Friday, May 30, 2008

Summer time treat: home made chocolate pudding!

Making homemade pudding is EASY and keeps all the chemicals in processed pudding OUT! Homemade pudding is also loaded with calcium and protein... makes for a healthy treat! With milk prices going up we don't make it as often as I used to, but it is still a good summer time treat. For other frugal tips go here.

Hasty Chocolate Pudding
1 cup sugar (I actually use a little less)
2/3 cup cocoa powder
6 TBL cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
4 cups milk
4 tsp vanilla

  1. In a microwave safe bowl whisk together the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt.
  2. Whisk in milk, a little at at time, so the the mixture does not have any dry lumps.
  3. Place this mixture in the microwave and cook on high for 3 minutes. Stir, then cook at 1 minute intervals, stirring in between, until shiny and thick. (3dditional 3-5 minutes total)
  4. Stir in vanilla
  5. Place a piece of plastic wrap or wax paper directly on the surface of the pudding to prevent a skin from forming. Chill. Serve cold. **I speed the cooling time by placing my bowl of pudding inside a large bowl filled with ice water. Just be careful to keep water out of pudding. Stir pudding every so often and replace ice water as necessary.**

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Anonymous said...

This sounds delicious! I was reading your posts at MomAdvice forum. I think we have a LOT in common! Nice to find other moms with websites & blogs (who else could understand the work that goes into them)!


tammi said...

For years I've made the most delicious chocolate cream pies (if I do say so myself!), but only just recently thought to make the custard in little plastic bowls instead of a pie crust. The girls love it WAY more than the store-bought puddings and it's a heck of a lot cheaper, too! I'm not sure why I never thought of doing it before!