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homemade chocolate pudding

Homemade Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 310kcal
This recipe for easy chocolate pudding is both delightfully simple undeniably delicious. Whip up a big batch of this homemade pudding today!
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  • ½ cup granulated sugar 100 grams
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 21 grams
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch 23 grams
  • cup milk 624 grams
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 42 grams, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 4 grams


  • In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, salt, cornstarch, and milk. Constantly stir the ingredients together until they begin to boil, about 5 minutes. The chocolate should look like a thick hot cocoa.
    ½ cup granulated sugar, ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 3 tablespoons cornstarch, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt, 2¾ cup milk
  • Once it begins to boil, the mixture will start to slowly begin to thicken. Allow it to lightly boil for about 30 seconds, then turn the heat off and stir in the butter and vanilla. Continue stirring until the butter has melted into the chocolate.
    3 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Remove from heat and pour into individual bowls. Cover each dish or bowl with plastic wrap gently touching the tops of the pudding, so a coating will not form on the top of the pudding. Serve warm or allow the pudding to chill in the refrigerator.



  • This recipe makes 4-6 servings, depending on the size of the serving dishes.
  • You can serve this pudding warm or cold. While warm pudding might sound strange, it's absolutely delectable! I highly recommend trying it at least once.
  • If you have popsicle molds, try freezing this chocolate pudding in them to create homemade pudding pops. It's a wonderful summer treat!
  • Make sure you don't let the chocolate mixture boil for too long. If boiled past 30 seconds, you risk burning the mixture and losing the creamy texture of the pudding.
Storage: Store chocolate pudding tightly wrapped with plastic wrap pressed against the surface of the pudding to prevent a skin from forming. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 534IU | Calcium: 216mg | Iron: 1mg