Make your own rich and decadent homemade chocolate pudding from scratch in about 10 minutes! Let it chill, then enjoy this creamy, delicious dessert!
Make your own rich and decadent homemade chocolate pudding from scratch in about 10 minutes! Let it chill, then enjoy this creamy, delicious dessert!

Do you like chocolate pudding? We sure do! We tend to keep boxes of the stuff around, for those moments when you want something cold and creamy, and SWEET!

Well, did you know it is really EASY to make HOMEMADE chocolate pudding, from scratch? The ingredients are cooked, then the pudding is chilled until really cold. That’s it!  The hardest part is waiting for the pudding to chill, because it usually takes a couple hours. That’s not really too much of a sacrifice though, because then you get to enjoy this delicious pudding!

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How To Make Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Place milk, sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder and salt into a medium sized saucepan. Use a whisk and whisk these ingredients together until fully blended.

Cocoa, milk, sugar, cornstarch and salt are mixed and heated in pan to make homemade chocolate pudding

Bring this mixture to a full boil, over medium-high heat. Continue to whisk the ingredients often while it cooks. Boil for one minute, and continue to whisk. The homemade chocolate pudding mixture will slightly thicken as it cooks.

The mixture for the homemade chocolate pudding is brought to a boil to thicken.

After boiling the pudding mixture for one minute, remove the pan from the heat and immediately add all of the grated chocolate and vanilla extract to the pan. Stir, and keep stirring, until all of the grated chocolate has melted into the homemade chocolate pudding mixture. You want the ingredients to be fully blended.

Grated bittersweet chocolate is added to hot homemade chocolate pudding mixture in pan.

Homemade chocolate pudding mixture is stirred until all chocolate pieces have melted.

Once the homemade chocolate pudding is fully blended and all the chocolate has melted, pour (and scrape) the pudding into a medium sized bowl.

Time To Refrigerate The Homemade Chocolate Pudding!

Cover the pudding with plastic wrap, making sure to press the plastic wrap gently right onto the surface of the pudding.  By applying the wrap directly onto the top of the pudding, it will prevent a “skin” from forming on top of the pudding!

Place the bowl of pudding into the refrigerator, and let it chill for AT LEAST 2 hours, or until it gets really cold! It’s easy to make this up early in the day, or at night, then chill all day OR overnight, for best results!

The homemade chocolate pudding is poured into bowl, then covered with plastic wrap, to seal.

Serve The Homemade Chocolate Pudding

When the pudding is fully chilled, it is ready to serve! Spoon the homemade chocolate pudding into small individual serving dishes. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired and serve!

This recipe for homemade chocolate pudding, as written, will make enough for 4 servings. The serving dishes I used were only 4 ounce dishes, so I had enough for 5 servings! Keep any extras covered and refrigerated. The pudding will “keep” for a couple days!

The cold homemade chocolate pudding is portioned into dishes, topped with whipped cream and served.

Hope you enjoy making and eating this simple, homemade chocolate pudding! It is a nice, chocolatey, creamy treat, and will be enjoyed. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will come back soon. Have a great day.

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Recipe Source: Woman’s Day Magazine clip out recipe card, from issue dated November 1, 2010.

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Homemade Chocolate Pudding
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Refrigeration
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins
 
Make your own rich and decadent homemade chocolate pudding from scratch in about 10 minutes! Let it chill, then enjoy this creamy, delicious dessert!
Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade chocolate pudding
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 317 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups milk
  • 5 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate , grated or chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Place milk, sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder and salt into a medium sized saucepan. Use a whisk and whisk these ingredients together until fully blended. Bring this mixture to a full boil, over medium-high heat. Continue to whisk often while it cooks. Boil for one minute, and continue to whisk. The pudding mixture will slightly thicken as it cooks.

  2. After boiling the pudding for one minute, remove pan from the heat and immediately add the grated chocolate and vanilla extract to the pan. Stir, and keep stirring, until all of the grated chocolate has melted into the pudding. You want the ingredients to be fully blended.

  3. Once pudding is fully blended and all chocolate has melted, pour (and scrape) pudding into a medium sized bowl. Cover the pudding with plastic wrap, making sure to press the plastic wrap gently right onto the surface of the pudding.  By applying the wrap directly onto the top of the pudding, it will prevent a "skin" from forming on top! Place the bowl of pudding into the refrigerator, and let it chill for AT LEAST 2 hours, or until it gets really cold! It's easy to make this up early in the day, or at night, then chill all day OR overnight, for best results!

  4. When the pudding is fully chilled, it is ready to serve! Spoon the homemade chocolate pudding into 4 small individual serving dishes. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired and serve! Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

NOTE: Caloric calculation was made using whole milk in the recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Chocolate Pudding
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 65mg3%
Potassium 340mg10%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 210IU4%
Calcium 155mg16%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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