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Homemade Chocolate {and Vanilla} Pudding


Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that are the best.  Take this pudding for example.  It doesn’t require nearly as much effort as other desserts but the reward is immense in the fact that you can sit and pretend like you don’t have a care in the world…like when you were 7 and snack packs were your life.  Dipping your spoon into this smooth and creamy dessert can be your 10 minutes of bliss where nothing else matters but making things simple again.  I can even remember a time when I used to be able to barter with this stuff!  It’s just too bad that you can’t pay the mortgage with pudding.




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Homemade Chocolate {and Vanilla} Pudding
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Serves: 4 servings

  • 2 c whole milk at room temp.
  • ⅔ c sugar
  • 2 egg yolks at room temp.
  • 3 tb corn starch
  • 2 tb natural cocoa* {for chocolate}
  • ¼ ts instant espresso* {for chocolate}
  • ½ ts fine salt
  • ½ ts pure vanilla extract

  1. In a saucepan, gently heat the milk then stir in the sugar.
  2. Add the yolks but whisk constantly!
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk until it gets thick.
  4. Strain through a fine mesh sieve if there are any lumps.
  5. Cover with plastic, touching it to the top of the pudding to prevent a skin from forming.
  6. Chill for at least 3 hours before serving.

*Omit for vanilla pudding.


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