TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 526 calories, 34g fat (20g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 277mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a 2-1/2-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine the sugar, cocoa, flour and salt. Gradually whisk in milk and cream until smooth. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave on high for 8-9 minutes or until thickened, whisking every 4 minutes. Whisk in the vanilla.
  2. Pour into dessert dishes. Serve warm, or press a piece of waxed paper or plastic wrap on top of pudding and refrigerate. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Homemade Cocoa Pudding in Country Woman January/February 2002, p35

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