▢ 1⅓ cups sugar ▢ ⅔ cup cocoa ▢ ⅓ cup cornstarch ▢ pinch salt ▢ 4½ cups 2% milk, or higher ▢ 3 tablespoons butter ▢ 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions STEP - 1

In a medium bowl, combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt and mix to combine.

STEP - 2

Whisk in cold milk until combined.

STEP - 3

Pour this mixture into a medium saucepan over medium heat, and while whisking constantly, cook until mixture reaches a boil. Let boil for 1 minute, still stirring.

STEP - 4

After 1 minute, remove from heat and whisk in butter and vanilla.

STEP - 5

Let cool for 20 minutes, then place plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the pudding, to prevent a skin from forming and chill until ready to serve.

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