Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding

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It’s Sunday night and we’ve had a wonderful weekend in the sunshine.  Everyone is worn out between hiking and starting the garden.  We were in the mood for chocolate but didn’t want to fuss.  I needed something quick that would be ready by the time we finished dinner.

Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding used ingredients already in the cupboard.  It took less than 10 minutes from “hmmmm… we should try this” to “oh my gosh this is SO GOOD!”  This also be the filling for no-bake chocolate pie.  (I’m not that organized.  Next time.)

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Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding

Makes 6 5-oz ramekins or the filling for 1 9-inch pie


  • 1/4 C quality unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/2 C packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 C cornstarch
  • 3/4 t salt
  • 2/3 C (5 oz can) evaporated milk
  • 2 C milk
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 T butter
  • Garnish


Whisk together cocoa, sugar, corn starch and salt in saucepan.  Crush lumps with your fingers.

Add evaporated milk and milk, turn to medium heat.  Whisk to combine.

Stay by the saucepan and stir until it boils.  All of a sudden the mixture will thicken rapidly.  Remove from heat.

Add butter and vanilla.  When all is melted, pour into serving cups.

Refrigerate while you make dinner (about an hour).  Garnish and serve.  I used coconut and chocolate shavings.

Watch everyone be impressed you made this from scratch!

Modified from “Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding,”, by Kelly Thompson

Anna Lookingbill

Anna Lookingbill

I'm a self-taught Betty Crocker. Food should be pretty, delicious and have sprinkles. Professionally I'm a clinical social worker. Follow me on Facebook and Pinterest- Sugar and Spice Baking Blog- for great recipes, amazing restaurants and culinary adventures.

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