Vintage Recipes: Chocolate Pudding

This vintage recipe came out of the Betty Crocker’s Bisquick Cook Book. Which edition I have no idea but the drawing would have me thinking the late 50’s into the 60’s era.

Yes, Bisquick is no one’s “healthy food” but it is a good pantry staple to have on hand. It’s got a good shelf life and can make interesting recipes. Great for prepping.

I used dark cocoa powder for a nice dark pudding. Not too sweet!

And you could even use a quality powder milk to make this a full pantry staple recipe.

Chocolate Pudding


  • ½ cup Bisquick or similar baking mix
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 cups cold whole milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


In a saucepan add the Bisquick, sugar, and cocoa powder. Whisk till fully mixed.

Add in the water and milk, whisk till smooth.

Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly until it comes to a boil, cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Ladle into small bowls, refrigerate till cold.

Top with whipped cream if desired.

Makes 6 portions.