I don’t know whether or not I ought to blame it on hormones or Valentine’s Day propaganda, however I’ve been a fiend for chocolate lately. The craving has been so robust, I baked a chocolate cake. (As somebody who by no means bakes, this is a sign that the state of affairs is excessive.) The cake—which is roofed in this two-ingredient frosting—is nearly gone, which suggests I want a brand new craving mitigation technique, ideally one which doesn’t require extra baking. Food52 should have heard my silent prayer, for they answered it with this Greek yogurt chocolate pudding.
This dessert is chocolate pudding in the way in which that chocolate frozen yogurt is ice cream. It scratches the chocolate itch, satisfies one’s candy tooth, and gives a pleasing tang you don’t get from both pudding or ice cream. If you’re liable to attaching worth to your weight loss program, consuming a yogurt-based dessert may present a contact of smugness.
Does it style good? Sure, it does. The author of the recipe describes it as “a cross between a type of tangy YoCrunch vanilla yogurts with Oreo crumbles and a chocolate Snack Pack.” It additionally takes properly to modifications. The recipe requires half a cup of full-fat Greek yogurt, together with two tablespoons of Dutch processed cocoa powder, two tablespoons of heavy cream, a tablespoon of maple syrup, a teaspoon of vanilla, and a pinch of salt. I solely had common cocoa powder, was out of vanilla, and forgot the salt, and I nonetheless managed to make a clean and creamy chocolate dessert. (I additionally added a tablespoon of powdered sugar for further sweetness, and wish to attempt it with a bit prompt espresso powder.)
The recipe additionally requires every little thing to be combined collectively in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, however there was no manner I used to be going to drag out my KitchenAid for a single serving of almost-pudding. Fortunately, an immersion blender works simply effective. Toss all elements into a big cup, and insert the top of the blender down in there, slowly shifting it up and down (and scraping the perimeters often) to create a clean and shiny “pudding.” Serve in a cute little glass or teacup, with whipped cream, berries, crushed Oreos and/or gummy worms (to make a “better-for-you” dust cup).