Baba’s Homemade Chocolate Pudding

(Somebody was recently asking me about this recipe and because it is JUST SO GOOD I decided to repost it.)

Baba's Chocolate Pudding

My cousin-in-law, Tara, gave me her grandmother’s (baba means grandmother in polish, I think she said…) recipe for homemade chocolate pudding. She was also kind enough to say that I could share this fantastic recipe with my readers.

I am so grateful that she did because, oh my, you MUST try this recipe. You will never use boxed pudding ever again! Well, I won’t for sure. Seriously, it is not much more involved than making the “cook and serve” version of boxed pudding and tastes so much better!

Baba’s Homemade Chocolate Pudding

pudding ingredients

Forgot to put salt in the picture, but make sure you add it to the pudding mixture.

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Cocoa (1/4 – 1/2 cup depending on how chocolate-y you want your pudding. I used 1/2 cup. 🙂 )
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch (Tara said the Argo brand is the best cornstarch to use, but use whatever you have on hand.)
  • 1 pinch of salt (about 1/8 teaspoon)
  • 2 3/4 cups milk
  • Dash of vanilla (about 1/4 teaspoon)
  • Pat of butter (about a tablespoon)

cookingpudding

1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.

2. Bring to a slow boil, stirring constantly. (USE A WHISK!)

3. Pudding will thicken as it cooks. Serve warm or cold, as you would boxed pudding.

Tara suggested pouring the warm pudding over really good pound cake. When I served the pudding, I served it cold on the side of the pound cake with some homemade whipped cream. It was so delicious and a huge hit with the family. I also use this recipe when I make chocolate pudding pie.

That’s it! See, there is no reason to waste your money or consume artificial flavorings or colorings in your pudding every again. 🙂

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