Chocolate Tasty Pastry Cream

Popular in Italy, extremely delicious and rich, this chocolate pastry cream is a base for many desserts across the world. Thick, creamy and chocolatey, you can use this recipe to frost and decorate all your favorite desserts. Try it!

Chocolate Pastry Cream Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 ¼ cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 large egg (+ 2 large egg yolks)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 


Instructions:

  • In a small saucepan, mix together milk and cocoa. Heat over medium-low heat, just till you see some bubbles at edges, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the egg and yolks along with the sugar (3-4 minutes). Next, reduce the speed to low, and put four and vanilla extract. Beat again just to combine.
  • Then, pour in the warm milk mixture. Whisk one minute more on high speed and put the cream in the saucepan again; heat. Cook over medium, whisking constantly to thicken the mixture (around 2-3 minutes).
  • Remove and pour warm cream into a bowl. Put a piece of plastic wrap straight onto the surface of the cream. Refrigerate to chill for 2 hours before serving.

Enjoy!

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