Try this easy make-ahead chocolate budino recipe for Mother’s Day! It takes just a few minutes to make it and dessert is done! So if you make your own Mother’s Day dessert, this might be a good one!
Every Sunday I join my friends Mary Ann and Cindy to share our favorite things we found this week. This recipe had to be one and I wanted to make sure you had it in time because Mother’s Day is in two weeks!
A video showing how quickly you can make these adorable cups of chocolate Budino!
The Ingredients You’ll Need for making chocolate Budino
- semi-sweet chocolate
- heavy cream
- Nabisco Chocolate Wafer Cookies
- edible flowers
- rosewater (optional)
Use edible flowers like Johnny Jump Ups or fresh mintPrint
Easy Make-ahead chocolate Budino
This is the perfect simple dessert that you can make ahead! It’s perfect for Mother’s Day, especially if you make your own dessert or have little helpers. It’s so easy and pretty too with the dark chocolate “dirt” and an edible flower!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4
- Category: dessert
- Method: stove
3 egg yolks
2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
A pinch of salt
8 oz Semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 teaspoon rose water (optional)
1 teaspoon butter
1 cup heavy cream
edible flowers (like Johnny Jump Ups)
1/4 package Nabisco chocolate wafers (crushed)
- In the bottom of a medium-sized saucepan, whisk egg yolks with the sugar until fully combined. Slow drizzle in the heavy cream, whisking the whole time. Warm mixture over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until it is thick enough that it coats a spoon. (Don’t let it simmer or boil.)
- Place the chopped chocolate in the bottom of a bowl and set a fine-mesh strainer over it. Pour the egg yolk mixture through a strainer, onto the chocolate. Remove the strainer and stir; the heat of the egg yolk mixture should melt the chocolate. Add the rosewater if using, Mix until butter is melted and combined. Divide between five small cups and chill until fully cold and set.
- Sprinkle the crushed chocolate cookies on top and add a sprig of fresh mint or an edible flower!
This recipe makes four small servings. I used 2.5-ounce cups.
Keywords: pudding, budino, chocolate
What is the difference between budino and pudding?
I wasn’t sure exactly so I searched and found out that the difference between the American version of chocolate pudding and the Italian version called Budino is what thickens it. Pudding uses a thickening agent and the eggs are what thickens a budino.
What other kinds of Budino can you make besides chocolate?
- Salted Caramel
Spring Cleaning + Tips on Cleaning the Refrigerator
Refrigerator Organizing Bins
We used to have a refrigerator with a glass door. I think it was those years that made me keep a very neat and tidy refrigerator. Now I’m kind of obsessed but in a good way. I use refrigerator bins from The Container Store to keep things like mustard, pickles, tubes of tomato paste, basically anything small or in jars in three bins.
I clean out the refrigerator every week. About every other week, I take everything out and wipe it all down, shelves, sides….bins, drawers, everything. But since I do it so often, it takes about 10 minutes tops and that’s typical with at least one distraction. haha
Line the drawers with handwoven trivets
In the crisper drawers, I line them with trivets from A Handmade House Studio – It keeps things clean and collects leaves and “stuff” from the fruits and vegetables. But mostly, it looks nice. I also keep one in the bottom of a shallow bowl of hard-boiled eggs. Once you start, there’s no going back!
Clean everything with Thieves because it’s plant-based and safe to use on everything!
I only clean with Thieves Household Cleaner. It’s plant-based and powerful. It smells amazing and I don’t have to worry if it comes in contact with my food. I love Thieves so much that I sell it. Here’s a link. Let me know if you buy a bottle and I’ll send you the amber glass bottle that I use, plus a cute label! (For MLT readers).
stackable glass food storage containers
I love these glass food storage containers made by Anchor Hocking. Sure the lids are plastic, but they keep food fresh. Use can use them in the freezer too! And they are so reasonably priced! I’ve had multiple sets over the years and somehow they still end up in New York with my kids!
Once Brent started doing most of the cooking and shopping (thank you pandemic) things started changing around here. He rarely makes the same things twice! Can you imagine? One thing he always keeps on hand…tubes of every kind of paste. He uses them in soups, stews, marinades, sauces…The tubes last a long time and they are perfect when you need a tablespoon of something. No one wants to open a can of tomato paste to only use a tablespoon. Did you know you can even buy San Marzano Tomato Paste in a tube? So handy! I even make our favorite gingerbread muffins using ginger in a tube!
I use a shaker for baking soda and lemon essential oil
So there you go! A simple chocolate budino recipe decorated with an edible flower, and my secrets to keeping a refrigerator in tip-top shape every day!