Whole milk and cream -- usually found in most pudding recipes are traded for skim milk and evaporated skim milk here, giving the pudding body without fat. But there's no need to skimp on the standout ingredient: chocolate.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk cornstarch, sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium saucepan. Add milks, whisking. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly. Cook until thickened, about 1 minute. Whisk in chocolate; cook until chocolate has melted, about 1 minute.

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  • Divide evenly among six 4-ounce cups. To prevent a skin from forming, press plastic wrap onto surface of pudding. Refrigerate until set, at least 1 hour and up to overnight. Serve garnished with chocolate shavings and cinnamon sticks.

Cook's Notes

For a Mexican-style twist, we spiced the pudding with ground cinnamon and garnished it with whole sticks.

Reviews (21)

9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2018
For those looking for nutrition info, I went to verywellfit.com and copy/pasted ingredients and # servings. Took about 2 min. total. Here’s the info per serving - Calories 203 / Total Fat 6.7g / Saturated Fat 4g / Cholesterol 3mg / Sodium 179mg / Total Carbohydrate 31.6g / Dietary Fiber 3.5g / Protein 6.7g / Vit D 18mcg / Calcium 212mg / Iron 1mg / Potassium 310mg.
Rating: Unrated
03/24/2009
This was an interesting mix. No using eggs was a twist. The end result was so-so. The cinnamon gave it quite the Christmasy touch. I'll probably make this recipe again in December.
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03/24/2009
This was an interesting mix. No using eggs was a twist. The end result was so-so. The cinnamon gave it quite the Christmasy touch. I'll probably make this recipe again in December.
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Rating: Unrated
02/26/2008
I agree with Anahata. We are talking about Chocalate pudding ladies, not tofu for the love of God!! If you are so particular about dieting and nutritional info, then you should not be clicking on this recipe from the beggining.
Rating: Unrated
02/23/2008
To be honest I went looking for nutrion guide, also but only because I am conditioned to. the fact it's skim milk, (reduced fat) and cinnamon- good for those with diabetic issues, is nutritionally speaking enough consideration for me. It's a snack, not a meal. good enough
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02/23/2008
To be honest I went looking for nutrion guide, also but only because I am conditioned to. the fact it's skim milk, (reduced fat) and cinnamon- good for those with diabetic issues, is nutritionally speaking enough consideration for me. It's a snack, not a meal. good enough
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Rating: Unrated
02/22/2008
i checked out this recipe because i combined chocolate and cinnamon...yum! i read on because people are arguing in the comment section. it's chocolate pudding...supposed to be humbling!
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02/22/2008
I've had a recipe for chocolate mousse that's phenomenal using skim milk as well. Don't knock it until you try it. Why don't you cook it (follow the directions in detail and) then eat it. See if you'll like it! Not anything fatty is delicious. You'll be surprised!
Rating: Unrated
02/22/2008
You're rude. Get over yourself!
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02/22/2008
Anyone who would make chocolate pudding and not consider that it was NOT going to be health food is a little dense. I for one do not expect chocolate pudding to contain tofu, carob, or any other equally repulsive and "good for you" ingredient to be included. Nor do I care about the nutritional information because, hey--it's PUDDING! I appreciate the fact that the formula calls for skim milks, which DOES make it "lighter", but in the end, it's dessert. Get over yourselves.
Rating: Unrated
02/22/2008
I have added chocolate pudding but I will not keep any recipe that does not have nutritional value. It is the most important item in a light recipe.
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02/22/2008
I agree that I would like to see the nutritional information provided. It was a major disappointment when I followed the links from the newsletter highlighting "comfort foods with a lighter touch", and did not find any nutritional info for these items. If you are looking at 'lighter' you are probably more likely to be interested in the nutritional info. I could look up the info, but frankly there are other websites that have recipes with the nutritional info that I would use instead.
Rating: Unrated
02/22/2008
I too would like to see nutrional information for each recipe. I have high cholesterol and I need to make healthy choices for myself and my family. To go to another website and key in the recipe to calculate the fat content would be too time consuming. Please provide this information for us, and if a reader is not interested in it, simply ignore it. Thank you.
Rating: Unrated
02/22/2008
Oh, stop whining. If you're THAT interested in nutritional information, do the research. There are websites that provide nutritional values for each ingredient. That, or check out the packaging of the ingredients when you go shopping! The things that makes this recipe "lighter" are the skim milk and skim evaporated milk. If you're also concerned enough about nutrition facts, substitute the milk and white chocolate shavings with dark chocolate -- it has a LOT less sugar and milk fat.
Rating: Unrated
02/22/2008
While I agree that nutritional information would be useful, I am not sure that asking for it in the Comments section is the best way to accomplish this task. Though the more recipes with the complaint more likely someone who works at the site to happen upon. Still time would be better spent (especially if you feel strongly enough to STOP using recipes all together) sending messages here: webmaster@marthastewart.com where someone is guaranteed to read your message. That's my opinion, anyway.
Rating: Unrated
02/21/2008
CHICAS , LA RECETA ES REDUCIDA EN GRASAS Y A ZUCARES, NO SEAN INFANTILES, LIGTH NO SIGNIFICA QUE NO APORTE CALORIAS, DEPENDE DE LAS PORCIONES, EL VALOR NUTRICIONAL ES RELATIVO, NO ESCUDEN SU OBESIDAD O FALTA DE CONSTACIA EN UNA DIETA CON ESOS ARGUMENTOS BARATOS.
Rating: Unrated
02/21/2008
Please don't say something is "lighter" without giving the nutritional info. I've stopped using these recipes because of this issue.
Rating: Unrated
02/21/2008
Martha, you have been touting a healthier lifestyle through your affiliation with Andrew Weill. I'd like to see evidence of a healthier lifestyle in your recipes. For instance, this recipe has a great deal of cornstarch and sugar and Dutch-processed cocoa. The last has been processed with alkali. I don't believe that recipes should have added cornstarch, toxic ingredients like alkali and so much sugar. There are dark chocolate powders and bars that can be used to make a healthier pudding!
Rating: Unrated
01/24/2008
I like everyone else would love to have the nutritional information
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01/17/2008
(chocolate garnish that is)
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01/17/2008
4 points without the garnish!