This (modified) Penzey's recipe for homemade pudding is super easy to make!*
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup natural cocoa powder
2 tbsp. cornstarch or arrowroot starch
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups non-dairy milk alternative (I like using 1 can of lite coconut milk plus enough rice milk to equal 2 cups of liquid)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
In a heavy bottomed saucepan, combine all of the dry ingredients. Over medium heat, gradually add the milk, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Leave at a full boil, stirring constantly for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour into a serving bowl. Chill, uncovered, until serving time - at least 2 hours. The pudding will thicken a bit more as it cools.
*Looking for vanilla pudding? Go here.