- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- M&M's, optional
- In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt. gradually add milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Spoon into individual serving dishes. Chill until serving. Sprinkle with M&M's if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Reviews forHomemade Chocolate Pudding
"easy to make and tastes delicious"
"This came out great. I did a half recipe and it served 3. I think the folks who commented that it was like "soup" may have been expecting this pudding have the consistency of an instant right after it's mixed. It doesn't, not until after refrigeration."
"easy to make. Had all ingredients on hand. I did take the advice of a fellow baker & used 2/3 cup sugar & I'm glad I did. After putting all the dry ingredients in the sauce pan, I wisked it all together & continued stirring as I was adding the milk slowly. No lumps, it set up beautifully. It was plenty sweet, plenty of chocolate flavor. Will definitely be making again."
"This recipe is great, the only thing I don't like about it is waiting for it to chill!"
"Well, I just finished my first batch of this recipe, and from the taste of the dregs in the pan it tastes pretty good. It's cooling down now and I'm excited to try it. It's not like soup as someone else commented. It thickened just fine. Hoping a skin forms on top like the boxed stuff does. Overall, I think I found my new pudding recipe. Love your magazine as well."
"This is fantastic! I absolutely loved making this with my oldest (he's 11). We ended up making 2 batches of this pudding just this morning. We nearly stirred in continuously so nothing burned on the bottom of the pan. One of our batches was made with a sugar substitute and still turned out amazingly well. If yours seams soupy, don't worry. It will thicken up after it's been in the fridge for a bit. We topped with homemade cool whip."
"Turned out great ....remember when making this recipe to follow directions ...a lot of comments say it's like soup ...well you have to let it boil first then time for 2 min ;) will be making again."
"This was a terrible recipe. I made this pudding and it made soup. I took the pot off the hot burner and moved it to a cold burner. I tempered two tablespoons of the pudding into four lightly beaten eggs. Tempering is when you take a little bit of chocolate, mix it with eggs and then pour it back in the pot and mix vigorously. I then put the pot back on the hot burner, kept stirring for another three minutes and it thickened."