Sometimes I think we get so used to making things out of boxes that we don’t realize how EASY it is to make them from scratch. Like pudding. I’ve always used those little boxes of pudding mix from the grocery store. But making it “from scratch” is so simple there isn’t any reason not to! I’m always looking for new ways to use goat milk, of course, and tonight I was crazing chocolate so I thought, “I know, I’ll make pudding” but when I went to the pantry we only had boxes of vanilla and pistachio pudding mix. Both are lovely, but I wanted chocolate. I briefly considered just adding some cocoa powder to the vanilla mix but then decided to look online for a recipe….
I ended up using this very simple, basic recipe except that since I could only find unsweetened baking chocolate in the pantry I added an extra 1/4 cup of sugar. It turned out great! To be honest I don’t think you’d ever suspect that there was goat milk in it rather than cow milk but the flavor is very rich and creamy which I suspect is due to it being whole, raw milk rather than commercial milk. Of course, the quality of the chocolate also makes a huge difference since that is where most of your flavor is coming from. Since I happen to have a bunch of flavored simple syrups on hand, I dribbled some mint syrup on top of my bowl full of pudding and it was amazing. I left the storage bowl plain though so now every time I have a bowl I can experiment with a different flavor or enjoy it plain!