Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins
- 2 1⁄2 cups instant nonfat dry milk powder
- 5 cups sugar
- 3 cups cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1⁄2 cups unsweetened cocoa
- 2⁄3 cup chocolate pudding mix
- 2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Mix the dry milk powder, sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cocoa together until well blended.
- It can be stored in a big airtight container or glass jar until you need it.
- To use, stir mix before using to redistribute ingredients.
- Measure out 2/3 cup of the pudding mix into a medium saucepan.
- Add milk, vanilla and butter and cook over low heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil.
- Continue cooking and stirring for another minute.
- Remove from heat and let cool.
True chocolate lovers always like homemade chocolate pudding and this one was no exception! We inhaled it and ate enough for 4 people, though there was just 2 of us! No more store bought crap for us, this is it from now on!
I too cut the recipe in half because I didn't have 5 cups of sugar. It still made a whole lot! My kids love the taste of this pudding! I think that instead of goody bags for my daughters classmates at Christmas, we will give put this mix in a cellophane back, tie with a ribbon, and attach a card with the directions to make the pudding!
My family loved this!! We much prefer cooked pudding over instant, and "made from scratch" pudding is even better. It cooked up thick and creamy, with a light chocolate taste. I did have to cook it about 35-40 minutes before it came to a boil, but that could have been due to my stove's "low" setting being lower than most. Also, this seemed to make a lot of dry mix, so I 1/4 the dry ingredients because I didn't want to make that much. I really liked the fact that you can make up a batch of the dry ingredients ahead of time to make when needed. Thank you for this wonderful recipe...it is definitely a keeper.