Creamy Chocolate Pudding

creamy-chocolate-pudding Photo: Yunhee Kim; Styling: Denise Canter


  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 cup 2% low-fat cottage cheese
  • 2 ounces block-style light cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate shavings (optional)
  • 4 chocolate wafer cookies (such as Nabisco's Famous Chocolate Wafers)


1. Combine chocolate and milk in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Cool slightly.

2. Combine cottage cheese and next 4 ingredients (through vanilla) in food processor and process 2–3 minutes, stopping to scrape down sides once or twice, until very smooth. Add chocolate mixture; process until smooth and blended.

3. Spoon pudding into individual serving dishes. Top with chocolate shavings, if desired, and serve with a wafer.

    Prep time: 15 minutes. This deceptively decadent cross between a mousse and a pudding is slimmed down with low-fat dairy ingredients. It will keep if covered in the refrigerator up to 5 days.
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1/3 cup pudding and 1 cookie)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 251
Fat per serving: 10g
Saturated fat per serving: 6g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 3g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 10g
Carbohydrate per serving: 30g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 20mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 313mg
Calcium per serving: 118mg

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