Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mexican Mocha Pudding with Whipped Pumpkin Cream

So I subscribe to the Vegetarian Times online and I get these awesome recipes in my email! This one happened to come the day before yesterday and oh my gosh...I have never had whipped pumpkin cream, let alone with Mexican Mocha Pudding! I am for sure trying this for a get together!

Mexican Mocha Pudding

1/2 cup sugar, preferably natural brown sugar such as Sucanat or maple

3 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder

2 1/2 Tbs. arrowroot powder

1 Tbs. instant espresso powder

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. New Mexico chili powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1 large egg

2 egg yolks

2 cups milk

4 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Whipped Pumpkin Cream

1 15-oz. can pumpkin

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1. Combine sugar, cocoa powder, arrowroot powder, espresso powder, cinnamon, chili powder, and salt in bowl. Whisk together egg and egg yolks in separate bowl. Stir egg mixture into cocoa mixture.

2. Scald milk in saucepan over medium heat until milk is steaming. Remove from heat. Whisk ı/2 cup hot milk into cocoa mixture. While whisking, pour cocoa mixture back into hot milk, and whisk until smooth. Return to medium heat, and continue whisking for 5 to 6 minutes, until pudding starts to bubble. Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate and vanilla until smooth. Transfer pudding to bowl, and cool to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap pressed directly onto pudding; refrigerate until chilled.

3. To make Whipped Pumpkin Cream: Cook pumpkin and brown sugar with cinnamon medium skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Transfer to bowl, and cool to room temperature.

4. Whip cream in stand mixer or with handheld beaters on medium-high, until soft peaks form, about 1 minute. Fold whipped cream into pumpkin until no streaks remain. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve pudding dolloped with pumpkin cream.

If you want to checkout more recipes from Vegetarian Times go here! They have such a wonderful and informative site! Have fun!! I also have another recipe I will be making Saturday in honor of Halloween! Stay tuned!


  1. Pumpkin cream? Whodda thunked it? Seriously, I would have never thought of pumpkin cream. What a yummy looking dessert!

  2. Ooooh, that looks SO good!! I was thinking about making a gingerbread pumpkin trifle this weekend. I made it last year for Thanksgiving, and it was a big hit. Now I'm thinking about how I could incorporate this confection into a trifle, too! lol

  3. Oh goodness, that really sounds yummy! Looks great too!

  4. sounds good, but I can't see it being vegaterian.. It has eggs in it! And for most veg's that's a no no

  5. Oh - super yum! Pumpkin cream - what could be better?

  6. Oh yea...that sounds like a winner, for sure!

    Let us know how it tastes!


  7. This looks and sounds FAB!!! Drooling!!!