There is a secret ingredient in this pudding. When I first saw this bad boy I knew it was going to knock my socks off. By now I have experimented with enough recipes that I can kind of tell. Sometimes I get surprised though!
This recipe is super easy and so freakin' yummy.
It might be that you don't have a couple of these ingredients especially the arrowroot powder. For sure your local health food store will have that or even the Bulk Barn if you're in Canada.
Arrowroot powder is a root starch and is a natural thickener. Arrowroot works really well for when you need a starch to thicken your dish right at the very end. So things like custards, pie fillings and puddings.
Chocolate 'Lovers Delight' Pudding
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp arrowroot flour
¼ tsp sea salt
1 can full-fat coconut milk (400ml) (I use Aroy-D)
1/3 cup brewed strong coffee
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup unpasturized honey
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use Camino)
2 tsp vanilla
Optional: raspberries and mint leaves for toppings
In a medium pot, whisk the cocoa powder, arrowroot, and salt. Slowly whisk in the coconut milk, coffee and water until fully combined. Stir in the honey.
Heat the chocolate mixture on low-medium heat, stirring frequently, until a gentle boil is reached, approximately 15-20 minutes (might be less).
Once a gentle boil is reached, whisk constantly until the pudding begins to thicken, about a minute. It should be like the consistency of pancake batter.
Remove from the heat and whisk in the chocolate chips and vanilla.
Divide evenly among six small ramekin dishes. Chill until set, at least 3 hours. Top with fresh raspberries and a mint leaf. Enjoy!