Make Your Own Chocolate Pudding
Have you ever had one of those days where you had to have something sweet? Yeah, me too but I rarely have ‘junk’ in the house which is great because I’m doing great with my weight loss (and muscle gain) and being healthy but sometimes…. I have to have something.
I don’t feel guilty with make your own chocolate pudding because I know exactly what is in it. There are no preservatives and I use only healthy foods when I make it.
We’ve been making our own homemade chocolate pudding for a while. It is really easy and inexpensive and I don’t have to worry about all of the extra additives that are included in store bought chocolate pudding.
What you need
2/3 cup sugar or sugar substitute (I use Swerve, it is made from Stevia but without the bitter aftertaste)
1/4 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
3 heaping tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2-1/4 cups organic milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Stir together sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt in medium saucepan; gradually stir in milk.
2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils; boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Pour into individual dessert dishes. To avoid a skin from forming on top, press plastic wrap directly onto surface; serve warm or refrigerate at least 2 hours. Garnish with whipped topping, if desired. 4 servings.
**Note** It will be a little runny at first because it needs to set up. I like to make these earlier in the day then have them for our dessert. You can also shred chocolate to put on top or add caramel.
I think I’m going to try butterscotch pudding next. Do you make your own puddings? Let me know your favorite kind in the comments.
Guess what, we make our own homemade vanilla pudding too! Click over to read about how easy it is.