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:

  • 1/2 cup granulated *sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened *cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

The wet ingredients when ready to make:

  • 3 cups of milk (I use 1%)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)
  1. Have a bowl and a sieve (if you have one) ready. The sieve is to ensure a completely creamy consistency, but is not necessary.
  2. In a cold saucepan, whisk together dry ingredients.
  3. Turn on the heat and slowly pour in the milk and whisk.
  4. Cook, stirring often. Once the mixture thickens, stir constantly until it starts to boil; then remove from heat and pour into the bowl.
  5. Stir in the vanilla and butter.
  6. Allow to cool, covered, to help prevent a skin from forming on top of the pudding. Stir occasionally as it cools. Refrigerate to cool completely.

*1/3 cup sugar with 3 tablespoons cocoa powder works well too.