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 whole 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.
Aug 10, 2019
This is just awesome! I've been looking a long time for a chocolate pudding recipe to make from scratch instead of the box kind and this recipe does the trick. It makes a lot but that's fine because I won't run out too soon. I made this recipe exactly as written and it was simple to make.
Jul 30, 2019
I make this frequently. We love chocolate pudding--it's like pie without the extra calories in the crust! I use either 2% milk or canned milk depending on what I have. I usually toss in a handful of pecans at the end. I leave it in the pan, stirring occasionally to keep the film from forming on top, then pour into the bowls. Whipped cream on top makes it extra yummy.
Jul 24, 2019
Can I use half
Jun 30, 2019
Delicious and fast to make! I made this for my husband's birthday and used crushed malt balls and real whipped cream on top for garnish. Fantastic!
Mar 31, 2019
This pudding was delicious! I'm not fond of constant stirring, so I did the same thing I do with boxed mixes -- I made this in the microwave. Just cook on high for 2 minutes at a time till it starts to thicken, then at one-minute intervals, whisking after each time. No standing, no scorching. The first time I made it, I forgot to add the butter and vanilla. The second time, I added them, but decided I preferred it without. (Also tried it with artificial sweetener. Edible, but not as good.)
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.