Mini mint puddings sprout to life, thanks to a mint "seedling" and some ground-cookie "dirt."

Martha Stewart Living, March 2011


Recipe Summary

30 mins
2 hrs 10 mins
Makes 8


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Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk together sugar, cornstarch, cocoa, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan. Combine cream, milk, and vanilla in a liquid measuring cup.

  • Pour 1 cup cream mixture into sugar mixture, and whisk until cornstarch is dissolved. Add remaining cream mixture, and whisk until smooth. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly, and cook until thick, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, and add chocolate. Whisk until chocolate melts, about 1 minute.

  • Remove from heat. Add mint extract and butter, and whisk until butter melts. Quickly divide pudding, whisking as you work to prevent sides from setting up, among eight 4-ounce glasses or glass flowerpot votive candle holders, leaving about 1/2 inch of space at the top of each. Refrigerate until set, about 1 1/2 hours.

  • Just before serving, pulse cookies in a food processor until finely ground. Top each pudding with 1 tablespoon ground-cookie "dirt," and garnish with a planted mint sprig. Serve chilled.


Reviews (4)

69 Ratings
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  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
I noticed the dry mixture was a bit clumpy so I sifted it, and then after adding the milk mixture it was still lumpy so I put it in the blender to smooth it out. I really think this was key to making a smooth pudding. But at the end of the day it was very smooth and very tasty!
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You can get juice glasses at Ikea that look just like this. 6 for $1.97
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You can find the glass flower pots at Candles 4 Less.
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Where can i get the glass flowerpots and how much do they cost?