The viral chocolate and milk dessert everyone’s talking about
On a scale of one to gimme! how big a sucker are you for viral desserts? I’m hopeless – I see one, I want to make it immediately. So it was with this supposedly easy chocolate pudding, made by chef Alexander on the Schnelle Rezepte channel. It showed a sexy, sleek chocolate rectangle topped with cocoa and coconut and it said “Do you have milk and chocolate! Delicious dessert with NO flour, NO gelatin, NO oven!” Of course, I was already in the kitchen with my whisk and bowls and hair in a bun.
What it didn’t say was that you’d need things that not everyone has on hand in the kitchen. For instance, agar agar to get it to set in that sleek, sexy box shape. You need cocoa powder, and desiccated coconut. Welllll maybe it isn’t a two-ingredient recipe after all. But because my wife is a baker and self-confessed hoarder of “things we might one day need” we had all of this in our pantry. And, after a bit of struggle, the dessert that it made was actually pretty tasty. It was reminiscent of the chocolate puddings in a box we loved as kids, and it’s actually something I might throw together when I want that chocolate hit.
I’m baking mistakes so you don’t have to
So one of the points I struggled with was the agar agar. I was trying to measure it out on my kitchen scale which just wasn’t sensitive enough for such a small amount, so I ended up with significantly more than I meant to use. The easiest thing is to just use a teaspoon measure instead of weighing it out. It also helps to chop the chocolate into smaller pieces to get it to melt quicker. Once you get it all melted and cooked, it’s easy peasy. Just try not to pour it into a glass and drink it – because you will be tempted to – before it sets.
So, verdict? I’d definitely make this again (and a Keto version as well) despite my wife’s protests about desserts needing to be “hard graft”. Sometimes you just want an easy chocolate pudding, and this one actually ticks all the boxes. After you acquire agar agar, that is.
Want more easy chocolate recipes? Try my keto mug cake, or the peanut butter and chocolate mug cake. Want more involved, “hard graft” recipes? Try my wife’s famous keto flourless chocolate cake or the almond flour chocolate cake (both are gluten free!)
Nutrition Info (Per serving)
- Calories: 310
- Carbs: 46g
- Fat: 11g
- Protein: 6g
- Fiber: 2g
This recipe makes 4 servings. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.