Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix

Rather than paying a higher price to consume artificial flavor, disodium phosphate, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, mono and diglycerides, artificial color, yellow 5, yellow 6, bha (preservative), make your own mix! It only takes a minute.


For the dry ingredients – make in advance and store:

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

The wet ingredients when ready to make:

  • 3.5 cups of milk (I use 1%)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)
  1. In a cold saucepan, whisk together dry ingredients.
  2. Slowly pour in the milk and whisk.
  3. Turn on the heat, and cook, uncovered, stirring often, until the mixture thickens and just starts to boil, about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and optional butter.

Tip: To ensure a smooth consistency I like to pour the pudding through a fine mesh sieve and into a cold bowl. This process also speeds up the cooling process. Additionally, I like to stir in 1-2 tablespoons cold milk to quicken the cooling time. I’ve found these steps help prevent the “skin” that can form over the pudding. I also add milk at the end if the pudding seems too thick.

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