Affordable, tasty recipes for the whole family – to sustain your energy and suitable for those with diabetes.

Chocolate custard pudding

Serves 4

Ready in 40 minutes *Allow 1 hour cooling time

Carb key: about 30-40 g carbs per portion

This velvety pudding has lots of flavour and very little sugar.


1 tbsp (15 ml) sugar

3 tbsp (45 ml) cornflour

3 tbsp (45 ml) cocoa powder

¼ tsp (1,2 ml) ground cinnamon

2 cups (500 ml) low-fat milk

1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla essence

4 small (400 g) ripe pears with the skin, cut into wedges

¼ cup (60 ml) chopped raw almonds


  1. Mix sugar, cornflour, cocoa and cinnamon with a little milk to form a paste.
  2. Gently heat remaining milk in a small saucepan. Add some warm milk to the paste and stir back into the rest of the milk.
  3. Stir continuously over a medium heat until thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  4. Divide hot mixture into 4 small bowls or cups. Allow to cool and chill in the fridge.

Serve with the pears and 1 tbsp (15 ml) chopped nuts per person. Alternatively, serve as a warm custard over the pears.


  1. For a special treat, grate 1-2 small blocks of dark chocolate over the hot pudding.
  2. To serve as a custard, add ½ cup (125 ml) extra milk.
  3. Omit the cornflour to serve as a hot cocoa drink.

Nutritional information

Energy 1 061 kJ

Protein 7,8 g

Fat 8,8 g

Carbohydrates 29,5 g

Salt 0,3 g

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