This is a great way to use up milk and have a treat at the same time. It's super cheap and is made with pantry ingredients that you probably already have on hand!
Chocolate Pudding (this is from Recipezaar)
6 TBSP sugar
4 TBSP cornstarch
2 heaping TBSP cocoa powder
pinch of salt
2 cups milk (I wouldn't use skim)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Combine all dry ingredients in saucepan until well blended. Add milk and turn burner on high. Stir constantly while cooking and cook until desired consistency. (This is usually around 3-5 minutes..it goes quick!). Remove from burner and stir in vanilla. Cool and refrigerate.
I also made a Lemon variation. Follow instructions from above just omit cocoa powder and vanilla and replace with 1/4 c fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 2 medium lemons).