Once upon a time, I asked my mom, "Why do you never make that slimy pudding anymore?" And she said, "I thought you didn't like it." And that, friends, is when I truly learned the meaning of the word "connotation."
3 cups milk
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup cocoa powder
A pinch of salt
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 tablespoon vanilla
Mix first five ingredients in a medium saucepan and cook until thick and bubbly.
Remove from heat; add butter and vanilla.
Separate into individual servings and chill in fridge for as long as you can stand.