Classic Homemade Chocolate Pudding is not only thick and silky, but it’s deceptively easy to make!
Sometimes a girl gets a craving for chocolate pudding, and I’m not talking about the boxed stuff. Nooo, I’m talking about the homemade kind: rich, thick, smooth and silky, with no weird ingredients or powdery aftertaste…homemade chocolate pudding that’s simple, classic, and positively addictive!
So since I recently had such a craving and whipped up such a batch, I reckon I ought to share it here with you today. There’s nothing really groundbreaking about this recipe, y’all…it’s just easy, and dang good, and one that I feel you should have in your repertoire.
Can I admit a little something if you promise not to judge? I’m a pudding snob. That’s right…I can’t stand the instant boxed kind that requires no cooking. The cook-and-serve variety is immeasurably better, but guess what? With only slightly more effort, you can cook up a pot of 100% homemade chocolate pudding that is above and beyond anything you can find in the inner aisles of the grocery store.
Homemade Chocolate Pudding is magical in its simplicity and deliciousness. It’s a challenge not to eat it warm, straight out of the pot. But allowed to chill, it becomes thick and glossy, ready to satisfy any chocoholic or pudding lover’s deepest cravings.
In fact, I have no doubt that I could ingest a whole pot of this stuff in one sitting…but fortunately for my waistline, I have pudding aficionado children who wouldn’t allow such a travesty to occur in their presence. Nooo, if I tried to keep it to myself, you’d be able to hear their protests (AKA, whining) from here to Timbuktu. So as long as I don’t make this recipe in solitary confinement, I have no choice but to share. Yay and darn.
Before I leave you to the recipe, I feel obliged to share my favorite homemade pudding making trick, in case you’re not already privy to it. If you don’t like the thick skin that forms on top of cooked pudding as it cools, simply lay a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding while still warm. The plastic wrap will act as a replacement for the skin and, once peeled off, it will reveal completely smooth and silky pudding underneath.
So are you a fellow chocolate pudding fanatic? If so, I do believe you need this recipe in your life. Easy…homemade…BLISS.
Adapted from Food Network
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