This is the perfect dessert to satisfy a chocolate craving. Naturally sweetened with date puree, it can be enjoyed either warm or cold.
- Prep: 15 min
- Cooking: 5 min
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) pitted dates
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) boiling hot water
- 2 cups (500 mL) milk
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) cocoa powder
- 3 tin (45 mL) cornstarch
- 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) peppermint extract
- 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) vanilla extract
- 8 fresh mint leafs
In a small bowl, stir together dates and boiling water. Let sit for 10 minutes. Pour into a food processor and blend until smooth.
In a large pot over medium-high heat, whisk together date paste, milk, cocoa powder, cornstarch, peppermint extract, and vanilla extract. Whisk continuously until pudding is lightly simmering and thickened, around 5 minutes. Remove from heat once desired thickness has been reached. Enjoy hot or place in the refrigerator to enjoy cold later. Garnish with mint leaves.
If you like a bit more of a mint flavour in your desserts, add ¼ tsp peppermint extract instead of 1/8 tsp.
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