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Nana's Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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15 m servings 185
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Sift and whisk sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt together in a saucepan.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Per Serving: 185 calories; 4 33.4 6.5 12 210 Full nutrition

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Pretty yummy for such limited ingredients. I made it with powedered milk and it turned out good.

Outstanding and super simple.

The flavor was good, but we didn't like the skin on the top.

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.

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 t...