I got a pudding craving the other night and whipped up a batch of simple chocolate pudding with what I had on hand:
1/3 c. cocoa
3 tbsp cornstarch
3/4 c. sugar
3 c. fat free milk
half a can of evaporated milk
1/2 c. grated dark chocolate (I think semi-sweet, but I don't remember for sure)
1/4 tsp vanilla
It was ok, but the chocolate flavor wasn't very pronounced and it could have been creamier. If I did it again I'd increase the amount of grated chocolate and use milk with some fat in it. (fat free was what I had, and I was not about to drive to the store at 9:30 PM for a pudding craving) Does anybody have additional suggestions for improvement or a go-to recipe? Interesting non-chocolate flavors welcome as well.
I've also been thinking about brown sugar or honey in a vanilla flavor...might give it some interesting nuances. Any thoughts?
P.S. I also get to add pudding to the list of things that I'm apparently strange for knowing how to make from scratch. When I hopped off the couch and announced that I was going to make pudding my boyfriend stared at me and said, "We don't have any pudding." He had never heard of somebody making pudding out of something other than a box of pudding mix.