Learn how to make Homemade Chocolate Pudding from scratch! This recipe uses staple ingredients to whip up this simple sweet treat and just a few minutes of your day. You can take one more item off your grocery list!
Mix the dry ingredients: Whisk the cornstarch, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt together in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil: Whisk the milk, cold, into the saucepan. Turn the heat onto medium. Continue to whisk constantly making sure to scrape the sides of the pot, until the mixture comes to a boil.
Thicken: Continue to whisk while the pudding boils for 1 minute, then remove the pot from the heat. Stir in the butter and the vanilla until the butter melts. Divide the pudding into 2 heat safe bowls or glasses. Take 2 sheets of plastic wrap and cover the pudding, pressing the plastic wrap against the surface of the pudding to prevent a skin.
Set: Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until chilled and set.
I suggest storing your pudding with plastic wrap pressed against the surface of your pudding. This will keep leftovers fresh for as long as possible without forming a skin. Your pudding will last up to 7 days refrigerated.
I don't suggest freezing your pudding. This will affect the texture after it thaws and will become much softer. This recipe is best enjoyed fresh!