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Microwave Chocolate Pudding

This Chocolate Pudding is a pudding made with sugar, milk, unsweetened cocoa powder and thickened with cornstarch. It is prepared in a microwave.

Ingredients for Chocolate Pudding:

Dry ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup (80g) granulated sugar or "Splenda" (R) sugar substitute
  • 1/4 cup (60g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1/8 tsp salt
Wet ingredients:
  • 2 cups (480ml) of whole, 2%, 1%, or skim milk. Soy milk may also be used.
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract or imitation vanilla
  1. In a 1-qt microwave-safe bowl, but NOT a metal one, mix the dry ingredients--the sugar, the unsweeetened cocoa powder, the corn starch, and the salt.
  2. Add the cold milk and mix well with a small wire whisk or an electric mixer until all the cocoa lumps have dissolved.
  3. Microwave in the bowl, on high (100%) power, for 3 minutes. Stir well.
  4. Microwave, again on high power, for an additional 4 to 6 minutes, stirring after each minute of cooking.
  5. Remove the bowl from the microwave oven and stir in the vanilla.
  6. Pour the result into 4 small custard cups and chill before serving.
Notes, tips and variations:
  • A non-metallic microwave-safe lid can be placed, slightly ajar, on the bowl while the pudding is cooking. This will prevent the pudding from splattering all over the microwave.
  • Keep a close watch on the pudding during the actual cooking, as it can easily boil over.
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