It made a dreadful noise when I pushed the button. My 30+ year old blender finally gave out. It blended for the last time. It was a sad day and a happy day. The loss of a trusty appliance was balanced with the fun of finding a new one. The hunt began and ended in a few short days. Then it was a matter of playing with my new toy. Blender Bourbon Chocolate Pudding is the first thing I made.
Big thanks to my fellow foodie friends. They helped a lot in my search for a new blender. I asked for recommendations in a group and received much feedback. I finally decided to go with a Blendtec 575 Classic (Amazon affiliate link). So far so good. It is much louder than my old one though. I’ll just take it as a sign of a heavy duty motor. Fingers crossed it lasts 30+ years too.
Mousse is what it was supposed to be. I had my doubts as soon as I saw the original recipe. I figured it would wind up like pudding in the end. Sure enough, that is exactly what happened. I have to admit there was a mousse-like quality at first. Yet the air bubbles deflated rather quickly when I was scooping it out after chilling. So I stirred it some and was happy with it winding up as pudding.
Blender Bourbon Chocolate Pudding is a dessert for adults. You would have to substitute something else for bourbon to make it kid-friendly. I’m thinking a teaspoon of vanilla would work. However then it would be only chocolate pudding. Either way it is a breeze to make. Heat some milk then start blending. Chill it, stir, and enjoy a silky smooth treat. Make it extra special by plopping some whipped cream on top and sprinkling it with chocolate chips or shavings.
Today is a big day for my hounds. Both are going to the vet. Milo is getting neutered. Zephyr is getting his teeth cleaned and some lumps removed. Both are getting micro-chipped. I’ll be waiting on pins and needles until they are back home. Then comes after surgery care and time for healing. I can only hope all goes well and they heal quickly.
What is your favorite blender recipe? I need to get idea and inspiration for more things to make in my blender. I may blend up a Blueberry Green Smoothie or Cauliflower and Sunchoke Soup to test it out and see how it compares. There may be a milkshake happening soon too. Stay tuned…
- 1 cup milk (whole recommended)
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons bourbon
- 1 tablespoon brewed coffee
- Whipped cream - optional topping
- Chocolate chips or shavings - optional garnish
- Heat milk in a saucepan to 180°F. Pour milk into blender and add chocolate chips. Blend on high speed until combined and smooth.
- Add eggs, bourbon, and coffee. Blend on high speed for 2 minutes.
- Pour mixture into a bowl. Lay plastic wrap on top to prevent a skin from forming.
- Cool to room temperature then chill overnight. Stir just prior to serving.
- Serve topped with whipped cream and garnish with chocolate chips or shavings if desired.
Recipe adapted from one in the Southern Living 1985 Annual Recipes cookbook (out of print).