Who doesn’t like chocolate pudding? It’s so rich and thick and tasty. Comfort food.
I still remember coming home from school and my grandma would be standing at the stove, making it for us. She’d be stirring and stirring and when it was done, we’d fight over who got to eat was left in the pot and who got to lick the spoon!
My grandma was an amazing cook and could make just about anything tasty. Even leftovers.
But this recipe is one ANYONE can make. Yep, you read that right, ANYONE. It’s that simple and fast.
Keep It Simple Chocolate Pudding
- 2/3 cup sugar (you can substitute Splenda)
2 1/4 cups milk (you can substitute skim milk or almond milk)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cinnamon stick
3 tablespoons corn starch
1/4 cup powdered cocoa (milk of dark or a mix!)
Blend together all the dry ingredients and set aside. Add milk, cinnamon stick, and vanilla to a saucepan and start to heat it. Whisk in the dry ingredients. Over medium heat, stirring regularly, bring the mixture to a boil. Stir it for another minute and then pour it into either a big bowl or individual dessert dishes.
Refrigerate for a couple of hours. Let the kids lick the bowl and spoon clean or give yourself a Cook’s Treat!
Some people say to cover the warm pudding with plastic so you don’t get a skin. For a lot of us, the skin is one of the best parts of the pudding, but I leave it up to you since it’s a matter of individual taste.