A rich, silky homemade chocolate pudding made the same way in our family since the 50's. Cooled pudding will form a dark skin on top, which is our favorite part! Top with whipped cream, if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sift and whisk sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt together in a saucepan.

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  • Heat saucepan over medium heat. Pour milk in slowly, whisking constantly until incorporated. Cook, stirring often with a metal spoon, until pudding is noticeably thicker and clings to the spoon, about 10 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Divide between 4 small bowls and serve immediately, or chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

185 calories; protein 6.5g; carbohydrates 33.4g; fat 4g; cholesterol 12.2mg; sodium 210.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2020
I love it and will definitely make it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/04/2020
The flavor was good, but we didn't like the skin on the top. Read More
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2020
Simple and good. Why isn't this the first pudding recipe that comes up with allrecipes search? It's so much better than the eggless cornstarch based version. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2020
I love it and will definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2019
7.28.19 This doesn t take any more time than mixing up a box of pudding with ingredients always in the pantry but the consistency and taste is just so much better. Only suggestion would be to use a good-quality cocoa because that s what you re really going to taste here. Silky creamy smooth rich even made with skim milk (what was on hand). Just not quite as thick as I'd have liked so I'll add a bit more cornstarch the next time. Thanks for sharing your nana s recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2020
I will never use a boxed chocolate pudding mix again. This is so easy. I did substitute one cup of heavy cream for a cup of milk. That worked very well. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2020
Excellent texture and taste! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2020
Easy and delicious! It’s now my go to! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/04/2020
The flavor was good, but we didn't like the skin on the top. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2020
Pretty yummy for such limited ingredients. I made it with powedered milk and it turned out good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2020
My grandkids love it. I would make this again. Read More
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