Easy Chocolate Custard

A quick, lower-fat, rich chocolate custard that does not require baking or water baths. No one will ever guess it takes 10 minutes to make! Top with whipped cream before serving.



Step: 1

Beat eggs and vanilla extract together in a medium bowl until combined; set aside.

Step: 2

Whisk milk, sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, brandy, and salt together in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until boiling and thickened, 6 to 8 minutes. Reduce heat to low.

Step: 3

Slowly pour 1/2 of the milk mixture into the beaten eggs while stirring; pour mixture back into the saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick, 2 to 3 minutes. Do not boil.

Step: 4

Let custard cool to room temperature, at least 10 minutes. Refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours.


Per Serving: 187 calories; protein 8.2g; carbohydrates 25.1g; fat 5.6g; cholesterol 102.8mg; sodium 159.3mg.

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