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 teaspoons vanilla extract
- M&M's, optional
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 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.
Jan 8, 2020
I cut this recipe in half...makes for a great warm snack. Top with milk chocolate morsels!
Dec 29, 2019
For those getting soup, here is the science of corn starch from the net. Cornstarch must be cooked to 95°C (203°F) before thickening begins. At that point, it usually thickens fairly quickly and the sauce turns from opaque to transparent. When cornstarch thins after it's thickened, it's usually due to continued stirring. Once the thickening network forms, any agitation interferes with the setting process. The sauce thins when the starch network that sets and traps the liquid is broken. Liquid is released and thins the sauce.
Dec 28, 2019
The finished dessert had the consistancy of frosting rather than pudding, and the after taste is sugar rather than chocolate. I was so disapponted. I was too sweet to eat on it's own, so we frosted cookies with it.
Dec 8, 2019
I love this pudding and it is so easy to make!
Sep 15, 2019
Best pudding recipe ever!!
Sep 13, 2019
One amazing tip... sprinkle a generous amount of sugar over top once in the serving bowls and it stops the layer forming on the top. Very similar to the one I do but I don’t add butter or vanilla at the end I just leave it to set and it tastes great
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!