Friday, February 1, 2013

Amazing Chocolate-Coconut Pudding

This recipe is absolutely amazing!   It's good enough to serve after a holiday meal and easy enough to make on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

1 cup unsweetened light coconut milk
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup packed brown sugar (replace with honey or maple syrup for a healthier version)
4 ounces semisweet chocolate chips or block chopped
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut toasted

1) In a bowl whisk together coconut milk, cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt - set aside

2) In a medium saucepan combine almond milk, brown sugar and granulated sugar.  Cook and stir over medium heat just until boiling.  Add coconut milk mixture from step 1.  Cook and stir just until the mixture returns to boiling.  Immeditely redcue heat to low; cook and stir for 2 minutes more.  Remove from heat.  Add chocolate, let stand for 30 seconds.  Add cocounut extract and stir until smooth.

Serve warm or chilled and top with toasted coconut.

I also topped mine off with a little extra coconut milk.  It made it a little runny, but it was absolutely delicious.