We spent so many childhood afternoons sitting at the counter in Grandma’s kitchen, savoring the chocolatey comfort of a bowl of homemade pudding. We loved it then, and we love it now. Chocolate pudding certainly ain’t fancy, but it’s indulgent without being fussy. It’s dense, but velvety at the same time. It’s simple, but it will cure any chocolate craving. It’s love in a bowl. And that’s hard to beat.
It may be easy to reach for that little box of instant stuff to whisk up some pudding, and some days that might suffice just fine, but there’s nothing like the creamy, dreamy homemade version. Our recipe relies on both egg yolks and cornstarch to give it a little bit more of a silky, custardy feel. The ingredients are whisked up simply in a double boiler; we promise it’s a breeze to make. And the texture and deep chocolate flavor are absolutely heavenly.
This American classic has endured throughout the years because it’s homey and simple and it’s straight-up delicious. It’s an easy no-bake confection to whip up and it’s no wonder Grandma loved to make it for the kids all those years ago. We love to make it for ours, and to this day, it’s still hard for us to wait until it cools to serve up a bowl. Luckily there’s always the spoon to lick. What are you waiting for? Go on ahead and make some for the “kids!”
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