Milk Chocolate Pudding

Oct 3 2012

Did someone say guilt-free chocolate?  Here’s a dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth for under 200 calories.
Recipe from Oregon Dairy Council
 

Serves 4

Dietitian's Tip: 

Top pudding with sliced bananas or strawberries to add a serving of fruit to your dessert.  You can even try sprinkling pudding with ground flaxseed for a slightly nutty flavor and a dose of omega-3 fatty acids.

Ingredients: 

3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups nonfat milk
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
 

Preparation: 

In a medium saucepan, mix cornstarch, cocoa powder, sugar and salt until well combined.  Whisk in milk.  Heat over medium, stirring frequently, until thickened and just beginning to bubble.  Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips and vanilla until chocolate chips are melted and pudding is smooth.

Pour into 4 serving dishes or one large dish and chill until set.  To prevent a skin from forming on top place plastic wrap on the surface of the pudding.
 

Nutrition Information: 

Per serving: 197 calories, 5 g total fat, 3 g saturated fat, 31 g carbohydrates, 6 g protein, 3 g fiber,  138 mg sodium, 1 mg potassium, 0 mg magnesium, 125 mg calcium