Rich Chocolate Hemp Pudding

2 1/4 cups hemp milk, divided
(plain, vanilla, or chocolate)
1/2 cup sugar, divided
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
Fresh strawberries or
raspberries for garnish,
optional

1. In a medium saucepan, combine 2 cups hemp milk, 1/4 cup sugar, and the salt; bring to a boil.

2. In a medium bowl, mix cornstarch, cocoa, and remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Whisk in remaining 1/4 cup hemp milk. Whisk hot-milk mixture into the cocoa mixture, and pour into saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil two minutes.

3. In a small bowl, beat egg with a fork. Gradually whisk 1 cup hot mixture into egg, and then whisk back into hot mixture. Cook, stirring over mediumlow heat, without boiling, two minutes. Stir in vanilla.

4. Pour pudding into serving glasses. To prevent skin from forming, place plastic wrap directly on surface of pudding. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about four hours. Garnish with berries, and serve.

Nutrition information per serving (4): Calories 228; Protein 7 g; Carbohydrates 41 g; Total Fat 7 g; Saturated Fat 2 g; Cholesterol 53 mg; Sodium 147 mg; Fiber 5 g