Chocolate lovers rejoice! Boozy Triple Chocolate Pudding is a rich and decadent pudding with a touch of creamy Irish cream liqueur. Takes only 20 minutes to make! Leave out the liqueur for a kid-friendly dessert.
Admit it, I had y’all at “Boozy” and “Triple Chocolate”…
I’m celebrating Thirsty Thursday by eating my liquor in this boozy triple chocolate pudding and it’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a dessert. Takes less than 20 minutes to make, contains no eggs, can be served warm or cold, and is full of decadent chocolatey goodness. PLUS, it’s made with chocolate and booze…have I mentioned that already?? Two of my all-time favorite things, combined into one yummy and super easy dessert!
As Fall approaches and the weather becomes cooler, everyone starts craving all things pumpkin. I start craving chocolate and booze…alright, I always crave chocolate and booze no matter what the season BUT there is one thing I really start craving once the weather turns colder… alcoholic coffee.
Love me a little Irish cream liqueur in a mug of strong Sumatran coffee for the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Last week, there was a little chill in the air, so I turned on the K-Cup, brewed a cup of Peet’s, poured in a splash (or 2) of some Baileys, and added a spoonful of raw cacao powder. As a sipped this rich and creamy coffee, I thought how good it would be in a dessert form, like as an ice cream or mousse. Next thing I know, I’m in the kitchen making this pudding…
There are 3 types of chocolate in this pudding: raw cacao powder, semi-sweet chips, and crushed cookies for the top. This is not the time to scrimp on the quality of chocolate. High quality chocolate is everything. Read labels and only buy one with natural flavors and ingredients. Don’t ever accept inferior chocolate because life is way too short for that kind of nonsense ?
Next time you are craving a lusciously rich chocolate dessert, make this Boozy Triple Chocolate Pudding. Served warm or cold, it’s the perfect anytime dessert or treat. Also, don’t forget to leave out the liqueur if that’s not your thing or for a more kid-friendly pudding.
- 1/2 cup unsweetened raw cacao powder or substitute regular cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup demerara sugar or substitute regular sugar
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 4 cups whole milk
- 3/4 cup high quality semi-sweet chocolate chips or small chunks (I use Enjoy Life chocolate)
- 1/3 cup Irish cream liqueur
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs , crushed
In a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat, add the cacao powder, sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Mix together the dry ingredients using a wire whisk, then gradually add the milk, whisking well until all is fully incorporated. Continue to whisk the mixture until the pudding thickens and comes to a low boil, about 10-15 minutes.
Add the chocolate chips,Irish cream liqueur, and vanilla extract to the pudding and continue whisking and cooking for another minute or until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and let cool slightly in the pan.
Divide pudding among 8 small dessert bowls and top each with 1/4 cup of the chocolate cookie crumbs. Can be served warm or cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for at least one hour for chilled pudding.
Can leave out the liqueur for a kid friendly chocolate pudding.