What you will need:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 pint strawberries with the stems
In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt. Add the milk, whisking to combine, and set the pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, and cook until the pudding thickens, 2-3 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla.
ladle the pudding into four 4-oz ramekins or small bowls and let cool.
serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled, passing the strawberries around for dipping.
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