Thick Chocolate Pudding
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + cooling
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup baking cocoa
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Whipped topping, optional
- In a 1-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Stir in milk until smooth. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes; stir. Microwave 3-5 minutes longer or until thickened, stirring after each minute. Stir in vanilla. Pour into individual serving dishes; cool. Refrigerate. Garnish with whipped topping if desired.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts1/2 cup: 180 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 134mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
Aug 17, 2019
I call this one pudding on demand. It cooked quickly and evenly on top of the stove. It’s rich and very creamy. Perfect amount for just 2 servings. A dab of cool whip and a cherry will complete this dessert for us. VFE
Sep 15, 2015
It was really rich. It was very much like box pudding. It is super easy since it is microwaved. I would prefer it more custard-y.
Aug 2, 2015
I just made this as a quick desert for dinner and it was GREAT. I will be making it many, many more times. So easy and quick.
Aug 6, 2014
This is the first dessert my eight year-old son made independently. He was so proud... and we were pleased with how yummy it was! I have only made pudding with lots of egg yolks on the stove top. This was not as custard-y, but still very delicious. And so much easier!
Jan 29, 2013
It was very easy, very chocolatey and very smooth. Best cooked pudding recipe I've ever made. I used coconut milk because I was out of regular milk and it tasted great!
Jan 29, 2013
Very easy, very creamy and very chocolatey! Loved it, it is the easiest cooked pudding recipe I've ever made. I used coconut milk because I was out of regular milk and it tastes great!
Jan 29, 2012
YUM!! This is awesome! I couldn't stop eatting it and ate the whole thing! I always loved eating hot chocolate pudding but it took so long to make. This is ready to eat quicker than instant pudding (unless you want to let it cool first). Loved this and will definitely make it again!
Jan 10, 2012
This is so much better than from a mix. I did increase the baking cocoa to 1/3 cup. Was a little too sweet for us at 1/4 cup. We like to eat this with sliced bananas in the bottom of the bowl, then put the chocolate pudding on top.
Dec 5, 2011
Wonderfully quick and chocolatey! I read this recipe and went right out and made it just now. Had some while it was still pretty warm and will try again when chilled. Next time I'll whip up some cream and make a mousse. Thanks for a very easy and delicious recipe!
Mar 4, 2011
this is a delicious recipe. I added some a little more baking cocoa & some coffee granules to give it lots of flavor. I have some more cooling right now...mmmm