Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
This is the perfect chocolate pudding. It has a rich chocolate flavor, great texture and is not high in fat. I can't count the number of times I have made this. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup cocoa
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups skim milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a 2-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine the first four ingredients.
- Stir in milk until smooth.
- Microwave, uncovered on high for 3 minutes; stir.
- Microwave 4-6 minutes longer or until thickened, stirring after each minute.
- Stir in vanilla.
- Pour into individual serving dishes; cool.
- Garnish with whipped topping if desired.
This is delicious and chocolatey, like a good hot chocolate. Very quick and easy. And I love that it's not too sweet. The first time I made this (in the microwave), I did encounter some lumps. I only needed 2 minutes in step 4 for an 1100 watt microwave. The second time I made this, I used the stove, and had no lump problems. I also decided to turn it into a mocha pudding - which was awesome! I added two tablespoons of instant coffee, plus one extra tablespoon of sugar.
This reminded me of my mother's chocolate pudding she made us when we were young! My teens devoured it. Use the stovetop not microwave. Anyone used it to make a chocolate pie? That sounds so good!
Tweaked a bit by using whole milk instead of skim, and 3 Tbsp. flour instead of cornstarch. Also made on the stove top, stirring constantly with a wire whisk for about 15 minutes. Refrigerated for two hours. Delicious. I disagree with other reviewers that say this isn't sweet enough as is. I would add slightly more vanilla, but only b/c vanilla makes everything better!! Thanks for posting.