What is more tempting than a chocolate pudding? Chili chocolate pudding with grilled peaches! Yes, because it will make your taste buds jolt and then ask for more. Don’t get worried if spice is not your best friend because this is not a spicy treat. At first, you get that luscious chocolate taste and then, the kick from chili hits the back of your tongue. Paired with grilled peaches, whipped cream and chili chocolate sauce, this dessert gets uplifted to a whole new level.
Last month, Better Homes and Garden asked for a dessert contribution starring Vitamin C for their August issue. I instantly thought of incorporating fruits and citrus was the most obvious choice. But then I learnt of other Vitamin C rich ingredients, like chili pepper! A good dose, if you use raw red chili and a fairly little dose, if you use the dry powder.
The combination of chili with chocolate is not unusual but it was definitely new to our palate. We loved the subtle heat with the rich chocolate. I gobbled a little too much than I should. The rich sweetness from grilled peaches and the airy whipped cream helps to balance the heat. Plus, peaches also have a good measure of Vitamin C.
If you haven’t paired chili with chocolate, you should totally give it a go. Start with this easy pudding or just the chili chocolate sauce on ice cream and give your taste buds a good shake.