Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This smooth, rich pudding, lower in fat than many recipes, has many variations. For chocolate almond, chocolate rum, or chocolate mint pudding, simply add either 1/4 tsp almond or rum extract, or 2 drops of peppermint extract along with the vanilla. Yum!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine cornstarch, cocoa, and sugar.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Gradually add milk, stirring to dissolve cornstarch and cocoa.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until mixture comes to a boil.
  5. Continue to cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring,.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  7. Spoon pudding into 4 custard cups.
  8. Chill.
Most Helpful

I don't know what I did wrong, the pudding became very gelatanous after I cooked it. It had a good flavor though, just a weird consistency.

smadie3 May 22, 2011

Awesome!! Although I do double the vanilla and much prefer it that way. Have made it both ways but double vanilla is best !! Thank you !!

Chef Gemma919 February 28, 2010

Very good! I used the microwave to cook it.

55tbird February 25, 2010