Why, yes. Yes, I will! 🙂
So, I walked into a local discount store, and they had short-dated milk for .99/gallon. GALLON! Somehow, 3 of these suckers followed me home. As I was starting to play Fridge Tetris (TM), I remembered that dh had bought a gallon already last night! So… I thought about what uses up a lot of milk. PUDDING! Sweet, smooth, creamy, and CHOCOLATEY! I hopped onto my favorite recipe sit,e , and pulled up the following bit of magic. You will get the best results from a high quality cocoa, and you might even consider throwing a pat of butter in when you add the vanilla. I didn’t, and the results were pretty darn awesome, and we didn’t even wait till it was fully cooled!
Hasty Chocolate Pudding
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1. In a microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the sugar, cocoa and cornstarch. Whisk in milk a little at a time so the mixture does not have any dry lumps.
2. Place in the microwave, and cook for 3 minutes on high. Stir, then cook at 1 minute intervals, stirring between cooking times for 2 to 4 minutes, or until shiny and thick. Stir in vanilla.
3. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding to prevent a skin from forming, and chill in the refrigerator. Serve cold.