Friday, July 5, 2013

Christmas in July: Friday Baking and Movies

I realize that it's a summer so the furthest thing from people's minds is probably hot chocolate, but I cam across this recipe and it reminded me of recipes I read about in Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate so I thought I would share what I found. It's not really baking, but it is a dessert so...enjoy!

Mexican Hot Chocolate Pudding

1/2 cup Packed Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2 Squares (1 Ounce Each) Semisweet Chocolate, coarsely chopped
3 Tbsp Cornstarch
1/8 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Salt
2 cups Reduced Fat Chocolate Milk, divided
1/2 cup Reduced Fat Sour Cream
1-1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
Additional Sour Cream
Additional Cinnamon, for sprinkling

In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cocoa powder, chopped chocolate, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt. Place on stove over medium heat and whisk in 1 cup of the chocolate milk. Cook and stir until chocolate melts.

Gradually stir in the remaining 1 cup of chocolate milk and the sour cream. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick and smooth and bubbles pop on the surface, about 8-9 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla.

Pour mixture into serving dishes and immediately place a piece of plastic wrap directly touching the surface of the pudding. Cool slightly, then refrigerate until cold, or overnight.

To serve, place a small dollop of sour cream on pudding and sprinkle with cinnamon.



Get ready for Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel next week! They are celebrating Christmas in July by airing Christmas movies July 8 - 14. To see a full schedule of what's going to be on, visit It's a Wonderful Movie and check out the schedule HERE.

Have you signed up for the Christmas Card Exchange? Deadline for sign-up is July 10. You can do that HERE. Hope you will!

Always in spirit...


  1. Oh wow -- chocolate pudding made with sour cream sounds rich and delicious.

  2. Oh, no! This is scary! I don't start planning Christmas until after Thanksgiving! Maybe your blog will be the nudge I need to start getting ready a little earlier this year! ;)

  3. Mmm... this looks decadent! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  4. That sounds really good. I've had chocolate with cinnamon but I'll bet the sour cream is a really nice addition.

  5. Recipe sounds so good!


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