Chocolate Banana Pudding

Chocolate and Banana Pudding in a glass dessert cup.
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Prep Time:
20 minutes
Recipe Source:
Excerpted from Better Food for Kids: Your Essential Guide to Nutrition for all Children from Age 2 to 10 by Daina Kalnins and Joanne Saab. Copyright © 2010 Robert Rose Inc. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.


  • 2 13 cups 2% milk, divided  
  • 12 cup granulated sugar    
  • 1 egg
  • 13 cup unsweetened cocoa powder      
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 banana, sliced    
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract        


  1. In a large saucepan, combine 2 cups of the milk and all the sugar. Heat over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar, until bubbles form around edge of pan.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together remaining milk, egg, cocoa powder and cornstarch until smooth. While whisking briskly, gradually add hot milk mixture. Pour back into saucepan and cook, stirring constantly, for 8 to 10 minutes or until thickened (do not let boil). Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in banana and vanilla. Serve warm or pour into a bowl, place plastic wrap directly on surface of pudding to prevent skin from forming and refrigerate for about 2 hours, until chilled.