The Tomato TartTry steeping whole spices in the hot coconut milk for about 10 minutes, then strain through a sieve before reheating to melt the chocolate. If you’re adding extracts, add them a drop at a time at the same time as the vanilla.
Around the holidays, I often make this pudding with a dash of gingerbread spice or a drop of mint extract.
When shopping for dark chocolate, double check the ingredients to make sure it doesn’t contain milk, whey, or casein. Some fairly common brands are Green & Blacks Organic Dark Chocolate, Alter Eco Dark Chocolate and Newman’s Own Super Dark Chocolate. (Also, if you are Paleo, look for dark chocolate that is sweetened with stevia or honey.)