Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

You don't need a box! Can be doubled. I have also substituted low fat milk and half and half. Feel free to experiment with milk substitutes if you like. The corn starch really "sets" this pudding.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, stir together granulated sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt Slowly pour in 1 ½ cups milk, stirring or whisking to create a lump-free mixture Stir in 1 cup heavy cream.
  2. Place saucepan over medium heat and, stirring gently and continuously scraping bottom and sides of pan, bring mixture to a boil (boil 1 minute) Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  4. Pour pudding into stemmed glasses or custard cups or other container.
  5. Chill at least 1 hour.


Most Helpful

Delicious! Very rich and creamy, even though I made it with 2 1/2 cups of whole milk and left out the cream. I only used 2/3 cup sugar as well. I put it into little 1/2 cup containers for my kids' lunch. Now that's a snack pack :)

Planner September 23, 2009

Good, deep chocolate flavor, but it was too thick for my taste....maybe a little less cornstarch needed. I WOULD NOT MAKE THIS AGAIN.

lily29girl February 25, 2009

Very nice! First time making pudding homemade and it was delicious. Instead of the vanilla, I used Bailey's, 'cause it was on hand and I want to get rid of it. Next time I will use the vanilla. Thanks for posting.

deemcmeekin April 14, 2008

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