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Cherry Vanilla Pudding Valentine’s Day Dessert


  • 1 bag of bright red melting chocolate
  • 1 baking pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Marker
  • Pastry squeeze bottle
  • 2 2/3 cups whole milk divided
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp cherry flavoring
  • 1 tsp red food coloring
  • 1 cup heavy cream chilled.
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.


  • Line your pan with parchment paper
  • Draw medium sized hearts with your marker on the parchment paper.
  • Melt your chocolate as directed on your bag.
  • Pour your melted chocolate into a squeeze bottle
  • Outline the heart first with the chocolate
  • Now have fun do decorative squiggles or fill the heart in solid
  • Place in the freezer for 15 minutes to harden
  • Using a medium saucepan bring 2 cups of the milk to a boil on medium heat.
  • Add sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium, heatproof bowl.
  • Slowly whisk in the rest of the 2/3 cup milk, a little at a time so lumps do not form, then whisk in the egg.
  • When you see the milk is boiling, gradually add it to the cornstarch mixture in the bowl, whisking quickly the whole time.
  • Place the mixture back to the saucepan, stirring with a whisk.
  • Once it comes to a simmer, cook it for one to two minutes longer.
  • The pudding will become very thick.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Separate the pudding in half and place in separate bowls.
  • In one bowl add your cherry flavoring and red food coloring fold to incorporate.
  • Cover the pudding with plastic wrap, pressing it directly on the surface of the pudding, and refrigerate until chilled.
  • Once chilled in your desserts bowls layer your pudding half vanilla half cherry.
  • Place back to refrigerate.
  • Begin to make your whip cream.
  • Using a handheld electric mixer or a stand mixer with the whisk attachment.
  • Put the bowl and the whisk in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
  • Whisk all ingredients together - about 30 seconds on low speed to give them a good stir, switching to high speed until stiff peak (or until you reach the desired consistency you want - I use a stand mixer and it takes me about 2 minutes to get to soft peak stage, then another minute or so to stiff peak, which is what I want). Be careful not to overbeat, though...you might end up with butter!
  • Putting it all together:
  • Top your pudding cups with whip cream and garnish with sprinkles, Valentine's Day candy and the chocolate heart.