Chocolate Pudding - Condensed Milk Version

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READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by GFJane

Out of regular milk or evaporated milk? You can still make delicious and creamychocolate pudding! For the chocolate, use what you have on hand. You can use all cocoa (4 T), all unsweetened chocolate (4 oz), or substitute 1 or 2 ounces of the unsweetened chocolate with bittersweet or semisweet chips. Use coconut or almond milk to replace some or all of the water to add a subtle coconut or almond flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 14 cup cornstarch
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, in small pieces
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 14 cups water (you can also use almond milk or coconut milk to add additional flavor)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla (you can also use almond extract)


  1. Combine cocoa and cornstarch in bottom of heavy bottomed saucepan. Add condensed milk and water and stir to combine.
  2. Use medium low heat and stir regularly until cit begins to thicken.
  3. Once it starts to thicken, stir constantly until it begins to boil/bubble.
  4. Allow pudding to cook for one more minute after it first begins to boil/bubble.
  5. If the pudding got lumpy (either heat was a little high or it wasn't stirred enough when it was thickening, use an immersion blender or whisk to make it smooth.
  6. Remove pudding from heat and stir in vanilla. You can substitute almond flavoring for the vanilla if you prefer that flavor.
  7. Pour into four bowls. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing the plastic onto the top of the pudding; this will prevent the pudding from forming a thick skin.
  8. Refrigerate until chilled or eat immediately. Serve with whipped topping.

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