(recipe, Moosewood Collective)
Most of the fat has been removed, but everything else you want in chocolate pudding is still here. It's thick, creamy, and satisfying — a comfort food.
Culinate editor's notes: You can always replace the skim milk with whole milk for a richer pudding. And if you want a more intense chocolate hit, replace the cocoa powder with 2 or 3 ounces of high-quality semisweet chocolate, such as Scharffen Berger. Melt the chocolate separately, then whisk it into the other ingredients. Cook, stirring, until the mixture simmers and thickens. Add vanilla and serve.