Mint Chocolate Pudding

Mint Chocolate Pudding

I love pudding.

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Whenever I whip up a box of powdered pudding, I know that I will eat the entire thing in one sitting.  It’s a habit, and it’s unavoidable.

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I also love the perfect combination of mint + chocolate, so when I had the idea to make mint chocolate pudding, I was ecstatic.

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A couple of notes on this recipe:

  1. I like my chocolate DARK, so I only used 1 teaspoon of sweetener.  Most people would probably need at least a tablespoon, if not more.
  2. This recipe is whisky (and a little risky).  If you let it sit for too long without whisking, you will bite into clumps of corn starch.  Yuck!

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Ingredients

5 Servings

  • 5 cups milk (I have only tested this with 2% milk)
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • sweetener to taste (I used about 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar)
  • chocolate chips and whipped cream (for topping, optional)

Direction

  • Whisk milk, cocoa powder, and corn starch in a large pot.
  • Bring to a low boil.  Whisk occasionally to remove clumps.
  • Add peppermint extract.
  • Boil for 3-5 minutes, whisking occasionally.
  • Turn off heat, but leave the pot on the burner, uncovered.  Whisk in sweetener.
  • The pudding will thicken as it cools.  Continue to whisk occasionally so that lumps do not form.  I let the pudding cool on the burner for 1 hour before pouring it into bowls and transferring it to the fridge.

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P.S. I am cohosting Fiesta Friday this week with Antonia @ Zoale.com!  Head over to Angie’s blog if you want to join the party!  I hope to see you there!

21 thoughts on “Mint Chocolate Pudding

    1. Thanks, Antonia! This is one of my favorite flavor combinations as well! I look forward to co-hosting with you! This is my first time co-hosting, so you will have to show me how it’s done!

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  1. I like my chocolate pudding just chocolate but every now and then, I’ll reluctantly try chocolate with another flavor if I don’t’ have any choice. And then I’m always surprised to find a little change up is really great now and then! I’m thinking this would taste like Andes mint!! Thanks for hosting for us this week!

    Mollie

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