Monday 22 June 2015

Potted Chocolate-Mint Puddings

Isn't it cute and a creative way to enjoy chocolate puddings that looked like potted plants ? Hee .. hee .. edible "dirty mud" ^-^!

I've bookmarked this recipe for sometime already. The pudding texure is much creamier than the chocolate mint pudding here which I had made before.

Recipe adapted from : Martha Stewart
Below my slight modifications made in blue adjusted the quantity of some ingredients, used some crushed mint leaves instead of mint extract, used Oreo cookies etc.

Potted Chocolate-Mint Puddings
Containers : 4 x 200ml pudding jars
Ingredients :
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar (I reduced to 40g)
3 tablespoons cornstarch (I used 2 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon Salt
1 1/4 cups heavy cream (300ml Thickened cream)
1 1/4 cups whole milk (300ml)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (1 cup) 150g dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 teaspoon pure mint extract 
(I used 2 small pcs of mint leaves crushed & finely chopped with knife).
20g unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

For "mud/dirt" & garnish
10 Oreo slice cookie (without cream)
Mint sprigs

Method :
1) Whisk together sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan.

2) Combine cream, milk, and vanilla extract in a liquid measuring cup.

3) Cook over medium heat, pour about 240ml cream mixture into sugar mixture, and whisk until cornstarch is dissolved. Add the remaining cream mixture, and whisk constantly for about 5 minutes until smooth and thickened to a mayonnaise-like consistency.

4) Reduce heat to low, and add chocolate. Whisk until chocolate melts, about 1 minute.

5) Remove the saucepan from heat. Add the crushed mint leaves and butter, and whisk constantly until the butter melts.

6) Quickly pour into individual containers, glasses or glass flowerpot votive candle holders, leaving about 1/2 inch of space at the top of each. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours or more, depending on the types of container used.

To make the "mud/dirt" & garnish
Put Oreo cookies in Ziploc bag and gently pound / crush them with a roller pin or any hard object.

Top each pudding with about 1.5 tablespoon crushed Oreo cookies  "mud/dirt," and garnish with a planted mint sprig. Serve chilled.

Yummy! They truly enjoyed a jar of muddy bitter-sweet creamy chocolate mint pudding :D


Linking this post to Little Thumbs Up Event : June 2015 Theme Cream
Organized by 
Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen from my little favourite DIY

and hosted by Diana from The Domestic Goddess Wannabe


  1. Little pots of chocolatey goodness!

  2. These tiny pots look so cute..... for a moment thought they were potted plants !

  3. Hi Karen,

    These potted chocolate puddings are so cute and innovative! What a lovely way to enjoy mud! :D


  4. 这种装饰好特别。也很可爱的。我家人也喜欢。

  5. Karen, these are so cute! They do look like plants in pots hee..hee...

  6. Karen, indeed it is a cute and creative way to present your chocolate pudding, love it!

  7. Hi Karen, these are adorable, and I am such a chocolate person, making these right away.....

  8. Karen, these are good one!!!! Nice to see and yummy to eat! :)


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