|By Laura Pucillo|
4 cups whole milk
3/4 cup cornstarch
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
1 bag Ghirardelli 70% cacao chocolate chips
2 cups heavy cream (for whipping)
Pour milk into a medium pot; whisk in cornstarch, sugar, and salt. Bring the milk mixture to a full boil, then remove from heat. Add chocolate chips and vanilla. Whisk until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Next return to heat and bring to a second boil, while constantly whisking. The pudding will start to thicken rapidly, when you've reached your desired consistency remove the pot from the stove and allow the pudding to cool.
In a chilled bowl whisk the heavy cream with 1/4 cup off granulated sugar until stiff peaks form.
Serve the pudding warm or cool, I suggest warm, topped with a large dollop of whipped cream!