½ c. cocoa
¼ cup cornstarch/or arrowroot powder (or ½ c. all purpose flour)
3 egg yolks
1 ½ c. sugar
¼ tsp. salt
2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix cocoa, cornstarch, beaten egg yolks; sugar and salt, then add milk gradually, while stirring in a pot over med-high heat. Cook until thick, beating it smooth. Cream pies take some time to thicken, so stir… and stir (10-15 min).
Using a heavy bottom pan really helps. Just keep it up until it thickens. Pour into a pre-baked pie shell.
Put in the fridge to chill, add whipped cream if you like :0 Or use the left over egg whites for a meringue topping!