Microwave Chocolate Pudding

Microwave Chocolate Pudding

Microwave Chocolate Pudding

Nothing hits the spot better on a cold, rainy day than this creamy, rich, homemade pudding. Made with 2% milk and cocoa powder, this low fat version of the classic dessert is the perfect comfort food.


Makes 4 (1/3-cup) servings


1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1-1/2 cups reduced-fat (2%) milk
6 to 8 packets sugar substitute or equivalent of 1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Assorted small candies (optional)


  1. Combine cocoa powder and cornstarch in medium microwavable bowl or 1-quart glass measure. Gradually add milk, stirring with wire whisk until well blended.
  2. Microwave on HIGH 2 minutes; stir. Microwave on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 minutes or until thickened, stirring every 1-1/2 minutes.
  3. Stir in sugar substitute, vanilla and cinnamon, if desired. Let stand at least 5 minutes before serving, stirring occasionally to prevent skin from forming. Serve warm or chilled. Garnish with candies just before serving, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/3 cup (without candies)
Calories 139
Calories from Fat 14 %
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Carbohydrate 28 g
Fiber <1 g
Protein 4 g
Sodium 50 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1
Milk 1/2
Fat 1/2

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