Quick, simple, and EASY homemade chocolate pudding is so good you'll NEVER buy the pudding pots again. I promise! This can be made vegan simply by replacing dairy milk with nondairy. I suggest coconut milk for a good rich flavor or almond milk for something a little more light.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4 servings
2 cups milk
100g or 3.5 ounces dark chocolate
3 tablespoons sugar - you can use no sugar or you can use more, up to you!
1 tablespoon potato starch + 1 tablespoon water mixed together
optional: salt and thick sugar for the toppings
Over medium high heat add your sugar and chocolate pieces into a pan. Make sure you break up the chocolate bar for quicker melting. Stir constantly with a whisk so it does not burn. Continue until all the sugar is dissolved and you don't hear "crunching" anymore.
Slowly add in your milk, if it looks ugly don't worry. As the chocolate remelts it'll come together. Once it's all melted try your mixture. If you need to add more sugar now is the time to do it!
When you have it sweetened to your liking and all the chocolate is mixed with the milk add in your starch a little at a time. If you add it all at once you might cause lumps.
Keep in mind that if you are eating this hot you might need to add extra starch. If you are going to chill in the fridge the mixture will firm up so don't over thicken it.
Divide the mixture into however many servings you want, you can make 4 good portions with this recipe.
If you want to add the sugar and salt do that now. A little goes a long way with this so be careful.
Chill in the fridge until firm and cold. This will take around 4 hours. Enjoy!
-If you are making this vegan or nondairy make sure the chocolate bar you used does not contain milk. -Try to use at least 75% dark chocolate, I used 90% cocoa by Lindt. -You can use cornstarch or tapioca instead of potato starch. -Pro tip; use martini or wine glasses to make the pudding more elegant!
So today I did some grocery shopping and wanted to share it with you guys. I did not shoot a grocery haul video for my produce purchases this week, however, I did want to share my “staples” haul. What do I mean by “staples haul”? Well, these things are dry goods like grain, beans, pastas, etc. That you can stock up on. When you read this list please keep in mind this is a 4 or more week stock of these supplies, some of them will last 2 months or more, so it just depends.
My total for this haul was $129.68 and it was split between two places, here is the breakdown of each place.
3 bags of brown rice fusilli pasta,organic, $1.99 ea
3 half gallons of TJ almond milk, $2.99 ea
1 half gallon of TJ coconut milk, $2.99 ea
1 19 ounce package organic TJ tofu, $1.69 ea
1 box TJ Joe O’s (like Cheerios) $2.99 ea
1 bottle of organic ketchup $1.99
2 bags of corn spaghetti, $1.39 ea
1 box of TJ bran cereal $1.99 ea
1 HUGE cucumber ,organic 79Â¢ ea
1 16oz bag frozen kale, $1.79ea
1 160z bag frozen strawberries $1.69 ea
1 16oz jar raw unsalted almond butter $4.99 ea
1 bag brown rice spaghetti pasta ,organic $1.99 ea
1 bag whole wheat fusilli pasta ,organic $1.39 ea
1 160z bag organic seedless raisins, $2.99 ea
total spent: $45.00 even
4.75lbs organic spelt berries, $9.45
1.92lb organic buckwheat groats, $5.16
3.10lb organic hard white wheat berries, $3.69
2.15lb organic old fashion thick cut oats, $2.99
.02lbs (2 small pieces) ginger chew candy, 12Â¢ (whenever Daniel and myself go to Whole Foods we get these ginger chews in the bulk bin, 1 each, its always a nice treat!)
.72lb organic wheat bran, $1.00
1.66lb organic garbanzo/chick peas $4.47
7.01lb organic steel cut oats, $9.74
1.97lb organic rye berries, $2.34
1.03lb organic hulled millet $1.74
1 bag unsalted corn chips $2.99
1 32oz bottle organic maple syrup, $19.99 (my big spender item, in a couple months when I need more I’m going to try the TJ brand)
.33lb olives, $3.63
.47lb wasabi peas, $2.35
4 1lb bag non-gmo corn, $1.29 ea
1 1lb bag non-gmo peas, $1.29 ea
1 bag Daiya shredded pepper jack cheese, $4.69 ea
1 large organic French baguette , $1.99 ea
.29lb organic wild rice, $1.74
.25 organic raw wheat germ 25Â¢
-10Â¢ for bag refund
Total spent: $84.68
(click link to show recipe, first is whole foods, second is trader joes, keep in mind my card information has been blocked out)