Created by: Engrossed
Recipe #4330 | Created on January 25, 2012
Categories: Desserts, Puddings, 5 Ingredients Or Less, 5-Minute Prep, Budget-Friendly, Kid Pleaser, Ladies Luncheon, Stove Top, Diabetic, Low Calorie, Low Fat, No Eggs, Vegetarian, Sugar Substitute, Make it from scratch (more)
"The simplest of puddings & most healthful. Elegant served with blackberries &/or syrup. Eaten in the classic novel "Little Women"."
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 4 tablespoons granulated sugar or 4 tablespoons Splenda sugar substitute
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups milk (I use 2%)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, clear if possible
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate (optional)
What You Will Need
No special items needed.
Mix the cornstarch, sugar, and salt with 1/4 cup of cold milk. Set aside.
In a small heavy bottomed pan or a double boiler, heat the remaining milk over low heat (Do not boil!).
While whisking, slowly add the cold milk mixture to the heated milk.
Continue to cook over low heat, whisking constantly, for 15 minutes or until the raw taste of the cornstarch disappears and it thickens. (Do not boil!). It will thicken all at once at the end of the cooking time.
Let cool, then add the vanilla. Cover and chill. Can pour into decorative 1/4-1/2 cup dishes.
*For Chocolate Blancmange: when you heat the milk, add 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate and stir until smooth.
- Serving Size: 1 (135.8 g)
- Calories 175.3
- Total Fat - 5.3 g
- Saturated Fat - 3.2 g
- Cholesterol - 14.7 mg
- Sodium - 271.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 29.7 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.3 g
- Sugars - 7 g
- Protein - 2.2 g
- Calcium - 37.3 mg
- Iron - 0.2 mg
- Vitamin C - 6.3 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg