Chocolate & Beet Pudding with Coconut Cream

chocolate beet pudding with coconut cream
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  • 6Servings


  • 2 cans (13.5 oz. each) coconut milk
  • 2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tsp. beet juice
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Refrigerate 1 can coconut milk overnight.

Place the chocolate chips in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan, heat 1 cup room-temperature coconut milk over medium until warm, about 3 minutes. Add the cornstarch and salt; whisk until dissolved. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens, about 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup beet juice; whisk 1 minute more. Strain into the chocolate chips; let stand 1 minute, then whisk until the chocolate is smooth.

Divide the chocolate among six 6-oz. ramekins. Chill until cold, at least 1 hour, or cover and chill up to 4 days.

Scoop the thick cream from the top of the refrigerated coconut milk into a medium bowl. Add the remaining 1 tsp. beet juice and the confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Using an electric mixer, beat on high until peaks form, 3 to 5 minutes. Spoon a dollop of whipped coconut cream on top of each pudding.