Creamy, dreamy, chocolatey and luscious. Chocolate pudding is a simple dessert that resonates with young and old. You can freeze this in popsicle molds, too, for yummy pudding pop treats.
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ½ cup cornstarch
- ¼ tsp salt
- 5 ½ cups milk
- ¼ cup butter
- 2 tsp vanilla
Stir in the milk.
Begin heating the pudding mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly. (Stirring constantly is necessary to prevent scorching as you bring the mixture to a boil.)
Bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. (This process took about 20 minutes on my stove top.)
Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla
Cool slightly and then pour into a bowl to finish setting up.
Cover the pudding with plastic wrap, pushing the wrap right down onto the surface of the pudding. This prevents a “skin” from forming on top.
Chill in the fridge for at least an hour. To be cold all the way through, I usually wait about 4 hours.
If you like darker chocolate flavor, add an extra 2 Tablespoons of cocoa powder to your mixture.
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: pudding, chocolate, dessert