June 21, 2012

Painting with Pudding

If you want to avoid boxed pudding mixes, we've enjoyed this homemade chocolate pudding as a snack and for dessert--it's definitely not just for painting with!

Speedy Chocolate Pudding (adapted from The Family Dinner cookbook)

1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 cups regular milk
4 ounces milk or semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt

Stir the sugar, cocoa powder, and cornstarch together in a medium-size saucepan. Gradually stir in the milk. Heat, whisking constantly, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture begins to boil and thicken, about 10 minutes.

Add the chocolate. Turn off the stove. Gently whisk until the chocolate is completely melted.

Stir in the vanilla and salt. Pour into small custard cups if you're going to eat it, or onto a plate if the kids will be painting with it.  

Can be served warm, at room temperature, or chilled.

*My camera is at the Nikon repair center, because Merritt pulled it off a counter by its strap and the LCD screen is broken.  These photos were taken by the kids' nanny.  


  1. Oh my gosh, I love the picture of Merritt with pudding everywhere, so cute!

  2. LOL! That picture of Merritt is priceless! So funny! We used to paint with yogurt (mixed with food coloring) when AJ was younger, but she doesn't try to eat the paint anymore, so she joins in craft time much more often now!

  3. MT: Yogurt and food coloring is a great idea too!


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