Egg free chocolate custard

Egg free chocolate custard


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About this recipe: Here is a recipe for egg free chocolate custard or cream, but using agar agar. Agar agar is a natural compound that is extracted from red algae (its commercial form is a white powder). Its main property is that it gels on contact with water, so it can be used instead of eggs and cream to make recipes friendly for anyone on a special diet!


Serves: 4 

  • 1/4 teaspoon agar agar
  • 40g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 500ml skimmed milk
  • 50g caster sugar

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:2hr chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr15min 

  1. Mix agar agar and cocoa together in a small bowl. Warm milk slowly in a saucepan, adding agar agar mixture gradually while stirring vigorously. Bring to the boil and let boil for 2 to 3 minutes while stirring. Reduce heat and stir in sugar.
  2. Pour into four ramekins and let cool for 10 minutes at room temperature. Chill in the fridge for 2 hours before serving.

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