Everyone knows that the grandchildren love chocolate pudding. Next time that they visit, make them a batch of "from scratch" pudding. You will be the hit of the household. It is not much more time consuming than the cook 'n serve variety and so much better. Definitely, they will turn their noses up at instant pudding after tasting this delectable dessert.
If you really want to make a statement, splurge and purchase Ghiradelli's premium cocoa for even greater flavor.
You will need a good heavy pot and a fast turning wrist for stirring- but it is only for two minutes.
"From Scratch" Chocolate Pudding
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
3 tbs cornstarch
2 1/4 cups milk
1 tablespoon butter
1 tsp vanilla
Place sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt in a heavy medium pot. Stir together. Slowly add milk to pot. Bring ingredients to a boil on medium high heat. Boil and stir or whisk constantly for two minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Cool on stovetop. Pour into 4 serving containers. Chill in refrigerator until serving - at least 4 hours- for flavors to meld.
How easy is that? Try it tonight!