Homemade Chocolate Pudding
Total TimePrep: 10 min. + chilling
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1/2 cup: 196 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 milk.
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Mar 21, 2019
Mar 8, 2019
This was really good. I had a craving for chocolate pudding but didn't have any boxed mix in the pantry. I love the simplicity of the ingredients and it was delicious!! I added a few sprinkles of cinnamon to the dry ingredients to make it taste like a Mexican chocolate. I think I do need a heavier and larger saucepan. I stirred constantly and there was still some sticking to the bottom. A flat edged spoon will probably also help. It was a little too sweet for my taste. Other than that, I will definitely make it again.
Jan 2, 2019
Very good homemade pudding. I usually have only skim milk in the fridge so I had to try part evaporated milk and part skim. Came out great. When you need a very fast chocolate fix, this is the recipe for you.
Jan 2, 2019
We love chocolate pudding and I recently looked at all of the horrible ingredients in the box and decided I have to make it from scratch. In the past I used a recipe that turned out lumpy. This one is divine, not lumpy at all, just a tad sweet. Next time I will cut the sugar to 2/3 cup as other reviewers noted, otherwise I followed the recipe to a T. Like any pudding, you have to stir it the entire time to prevent burning. Once it starts to fully boil, then you time the 2 minutes but you can tell by looking at it if it is thick enough. You may have to cook slightly longer. Pair this with some homemade whipped cream and you have a yummy chocolate treat.
Dec 30, 2018
Wonderful! I have never made homemade pudding before this, and it turned out perfectly. I mixed the dry ingredients thoroughly before slowly whisking in the milk. I used 2% milk and it worked great. It seemed a bit runny at first, but set-up nicely after I put it in the refrigerator for a while. All-in-all, it was a simple and enjoyable recipe.
Nov 22, 2018
Perfect comfort food recipe for a cold night! I followed the suggestions in the other reviews and mixed my dry ingredients first, adding the milk slowly as I whisked it all together. I should have only added 2/4 cup of milk, but instead, after deciding that it was too sweet for us, added a cup of half and half as I had used all of the milk for this. I also added two tablespoons of cinnamon and it is PERFECT!!!
Nov 21, 2018
who ever created this recipe is clearly disabled. Ive used tons of other recipies on this website that have worked. Till then I tried this over 3 times and ruins your pan and does not work. The only reason why this recipe has good reviews is cause they knew it wouldin't work so they hired a bunch of bots.
Nov 15, 2018
Excellent!! I stirred the dry things together thoroughly, making sure they were lump-free, then whisked liquids in slowly, whisking often while bringing to a boil. Very smooth, excellent flavor. May thicken just a touch more next time. But this is truly delightful!
Jun 2, 2018
This was the first time I've made a pudding from scratch WITHOUT eggs and it turned out great. I understand why some people are afraid it is too soupy, but as it sets up on the counter, it gets much thicker. It's important to bring it to a boil over medium heat and cook for 2 minutes after that or it won't thicken.I used unsweetened dark chocolate powder and 1/4 cup less sugar and it was perfect!Thanks for sharing this, we will be having it again soon.
May 8, 2018
Oh my, this recipe is wonderful. No more double boilers, dividing eggs and long cooking times. Was delicious and a huge hit with my chocolate lovin husband. As for the previous review to have no lumps. I mixed my dry ingredients well then added them to the cold milk and whisked until smooth. The extra 2-3 minutes resolves the lumps. Mine was fairly thick warm but, I got side tracked and mine cooked (on med-low) for an extra 5-7 minutes and that helped thicken the pudding I’m sure. This is a definite keeper!!! Thanks Carina and TOH