By Chris from Kansas on November 14, 2003
Photo by May I Have That Recipe
Photo by May I Have That Recipe
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (152 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"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."
"My husband and I really enjoyed this. Because he is a diabetic, I made it with Splenda. This doubles nicely. I added 1/4 c. choc. chips as I always do with the packaged mixes. I will not be buying them anymore now thanks to your wonderful recipe! Thanks so much! BTW, I made this on top of the stove by first sifting dry ingredients into the pan, then slowly adding milk to make a smooth paste before adding all the milk. I brought it to a boil and then removed it from the heat after 30 seconds or so."
"Ok, a summary of things people have done:
adding instant coffee; adding some chocolate chips; stirring in a large tbsp of PB until blended;
changing up for other types of milk, including almond and soy; varying the amount of vanilla; subbing splenda and sucanant etc for sugar; cooking on stove -- bring milk to warm and then whisk in all of the other ingredients that have been pre-mixed together; make sure and cook to a full boil with cornstarch to remove the starch taste; adding coconut, roasted nuts, serve with whipped cream on top,.... Lots of variation to have with this great recipe. Prepackage it so it is ready for kids to do instead of purchased packages. ENJOY!!"
"Very quick and tasty. Cooked this on the stove with whole milk and added a touch of cinnamon. I severed this with a side of fresh whipped cream then topped it with crushed ginger snaps and heath bar pieces. Yummy!"
"This is a really good chocolate pudding. However, after making it several times, I find that using a hand held electric mixer makes a big difference (as opposed to a whisk). This will probably take care of the consistency issues some mentioned in their review :). Thanks for sharing!"
"I don't normally leave negative reviews, but I'm making an exception in this case. I followed this recipe to the LETTER last night. I am accustomed to making pie fillings and puddings in the microwave- have been doing this for years. (The only way to do it, IMO.) I was skeptical about the recipe not including eggs, but with as many great reviews that it recieved, I thought it would be okay to try it. BUT, I see now what the addition of eggs does for a pudding. That smoothy, creamy texture and rich flavor was totally lacking in this recipe. It pretty much tasted like chocolatey cornstarch "glop". Today, after sitting in the fridge overnight, the texture is almost like gelatin! Bleh. I am very disappointed in this recipe and next time I need a chocolate fix, will RUN back to my old recipe. (BTW- For those afraid of using eggs due to having egg "lumps", a simple run through a strainer before cooking can easily catch those lumps. The eggs have it!) Sorry. :( Two thumbs down."
"very good and very easy! i did mine stove top (i've just never been a fan of microwaves lol) took a bit longer but it was worth it ^_^ it was very rich, much better then any thing you could get at the store! my daughter gobbled it down in a heart beat so it has the 5 year olds seal of approval lol thanks for posting!"
"Lovely pudding! I found the thickness and sweetness to be perfect. I made it on the stove top as my microwave is a little unreliable and doubled the amount. It made 8 small bowls. Thanks for posting."
"So easy and so excellent! There is no need to make pudding from a mix ever again! Thank you!"
"First let me say, the TASTE was SO good! Its very rich and chocolatey and just right. However, I just could not get over the texture of it. YIK! I guess alot of people like that texture? But I couldnt handle it. It was like flubber (thats the best word i could use to describe it, another reviewer used it too) .. Its like slimey jelloish pudding.. Loved the flavor, but couldnt eat it and just ended up throwing it out. Sorry :("
"I too must be off the mark with this one (Sorry!). I followed the directions too the T and this is just WAY off the mark for me. The taste is not on, I agree it's a little bitter and the texture is just weird, it reminds me more of Flubber! If I didn't know this was pudding, I don't think I'd actually try it. I may just chuck this one and try something else for supper, don't even know if I can serve this one to my family. I guess my idea of the "perfect chocolate pudding" differs. A lot of people seem to love this one, and I am obviously in the minority here."
"The taste of this was good, but BOY was something wrong with the texture. The first day I made it it was creamy but had what looked like little cottage cheese chunks in it. This was strange because it was perfectly smooth before I refrigerated it. The next day the texture of it was SO weird. It was not smooth and creamy at all! It could literally be cut into blocks, just like JELL-O. So essentially it turned into chocolate JELL-O. I am so weirded out by it that I will not be finishing it. Sorry :("
"I am sorry that I have to rate this so low. I tried multiple times to make this in the microwave. When it first comes it it is very thick (Just what I wanted), but as it cooled it became more and more runny. By the end it was more like a chocolate milk in consistency. When I asked on the Q & A forum what might be happening (I tried to make it twice by then), they thought I was over cooking it. So the next couple of times I worked on adjusting the time and/or the power setting. Still when it first came out it was a perfect thickness, but as it cooled it went back to that chocolate milk consistency. I do have to say, I loved the flavor. It was chocolatey and not sweet. Again I am sorry, but thanks for sharing. The hundred reviews that were positive can't be wrong. Just didn't work for me."
"This was perfect. I made it on the stove top as many others did, and used a whisk. It does go from liquid to thick in an instant so watch it closely. Thanks for posting."
"I made this in the microwave tonight, scaled down to one serving, in an 8 oz. coffee mug. Since it was a smaller quantity, I only nuked it for two minutes, stirring after each. By the time it was done, it had reached the top of the mug but did not overflow. I ate it right away, and it was very good. Thank you!"
"I've made this several times but always seem to forget to rate it! I also make this on the stovetop and whisk continuously. It takes a bit longer but I prefer it this way. When it thickens, it will thicken FAST so keep an eye on it! I personally cut the sugar down a bit as I often serve it with a little freshly whipped cream on top. It's the perfect sweet treat that everyone around here loves! Thanks :)"
"WOW - who knew it was so easy to make chocolate pudding! We've made it twice now and the last time put mind extract in it for a different flavor combo - both ways are lovely. Thanks."
"This is so quick and easy to make, and also delicious!"