Cocoa powder, German’s sweet chocolate and semisweet chocolate—underscored by brown sugar and cinnamon—give this pudding its rich chocolate flavor.
German’s chocolate is commonly (and mistakenly) referred to as German chocolate; but its name is actually the brand name, "German’s," and not the chocolate’s national origin.
Makes 6 servings
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
3 cups low-fat (1 percent) milk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 ounces German’s or other sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips (1 ounce)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. In a small bowl, combine the cocoa powder, cornstarch, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup of the milk.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine the remaining 2 1/2 cups milk, cinnamon, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Whisk the cocoa mixture into the boiling milk and cook, whisking, just until thickened, about 4 minutes.
3. Stir in the sweet chocolate and chocolate chips. Remove from the heat, cover, and let stand until the chips have melted, about 1 minute. Stir in the vanilla extract. Spoon into 6 bowls and chill until serving time.