7µg
0.9%
Calcium
143mg
14%
Fiber
1g
4%
Folate (food)
7µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
7µg
2%
Iron
0.4mg
2.5%
Magnesium
26mg
6%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.2mg
0.9%
Phosphorus
124mg
18%
Polyunsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Potassium
205mg
6%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.9%
Sodium
54mg
2%
Sugars, added
24g
N/A
Trans
0.1g
N/A
Zinc
0.6mg
4.3%