Photo: Roberto Caruso
Delight your little goblins and ghouls with this rich and creamy ghosty treat. It's your mom's classic cornstarch pudding with a twist.
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup hot-chocolate powder
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/8 tsp salt
3 cups 2% milk
56 g unsweetened chocolate, (about 2 squares), chopped
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups 35% cream
2 tbsp granulated sugar
12 mini chocolate chips
In a large saucepan over medium, combine pudding ingredients. Bring to boil, whisking frequently. Simmer, whisking constantly, until pudding thickens, 1 to 2 min. Scrape into a bowl and apply plastic wrap directly to pudding surface to prevent skin from forming. Refrigerate at least 1 hr.
Divide pudding among cups.
In a large bowl, beat cream using an electric mixer on medium-high until soft peaks form, about 2 min. Sprinkle sugar overtop, then continue beating for 1 min. Scrape cream into a piping bag fitted with a large #7 round tip. Pipe swirls on top of pudding. Place chocolate chip “eyes” on whipped cream. Serve immediately.
Originally published in the Today's Parent October 2014 issue.
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