On Sunday, Andrew, who is happiest when his day is filled with games and sports, has told us that he wants to take a bike ride with Celia to get fresh bagels, enjoy breakfast and coffee on our porch, then sprint after an Aerobie in the park with Solomon. When their bodies are tired, he’ll probably take a quick nap, followed by a game of cribbage with the kids.
For dinner, we’ll grill some ribs , and for dessert, the kids plan to make Andrew one of his favorite childhood desserts, homemade chocolate pudding.
Pudding is a really easy dessert to make from scratch, and your kids will feel very proud of themselves if they make it for their dad on Father’s Day.
Slowly heat the ingredients so the milk does not burn.
I’d love to hear about your kids’ favorite thing to do with their dad or how he would spend his ideal father’s day.
Recipe: Chocolate Pudding with Raspberries
Make this easy pudding from scratch!
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 2 3/4 cups nonfat or low fat milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 pint fresh raspberries (optional)
- 2 Tbsp. peanut butter chips (optional)
- In a small heavy stockpot over medium-high heat, combine the sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt. Whisk in the milk, bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, stirring and scraping the bottom and edges of the pot frequently, until the mixture is thick and bubbly, about 10 minutes.
- Remove it from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Pour the mixture into 4 small bowls or ramekins, put a raspberry in the center, cover, and refrigerate until cool, at least 30 minutes and up to 3 days. Serve topped with additional raspberries or 1 - 2 tsp. peanut butter chips, if desired.