This is a delicious Homemade Chocolate Pudding recipe that is easy to whip up using common pantry ingredients! Curb that chocolate craving with this dessert.
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Best Chocolate Pudding Recipe
One of my goals this year is to eliminate more “convenience food” from my family’s diet. My family doesn’t really eat a lot of pre-packaged food, but I’m still hoping to eliminate most, if not all, of it from our house.
I like knowing I can make something just as easily as I can dump it out of a package. I also like knowing that I can say the name of every single ingredient in a recipe. It’s the little things, ya know?
Before Christmas, I sat down, dug through some of my old handwritten recipes, and found this little gem for homemade chocolate pudding. It’s super simple to make. I forgot how much my kids love this dessert! And heck, me too! (By the way, I love those old handwritten recipes – don’t you?!)
I’m super excited. I have another favorite snack item of mine I can just make at home.
Y’all, I crave chocolate ALL THE TIME. Thankfully, I don’t have to spend a ton of money every time the urge arises. I can just make a simple treat like this chocolate pudding at home! I hope you enjoy it as well!
Homemade Chocolate Pudding: Ingredients & Equipment
For this Homemade Chocolate Pudding recipe, you’ll need …
- sugar, cornstarch, and salt – your first ingredients make up the base of the pudding.
- cocoa powder – for chocolatey deliciousness!
- milk, butter – to give your pudding a creamy texture and taste.
- vanilla extract – as in most sweet treats, a hint of vanilla extract really “pumps up” the other ingredients and brings out their flavor. Don’t leave it out, even if it seems odd!
- heavy saucepan – all you’ll need to cook your ingredients!
How to make Homemade Chocolate Pudding
First, mix your ingredients. Whisk together the sugar, baking cocoa, cornstarch, and salt in a heavy saucepan. Gradually add milk, whisking to combine.
Next, cook the ingredients. Bring your mixture to a boil over medium heat, whisking occasionally. Once the mixture comes to a boil, continue to boil and whisk continuously for 2 minutes.
Finally, remove it from the heat, chill it, and serve! Remove your pudding from the heat. Stir in your butter and vanilla extract. Spoon it into individual serving dishes, then chill it until you’re ready to chow down!
Homemade Chocolate Pudding: FAQs
About 15 minutes. 10 of that is cooking, and 5 of that is hands-on prep time.
Any kind you like! We tend to use whole milk for the super-creamy taste it brings, but we’ve also tried it with 2%, 1%, etc., and the pudding was still phenomenal.
I wouldn’t, as the texture changes when you thaw it out. Unless you like pudding pops, then go ahead!
Use an airtight container; it’ll be fine for 3-4 days!
Use plastic wrap! Place it directly on top of the pudding with no air bubbles. It’ll stop the weird, icky skin from forming.
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Homemade Chocolate Pudding
Curb that sweet craving with this delicious Homemade Chocolate Pudding recipe that is easy to whip up using common pantry ingredients!
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups milk (any kind you like)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a heavy saucepan, whisk together the sugar, baking cocoa, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually add milk, whisking to combine.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat; whisking occasionally. Once the mixture comes to a boil, boil and whisk continuously for 2 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and stir in butter and vanilla extract.
- Spoon into individual serving dishes. Chill until serving.
- Fancy things up by topping your pudding with a dollop of whipped cream, chocolate shavings, sprinkles, candy pieces, and/or fresh mint.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 284mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 0gSugar: 42gProtein: 6g
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Originally published on January 2, 2018. Updated on January 20, 2023.
Pinning ! So great; made for kids 🙂 Thank you so much !
All the ingredients are all in the kitchen! I often buy pudding mix in supermarket buy with this recipe, I think I could make pudding anytime. Thank you for sharing!
Made the chocolate pudding!! Did not set up as thick as could of. Might need a touch more Corn Starch!!