During the heat of August, you really don’t want to spend time over a hot stove. It’s time for simple, cold chocolate pudding that tastes great and is also good for you! Ricotta is a soft and creamy cheese used in appetizers, main dishes, and desserts like today’s simple chocolate pudding. The protein in ricotta cheese is mostly whey, a milk protein that contains all of the essential amino acids that humans need to obtain from food. Whey is easily absorbed and may promote muscle growth, help lower blood pressure, and reduce high cholesterol levels.