Chocolate Stout Pudding with Beer Whipped Cream

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Summer brings more than just backyard cookouts and ice cream. It’s about gatherings, get-togethers, food shared with people in your life, feeding a hungry crowd and enjoying a house filled with a bit more chaos than you’re used to.

Food plays a big role in summer. It’s the centerpiece of most of these get-togethers, it’s the glue that holds those gatherings together. You want it to be good, but you also need it to be quick. You have burgers to make and potato salad to assemble; dessert shouldn’t take all day.

This pudding takes about 15 minutes to put together, and it’s even better if you make it the night before. It’s the perfect way to feed a big crowd, portion it out in small cups, ready and waiting to serve when that crowd gets restless. Oh, and it has beer. That makes everyone happy.

Chocolate Stout Pudding with Beer Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

For the Pudding:

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate (60 percent), chopped
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ¾ cup chocolate stout
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

For the whipped cream:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons stout
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan off heat, whisk together the sugar and cornstarch. Add the cream, beer and egg yolk. Whisk until well combined. Add the chocolate.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring continually over medium heat. Whisk continually for 1 minute, remove from heat.
  3. Add the butter and vanilla, stir until well combined.
  4. Pour into serving containers, chill until set, about 2 hours.
  5. To make the whipped cream, add the cream and powdered sugar to a stand mixer. Beat on high until soft peaks form. While mixer is running add the stout and vanilla, beat until soft peaks return.
  6. Top the pudding with the whipped cream prior to serving.


Photo credit: Jackie Dodd

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