Sunday, January 22, 2012

Nutella Pudding!

I've had a bit of an odd craving for pudding lately. In a fit of creative daring today, I decided to attempt a Nutella pudding from scratch. As everyone knows, Nutella is the eighth wonder of the world, and it seems only fitting to combine it with all other concoctions of chocolatey goodness. (A Nutella hot chocolate recipe can be found here). So, here goes nothing!

Nutella Pudding

1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups whole milk (if you don't have whole milk, add a bit of cream or half-and-half to your milk)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons Nutella

1. In a microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the ingredients, adding the milk last. Make sure there are no clumps of dry ingredients or Nutella at the bottom of the bowl.
2. Cook in the microwave for 3 minutes on high. Take it out, stir it, and then continue cooking at 1-minute intervals, stirring in between. The pudding should be thick and shiny after about two or three minutes. 
3. Pour into small cups or bowls. Careful, it will be very hot! If you don't like a skin to form on your pudding, cover it with plastic wrap before refrigerating it. The skin is my personal favorite part of puddings, so I just stuck it in the fridge as it was.
4. Serve once cooled with homemade whipped cream and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. This looks so incredibly delicious. I must make it some time! Now, to acquire some Nutella...:)

    - Samantha