I had two great desserts in mind for Valentine’s Day. One was a raspberry truffle tart with lots of butter and heavy cream and the other was coconut cupcakes again with oodles of butter and tons of sugar which we are supposed to be making for Barefoot Blogger Thursday. I promise I am not giving up all of this goodness forever, but for now I have to stick to my plan to lose weight. And to tell you the truth, this chocolate pudding made with low- fat milk and a moderate amount of sugar and luscious chocolate is really very good. Somehow I have come to believe that I am not suffering unduly in this weight loss program. I am down 4 pounds and the skinny jeans are starting to fit again. I wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day. Do something special for the ones you love. This chocolate pudding is my treat for you.
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE – RASPBERRY PUDDING (Weight Watchers in 20 Minutes)
3 cups fat-free milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
raspberries for garnish
Whisk together the milk, sugar, cocoa, and cornstarch in medium saucepan and set over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and bubbles, about 5 minutes.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is melted and the pudding is smooth. Divide the pudding evenly among 6 bowls or parfait glasses. Refrigerate until set. Garnish with raspberries.
270 calories. 5 points