Vanilla Bean Pudding with a Heart of Darkness

Joann Mathias


The name says it all. And the best part is the delicious dark heart.

★★★★★ 2 votes
10 Min
20 Min


2 2/3 c
whole milk, divided
1/2 c
1/4 c
1/4 tsp
seeds from 1/2 vanilla bean (or 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract)
1 large
3.17 oz
ghirardelli intense dark midnight reverie (chop as much as you think you will need)

How to Make Vanilla Bean Pudding with a Heart of Darkness


  • 11. Bring 2 cups of the milk to a boil in a medium saucepan. While it is heating, combine sugar, cornstarch, salt and vanilla bean (if you’re replacing it with extract, don’t add it yet; if you’d like to toss the leftover vanilla bean pods in the pot with the simmering milk for an extra vanilla boost, go for it) in the bottom of a medium, heatproof bowl. Gradually whisk in the remaining 2/3 cup whole milk, a little at a time so lumps do not form, then whisk in the egg. Once milk is boiling, very gradually add it to the cornstarch mixture in the bowl, whisking the whole time.
  • 22. Return the mixture back to the saucepan, stirring constantly with a silicon spatula or wooden spoon. Once it comes to a simmer, cook it for one minute longer (which will cook the cornstarch and egg fully). Stir in vanilla extract, if you’re using it and divide pudding among 6 dishes. Add a heaping mound in the middle of the hot pudding. Allow to melt. Eat pudding while still warm.

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About Vanilla Bean Pudding with a Heart of Darkness

Course/Dish: Puddings
Other Tag: Quick & Easy