And I know that’s quite a claim.
But I feel confident enough that you’ll agree after you try this recipe.
When it comes to pudding, I can take it or leave it. I definitely don’t seek it out. But the kids? Well, they’re a slightly different story.
When Madeline sees the ready-made packages in the dairy section of the grocery store, she, more times than not, will ask me to buy them. Usually I beg off and buy the box mixes instead. Because it’s considerably cheaper.
But filled with a lot of unpronounceable ingredients.
So it is barely a once-in-awhile treat.
And, for some reason, I’ve never thought to find a recipe to make it from scratch. But then I spied this recipe from Dinner: A Love Story last week, and it looked like the perfect little after dinner treat for the kids, and something I can easily include in their lunch containers.
And so it was.
And after tasting this recipe, I will never buy the box or pre-made pudding packages again.
I can guarantee it.
Smooth, deep chocolate-y flavor that is rich, but oh just perfectly so.
And the bonus? I bet you have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now.
Make this. For the kiddos. You. A neighbor you need to thank. It’s too good not too.
More recipes we’ve loved from Dinner: A Love Story:
These pan-roasted chicken thighs with mushrooms were completely family-approved.
This fruit cobbler recipe is the perfect way to celebrate whatever fruit-is-ripe season.
Don’t have their book yet? BUY IT. Trust me.
Basic Chocolate Pudding
Recipe courtesy of Dinner: A Love Story
Every time I make pudding I think the same thing. That’s it? It might even take more time to make Jell-O’s pudding from the box. Or put it this way: I don’t know how Jell-O’s could be faster than homemade. Makes 4 cups.
2 cups milk
2 egg yolks
2/3 cup sugar
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Whisk together milk and yolks. (I do this in a measuring cup to save a dish.) In a heavy medium saucepan, whisk sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt. Whisk in milk mixture and turn heat to medium. Whisk until pudding thickens and comes to a boil, about 5 minutes. Continue boiling one more minute, whisking constantly so it stays smooth. Remove pudding from heat and add vanilla extract. Divide pudding into bowls or containers and chill for a half hour and up to a week. Top with whipped cream, bananas, or graham cracker crumbles.