Quick Chocolate Pudding


Makes 4 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 (optional)
Assorted sugar-free candies (optional)


  1. Combine cocoa powder and cornstarch in medium microwavable bowl or 1-quart glass measure. Gradually whisk in milk until well blended.
  2. Microwave on HIGH 2 minutes; stir. Microwave on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) 3 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 pudding (without candy garnish)
Calories 78
Calories from Fat 21 %
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber <1 g
Protein 5 g
Sodium 56 mg

Dietary Exchange

Milk 1/2
Fat 1/2

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