HOT CHOCOLATE PUDDING MOCHA W/ SMOKED SEA SALT (EGG-FREE)
Hot Chocolate Pudding Mocha w/ Smoked Sea Salt (Egg-Free)
- Cooking Time: 20 minutes
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 1/3 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
- 3-1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup brewed espresso, cooled
- 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup whipped cream
- Smoked Sea Salt (garnish)
Combine espresso and milk in a pourable container. In a medium, heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and salt. Whisk until well blended. Pour in about ½ the espresso mixture and whisk until the is smooth. Gradually whisk is the remaining milk until mixture is lump free and smooth.
Heat over medium-high heat and cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture comes to a full boil. Boil for 1 minute (be sure to stir so bottom doesn't burn) and then remove from the heat. Add the chocolate and vanilla and whisk until the chocolate is melted and the pudding is smooth. Pour into serving mugs. Top with whipped cream and a pinch of smoked sea salt.