Chocolate pudding is a simple dessert that the whole family loves. You know I am right. The kids love it, the hubby loves it and I love it because of how easy it is to make. However, I am all about making things from scratch. I grew up making things from scratch and it just doesn’t seem right to make most things from a box. Don’t get me wrong I am one of the first to look for the easy way but when I can make it from scratch with only 4 ingredients and 15 minutes, sign me up.
Making chocolate pudding from scratch is SO SIMPLE. I know people say that all the time and it isn’t always true. But I promise as long as you don’t turn the heat up on high and scorch this dreamy batch of homemade chocolate pudding you really can’t mess it up.
When is the best time to make a batch of homemade chocolate pudding? A snowy winter day where you are stuck inside with the kids. Getting the kids involved in pouring the ingredients helps break up the day and gives them something to look forward to, which really means it gives mommy something to hang over their heads. If you don’t let your brother out of that dog kennel right now you won’t get any pudding! Kind of like Santa Clause, right?
A burning hot day in the middle of summer? Tell me you don’t love having a cool treat waiting in the fridge to be shared out on the deck. Where you can hose the kids off after they have dribbled it down their faces or have eaten it with their hands rather than a spoon?
The Cast Of Homemade Chocolate Pudding
2 cups milk reserve 1/2 cup for cornstarch
1/2 – 3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
3 tablespoons corn starch
The Directions To Make Homemade Chocolate Pudding
1. Combine 1 1/2 cup milk, sugar and cocoa over medium heat.
**Your going to think the cocoa will never mix in but once it starts warming up it just whisk it in like they were meant to be together.
2. While you are waiting for the above ingredients to warm mix the reserved 1/2 cup milk and cornstarch.
**If you mix the two together while it’s hot you will have clumps and you don’t want that.
3. Mix the cornstarch mixture into the chocolate mixture and continue to cook on medium heat until your mixture starts to boil and thicken.
4. Pour your thickened mixture into into a bowl to put into the fridge or my preferred method of individual serving bowls. I get 4 servings that are around 1/2 cup each from the above recipe.
5. Some enjoy their pudding still warm and if that is the case have at it or if your like me (remember the bribery) you will want to chill in your refrigerator for 30 minutes or more. This will give the pudding time to set up.
6. Garnish as needed.
No matter the day or time of year, pudding is the perfect treat to bring to the table. The kids can really get hands on in the measuring of ingredients and with young ones in the house cooking becomes the perfect time to work on math.
What is your favorite flavor of pudding?
About The Author Of Homemade Chocolate Pudding
Brandy is the mother of two rambunctious boys and the wife to Cory. When she is not blogging you can find her sewing, reading, riding in a tractor or enjoying the beautiful Colorado weather at the park with her boys.