Chocolate Pudding Recipe

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There’s something undeniably comforting about a velvety-smooth, homemade chocolate pudding. The rich aroma of cocoa, the luscious texture, and the satisfying sweetness all come together to create a dessert that’s not only nostalgic but also a delightful treat for your taste buds. Whether you’re looking to satisfy a craving or impress your guests with a classic dessert, this Chocolate Pudding recipe is your ticket to culinary success. With simple pantry ingredients and a few easy steps, you’ll transform everyday items into a dessert that’s a masterpiece of flavor and texture. So, grab your saucepan and get ready to embark on a journey of chocolatey bliss that will have you savoring each and every spoonful.


1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups whole milk
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whipped cream or berries for garnish (optional)

Chocolate Pudding


In a medium-sized saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt.

Gradually whisk in the milk, ensuring there are no lumps in the mixture.

Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and comes to a gentle boil. This will take about 5-7 minutes.

Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook and stir for an additional 2 minutes to cook out the raw taste of the cornstarch.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the chocolate chips or chopped chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is fully melted and the mixture is smooth.

Stir in the vanilla extract.

You can strain the pudding through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl if you want a velvety-smooth texture.

Divide the pudding among serving dishes, such as small bowls or cups.

Cover the surface of each pudding with plastic wrap or wax paper to prevent skin from forming. Chill the puddings in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until set.

Before serving, you can garnish the chocolate puddings with whipped cream or fresh berries if desired.

This recipe makes around 4 servings. Feel free to adjust the quantities based on how many servings you need.

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