Simple Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups milk (I use 2%)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)

Alternative recipe

  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups milk (I use 2%)
  • ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt.
  2. Over medium heat, slowly add the milk, whisking constantly.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil and continue to whisk for an additional minute. The mixture will be thick at this point.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, butter (and chocolate chips, if using alternate recipe) until melted.
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