This recipe doesn't get as pudding-like as instant, but even if it totally fails, it makes a great thick hot chocolate. Also, according to my calculations, it has not much more than 100 calories for an entire cup. It has never failed to cure my chocolate cravings.
- Whisk first four ingredients together in a saucepan (you want to make sure that the cornstarch is dissolved!).
- Turn heat to medium.
- Cook until mixture is hot, stirring the entire time (don't let it boil).
- Turn heat to low and cook until pudding thickens.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in vanilla.