Although instant mixes and premade chocolate puddings abound in every supermarket, they just can't compare with homemade. This reduced-fat version is almost as quick as a mix and delivers a rich chocolate flavor.
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
1 large egg
⅓ cup nonfat sweetened condensed milk
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons cornstarch
⅛ teaspoon salt
2 cups low-fat milk
1 ounce bittersweet or semisweet (not unsweetened) chocolate, chopped
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Whisk egg, condensed milk, cocoa, cornstarch and salt in a heavy saucepan until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, until thickened, 7 to 9 minutes.
Remove from the heat; add chocolate and vanilla, whisking until the chocolate melts. Transfer to a bowl. Place plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent a skin from forming. Serve warm or refrigerate until ready to serve.