Who can resist a simple but incredible delicious chocolate treat? Chocolate Pudding with Strawberries is the perfect gift from your kitchen to your loved ones this Valentine’s Day! I cannot remember who said, “Sometimes the best dishes are the simplest,” but it is certainly true with this.
Note: Did you know that the word “chocolate” comes from the Aztec word “xocoatl” in reference to the bitter drink made from cacao by the Aztecs and Mayans in Central America?
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups whole milk
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 pint strawberries
In a saucepan, whisk together sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt. Add milk, whisking to combine, set pan over medium heat. Bring to boil, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, and cook until pudding thickens, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off the heat, stir butter and vanilla. Ladle pudding into four small bowls and let cool. Serve at room temperature or chilled.