Chocolate Pudding Recipe: Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Minutes

Chocolate pudding is a creamy, dreamy dessert made from milk, sugar, cocoa, and a few other magic ingredients that come together to make every spoonful a chocolatey delight.

Craving that velvety, chocolatey goodness that makes you forget about adulting for just a moment? You’ve hit the pudding jackpot! This isn’t just any recipe; we’re diving deep into the choco-verse with all the deets for creating the creamiest, dreamiest chocolate pudding from scratch. Get ready to whisk, lick, and relish every moment.


Chocolate Pudding Extravaganza

chocolate pudding extravaganza

An indulgent chocolate pudding that will have you doing the happy dance with every spoonful. It’s creamy, dreamy, and oh-so-chocolaty. Perfect for those who believe in love at first bite!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Chill Time: 2 hours
  • Cuisine: Dessert
  • Cooking Method: Stovetop


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Cooking Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt.
  • Gradually whisk in milk until the mixture is smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks.
  • Heat the saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it begins to thicken and boil. This should take about 8-10 minutes.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat to low and cook for an additional 2 minutes, still stirring continuously.
  • Slowly pour about 1/2 cup of the hot mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly to temper them.
  • Return the egg yolk mixture to the saucepan and bring to a gentle boil over medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter, vanilla, and chocolate chips until the mixture is smooth and glossy.
  • Pour the pudding into individual serving dishes and cover the surface with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving to allow the pudding to set.


  • Alternative Ingredients: Swap whole milk with almond milk for a dairy-free option or use dark chocolate chips for a richer flavor.
  • Garnishing Options: Top with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, or fresh berries to add a fancy touch.
  • Cooking Tips: Keep stirring! This helps prevent lumps and sticking. Also, taste-test to ensure you’ve reached desired sweetness and texture.