Introduction: Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Here is a super easy way to make homemade chocolate pudding yourself.  With all the additives and perservatives found in foods today, why not make your own. You'll never want to buy store bought pudding again!

Like the edible chocolate wolf? Check out my instructable on how to make them.

Step 1: Items Needed

5-6 ramekins or small bowls
1/4 Cup Cornstarch
1/2 Cup sugar
6oz. of dark chocolate chips (Use8oz for you CHOCOLATE LOVERS)
3 Cups Whole Milk
pinch of salt
1 tsp Vanilla extract

Step 2: Making the Pudding

Step 1-
Over medium heat add 3 Cups of whole milk to a large saucepan.

Step 2-
In sifter, add together 1/4 Cup Cornstarch, 1/2 Cup granulated sugar, pinch of salt

Step 3-
Sift the cornstarch, sugar and salt into the milk stirring constantly to make sure no lumps form. Make sure to scrape the sides and the bottom often.
Step 4-
Stir the mixture continuously for 15-20 minutes until it begins to have the consistency of heavy cream. Mixture should coat the spatula

Step 3: Adding the Chocolate

Once the mixture has reached the consistency of heavy cream,. turn the heat down to low

Step 5-
Add the chocolate chips stirring constantly. Make sure to scrape the sides and the bottom often to incorporate everything

Step 6-
Continue to stir until all the chocolate is melted and no small lumps remain (3-5 minutes)

Step 7-
When pudding is smooth, remove from heat & stir in vanilla extract

Step 4: Cooling the Pudding

Step 8-
Pour pudding into ramekins or small bowls

At this stage, I added a little mint chip to the center of 2 of ramekins for my eldest daughter who LOVES mint chocolate chip. You could also add a few mint chips into the mixture when adding the chocolate chips to make a whole batch of Mint chocolate chip pudding or substitute the vanilla extract for Mint extract.

Step 9- 
Cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge for 2-4 hours to cool

Step 10- Enjoy!!!!
Add a little pizzazz to the pudding and decorate it with some fresh homemade whip cream and an edible chocolate wolf (I had made the wolves for a Twilight themed birthday and had extras) Check out my Instructables on how to make them.