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I modified this recipe to create my own homemade chocolate pudding. I’m totally claiming it as “my” recipe now because it worked! Yay! Love it when that happens (Plus I Googled chocolate pudding recipes & I couldn’t find any others made with NesQuick Powder, so I’m totally original, right? ;P)
Why do you need a simple pudding recipe?
Because who needs to be spending an hour in front of the stove & the double boiler?
Also, I know I can buy pudding (and I usually do) but homemade is always better, right?
and, honestly, this is just as easy as the box mixes and it tastes better.
This recipe takes less than 10 minutes and it’s a good activity to do with kids.
Ok, on to the recipe:
3 tablespoons of cornstarch
1 cup of Nesquick powder (or Ovaltine or hot chocolate mix or whatever)
2 cups of milk (I used 1%)
2 tsp vanilla extract
Whisk the cornstarch & chocolate powder together in a microwave safe bowl.
Slowly whisk in the milk.
Microwave for 3 minutes, then stir.
Microwave one more minute, then stir.
Continue microwaving & stirring at one minute intervals until it stops looking like chocolate milk and starts looking and feeling like pudding. (for me, this happened after 2 minutes)
Stir in vanilla.
Refrigerate, covered with plastic wrap.
See? Wasn’t that easy? This recipe makes about 4 servings.
Try it! You won’t be sorry…unless you’re on a diet, but I promise not to tell.
You will go back to this recipe again & again. It’s super thick & chocolatey, almost like your average pudding and your average brownie got together and had a baby. That baby is this pudding. It only lasts in the fridge for about 24 hours, though. After that it gets kind of clumpy.
Next Eddie wants me to try making Nutella pudding. How amazing does that sound?
Tip: Premix corn starch and chocolate powder in Ziploc bags & store in the pantry with directions to add 2 cups of milk, microwave, then add vanilla. If you make the labels pretty you could give them away as teacher or hostess gifts.
If there is any pudding left over, you can use it to make my 3 Ingredient Fudge Pops: