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.
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
Mar 30, 2018
Easy to make and tastes delicious
Mar 28, 2018
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.
Mar 21, 2018
Made this on the weekend and used it in a chocolate trifle. It was delicious! Easy and very tasty. I'll make this again for sure! Taste of Home recipes are usually pretty reliable and I'm glad to see this pudding is no exception
Mar 21, 2018
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.
Feb 8, 2018
Easy, quick, delicious! Only complaint, the lumps. Any recommendations as to how to get rid of them?
Jan 29, 2018
This recipe is great, the only thing I don't like about it is waiting for it to chill!
Jan 15, 2018
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.
Dec 31, 2017
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.
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