Mexican Mocha Pudding with Pumpkin Cream

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Adding pumpkin to whipped cream gives it flavor and color while trimming the fat from each serving. Store extra Whipped Pumpkin Cream covered in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Ingredients

Mexican Mocha Pudding

  • ½ cup sugar, preferably natural brown sugar such as Sucanat or maple
  • 3 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2½ Tbs. arrowroot powder
  • 1 Tbs. instant espresso powder
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. New Mexico chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Whipped Pumpkin Cream

  • 1 15-oz. can pumpkin
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

Preparation

 1. Combine sugar, cocoa powder, arrowroot powder, espresso powder, cinnamon, chili powder, and salt in bowl. Whisk together egg and egg yolks in separate bowl. Stir egg mixture into cocoa mixture.

2. Scald milk in saucepan over medium heat until milk is steaming. Remove from heat. Whisk ı/2 cup hot milk into cocoa mixture. While whisking, pour cocoa mixture back into hot milk, and whisk until smooth. Return to medium heat, and continue whisking for 5 to 6 minutes, until pudding starts to bubble. Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate and vanilla until smooth. Transfer pudding to bowl, and cool to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap pressed directly onto pudding; refrigerate until chilled.

3. To make Whipped Pumpkin Cream: Cook pumpkin and brown sugar with cinnamon

in medium skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Transfer to bowl, and cool to room temperature.

4. Whip cream in stand mixer or with handheld beaters on medium-high, until soft peaks form, about 1 minute. Fold whipped cream into pumpkin until no streaks remain. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve pudding dolloped with pumpkin cream.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 6
  • Calories: 299
  • Carbohydrate Content: 41 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 121 mg
  • Fat Content: 13 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 7 g
  • Sodium Content: 161 mg
  • Sugar Content: 33 g