Grandma's Chocolate Pudding Recipe

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Donna Hughes of Rochester, New Hampshire reminisces, "My grandmother always made this creamy, very chocolaty pudding when we visited."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 213 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and flour. Add water and milk; stir until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Cook until thick, about 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and salt. Cool to room temperature, stirring several times. Pour into a serving bowl or individual dishes. Serve warm or chill. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Grandma's Chocolate Pudding in Taste of Home February/March 1995, p67

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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"I needed a quick chocolate fix and this fit the bill...sooooo creamy!"

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

"I've made this several times and it's delicious."

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