How to Make Chocolate Pudding from Scratch

How to Make Chocolate Pudding from Scratch hey good afternoon everybody today I’m going to show you how to make your own chocolate pudding okay once you know how to do this and it’s a few simple ingredients you’ll never have to worry about whether you’ve got a box of mix in the cupboard and you definitely won’t have to pay four or five dollars for one of those little tubs in the dairy case here’s the ingredients 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/4 cup cornstarch, pinch of salt 2 and 1/2 cups milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 tablespoons butter so measure the sugar, the cornstarch Cocoa and salt into a three quart saucepan and just mix that up a bit I prefer a wooden spoon to a whisk for this because it lets
you get into the corners while it’s cooking
which really can’t do efficiently with a whisk now one of the reasons I have increased the cocoa in this and added some butter is that way you don’t have to worry about adding real
chocolate to it to give it a real chocolatey flavor yeah you can do this on the stove as
well actually I’m gonna move over there now and just add the milk and it does come out quite well
honestly if you use like whole milk it will just have a richer flavor but this comes out just fine and instead of getting my half cup dirty, I’ve already got the quarter cup one so I’ll just put in two quarters for the half so just start with your wooden spoon to try to stir in what you can and then turn the heat on it just comes out a lot easier if you
don’t have a whole bunch really big lumps in there before it gets hot start that on medium-high and stir until everything is dissolved. I decided to put some light on so you could see a bit better with the amount of cocoa in here some of that will probably stick to the side a little, no
harm done you should try to keep it moving with
the spoon so it doesn’t burn on the bottom And the more you stir, the less lumps you will have in your pudding. and you can see it thickening up
quite nicely there and if I stir it quick, you can actually start to see the bottom of the pan a little bit when it gets really thick at this point just stop for a little bit and see how many bubbles you’ve got if it’s only one or two like this keep
stirring. It’s cooked when it comes to a full boil yes so I stop now and it’s got that nice glossy lava look there I’ll zoom in a little bit so you can see that. At this point, turn it off the heat then get the vanilla and the butter stir the vanilla in first and drop in the butter and just stir that up until the butter
melts and at this point you’re pretty much
done what you can do is transfer this to either individual serving dishes and a big bowl and I am actually going to
pour this into a bowl and if you have people that like skin
on their pudding just leave it alone if you have people that don’t like skin
what you do is after it’s cooled down you get a piece (I’m not even going to show you now
because it’s too hot) after its cooled down, you get a piece a
plastic wrap and push that down onto the face of the pudding and that will keep it from
developing a skin and also if you notice there are a few tiny little lumps in here so if you’re either a pudding purist or
you have finicky guests what you can do is you
can get a strainer like this and pour the pudding into it over another bowl and just rub it with a spoon to get out any lumps. Personally it is way too much
work for me and it doesn’t affect the taste at all. I’m going to pour some into a bowl here so you can get an idea of the consistency and texture It looks like it’s all going to fit, that’s nice and I will a spatula to get the rest on
the bottom because there is a fair amount. Even while it’s still this hot, it has thickened up quite a bit so it’s going to make a really nice pudding
for dessert so that’s how you make chocolate pudding Thanks for watching and I hope to see you again

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