Cornstarch is the starch that is derived from corn. It doesn't contain much nutritional value, but it is a great thickening agent; especially for a gluten-free alternative.
Uses: Broths, casseroles, gravies, puddings, sauces, soups
Key Nutrients: Contains virtually no nutritional value. Trace amounts of selenium.
Creamy Milk Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 3 -4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
- 4 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 3⁄4 cups milk, or nut free milk
- 1 cup half-and-half cream (or use 2-3/4 cups milk)
- In a saucepan combine the first 4 dry ingredients.
- Add in milk and half and half cream; cook over medium heat stirring/whisking until thickened and just at a slight bubble (do not boil hard) remove from heat.
- Immediately pour into serving dishes allow to sit at room temperature until cooled.
- Enjoy warm or refrigerate until cold.
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