Chocolate pudding brings me back to primary school lunch. It’s smooth, delicious and simple. The chocolate is light and velvety with a texture that calms and cools you right down no matter the season. It’s a chocolate lover’s staple and guess what: it’s gluten free!
There is always the store bought and boxed puddings. Why not make some at home? It’s not as hard as it looks. Trust me, I’ve tried it. You also save a buck and it keeps fresher for longer.
You can experience the goodness of chocolate pudding by mixing cornstarch, sugar, and cocoa powder in a straightforward manner.
The ultimate chocolate delight is this silky, creamy dessert!
Anyone can do it because it is so simple. You better believe it’s impossible to mess up this recipe. Additionally, your kitchen will smell divine!
The only issue you might have is lumpy pudding, but even that won’t detract from how delicious it is.
Actually, because I like the texture difference, I don’t mind the lumps.
This recipe will make store-bought pudding obsolete!
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually stir in the milk.
Bring the mixture to a boil, about 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally with a whisk. Reduce heat to low and stir constantly, scraping the bottom and the sides of the saucepan to avoid burning. Do this for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until it’s thick enough that the pudding coats the back of a metal spoon.
Remove from the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla.
Let the pudding cool to room temperature. Transfer the pudding into a bowl and press a sheet of plastic wrap directly over its surface.
Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. Serve either cold or at room temperature. Enjoy!
Who doesn’t love an easy desert for when company stops by? Or for yourself 🙂. This chocolate pudding tastes so good, is as simple as can be, and is gluten free. Better than boxed and impressive to anyone who needs a treat. Whip it up and enjoy!