Thursday, August 16, 2012

Homemade Chocolate Pudding


Chocolate pudding was one of my favorite desserts growing up. I thought about that recently and how my mom used to serve it  in a little bowl . . . and we'd pour milk on top. After many years now, I had to try it. It's still good.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups milk, divided
  • 4 tbsp flour OR 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 6 Tbsp Nestle Quik (or 4 Tbsp Nestle plus 2 Tbsp baking cocoa)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 egg yolks

Method:
  1. In a small pot, just below medium heat, bring 1 1/2 cups milk to almost boil
  2. In the meantime, in a small bowl or 4-cup measuring cup, mix dry ingredients, then stir in 1/4 cup milk to make a smooth paste.
  3. Stir in egg yolks well, then the final 1/4 cup milk
  4. When the milk in the pot begins to show tiny bubbles along the side and a bit of skin forming on top, stir in the chocolate mix and keep stirring with whisk until smooth and bubbly. (if lumps appear they will disappear with stirring)
  5. Pour into four rameskin dishes or individual dessert bowls, cover with saran wrap and allow to set and cool in fridge.
PS For a milk chocolate taste, use Nestle Quick (chocolate drink mix), but for a dark chocolate taste, add some cocoa to the Nestle Quik and a bit more sugar if desired. This recipe can easily be altered according to taste.

9 comments:

  1. I love chocolate pudding!
    Do you use the syrup drink mix or the powder?

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    1. I use the powder. I'm sure the syrup would work, just have not tried it.

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  2. Brings back great memories!! We used to eat it warm with just a little sugar sprinkled on top and milk poured over it. YUMMY!

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  3. I love homemade chocolate pudding-thanks

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  4. Pouring milk over the pudding in pretty little glass dessert bowls is what I had as a child too! Sweet memories I had forgotten...must have again! Thanks

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  5. Chocolate pudding was the first thing I actually cooked on the stove as a child. Of course, it was from the little box, but yours sounds almost as easy, and the eggs must make it super-rich. And if you are weird like me and actually like the skin, just leave off the saran wrap.

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    1. Mmmm...the skin is the nest part. I always pour it in wide flat bowls to cool so they will be more skin!

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  6. Mom and Grandma made this lots. Grandpa taught me to sprinkle sugar and canned milk on it. Grandma always told us she put enough sugar in the pudding we didn't need any extra. But Grampa and I did it anyway.
    Mom usually said "NO" when I tried this at home..... Thanks for the reminder of a warm memory.

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  7. Aww! Sweet memories of my childhood as well. We grew up on a dairy farm and were even more decadent and used the thick (extra-extra fat) cream that rose to the top of the whole milk. Nothing quite like it!

    Shirley G

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