Mexican Chocolate Pudding
We set out to discover how to arrive at rich chocolate flavor and creamy texture while reducing the fat as much as possible.
Why This Recipe Works
Chocolate pudding recipes are a classic Americana. But traditional recipes’ high fat and sugar content are unappetizing, while low-fat chocolate pudding recipes fail to make the cut. We wanted our low-fat Mexican Chocolate Pudding recipe to feature rich chocolate flavor and a thick, creamy texture—and many fewer calories than traditional recipes. We found that a blend of bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder reduced the fat level and maximized our pudding’s flavor, while cooking the chocolate from the start—rather than stirring it in at the end—intensified the chocolate’s flavors. We also found that whole milk thickened with cornstarch came close to approximating the heavy cream used in most chocolate pudding recipes.