Total Time
1hr 6mins
Prep 6 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a recipe from my Gramma's collection! It's so simple because it's made in the microwave! Cook time is chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place milk in a 1 1/2 qt casserole dish. Microwave uncovered on high for 3 minutes or until milk is hot but not boiling.
  2. Combine sugar, cornstarch, and cocoa and stir into hot milk.
  3. Microwave uncovered on high for 3 minutes or or until thickened, stirring after 1 1/2 minutes.
  4. Add margarine and extracts and stir well. Refrigerate for about an hour. Top with almonds.
Most Helpful

I have found the new way to make from scratch chocolate pudding! This is delicious! AND QUICK! AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT SCORCHING OR BURNING. I left out the almond extract and sliced almonds and served with cool whip. I also used 2% milk. Thanks for posting. It is also a good pie filling! I use just a little more cornstarch when I make pie filling.

Montana Heart Song January 12, 2008