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chocolate pudding

a recipe by
Suzanne Larsen
Ankeny, IA

My mom made this for us as kids for years. When I got married, it's one of the recipes she gave me. I'm still making it today and it's always a favorite at our house.

serves 4-8
prep time 5 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chocolate pudding

  • 2 c
    milk (2% or whole)
  • 4 Tbsp
    granulated sugar (rounded tablespoons)
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2
    chocolate, semi-sweet squares
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla, pure extract
  • cool whip or half-n-half

How To Make chocolate pudding

  • 1
    In your mixing bowl, beat one egg with 2 cups milk.
  • 2
    Add the sugar, salt and cornstarch and beat until dissolved.
  • 3
    Pour the milk mixture into a saucepan.
  • 4
    Cook until the semi-sweet chocolate squares are melted.
  • 5
    Cook over medium heat until thickened.
  • 6
    Remove from the heat and add the teaspoon of vanilla.
  • 7
    Pour into individual dishes and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • 8
    Top each dish of pudding with a spoonful of Cool Whip or a little Half-n-Half. Note: If you decide to eat the pudding while it's still warm, the Half-n-Half makes a great addition.