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Dreamy Chocolate Pudding

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A Chocolate Pudding recipe that’s divinely rich and pleasurable, satiny, silky smooth, and, yes, indulgent! But oh my, is it worth it. Simple to make for a dreamy, delicious treat.

Side view of Chocolate Pudding in a teacup with a pink edible rose

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This chocolate pudding is a take on classic pudding with a few indulgent additions. But easy? Absolutely. It takes about 10 minutes to make on the stovetop, plus some time chilling in the refrigerator.

Simple enough for treats any day of the week! Comforting, utterly delicious, and rich.

While you can simply serve this chocolate pudding in small ramekins, chilling it in your favorite teacup adds additional charm.

Chocolate Pudding served in a blue, pink, and white teacup.

And after all, it is chocolate… and pudding! Indulgent pudding that I think deserves a pretty teacup, don’t you?

Here’s what you need to make this easy pudding.

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Chocolate Pudding Ingredients

Simple ingredients for a lovely, fudgy chocolate pudding you’ll be dreaming about later.

The exact ingredient measurements are in the recipe card below, but here is a list of what you will need.

  • Granulated sugar
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Cornstarch for stabilizing and thickening
  • Milk and heavy cream for a delightfully rich and smooth pudding
  • Egg yolks
  • Softened butter
  • Flavorings: vanilla extract and salt
  • Chopped quality chocolate in your favorite flavor (bittersweet, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate)

Helpful Kitchen Tools

You only need a medium size heavy-bottom saucepan, a few measuring cups and spoons, and a whisk. The pudding will yield four servings in 6-ounce ramekins.

When to Serve Chocolate Pudding

I’m not sure there ever isn’t a good time for chocolate, spoken from a chocolate lover here. But this pudding is simple enough to make for movie or game nights at home, or anytime you’re craving a sweet, homemade treat with little effort.

However, it’s delicious enough for holidays, too, like Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day… umm, I think I’m tempted to add all the holidays here, but you get the idea.

Side view of Chocolate Pudding in a pink and white teacup with saucer

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Side view of Chocolate Pudding in a teacup with a pink edible rose

Dreamy Chocolate Pudding

A Chocolate Pudding recipe that's divinely rich and pleasurable, satiny, silky smooth, and, yes, indulgent! But oh my, is it worth it. Simple to make for a dreamy, delicious treat.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings



  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 egg yolks slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 ounces chocolate, dark, bittersweet, milk, or semi-sweet; finely chopped


  • In a heat proof bowl, slightly beat the egg yolks and set aside.
  • Mix the sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt in a 2-quart sauce pan. Gradually stir in the milk and heavy cream.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Continue to boil and stir for 1 minute.
  • Gradually pour a little of the hot milk mixture into the egg yolks, stirring constantly to temper the eggs. Then add the egg mixture to the saucepan, bring to a boil, stirring for 1 minute.
  • Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla, butter, and chopped chocolate until melted and smooth. Pour into dessert dishes and cover the tops of the dishes with plastic wrap, letting it rest on the pudding surface to stop a skin from forming. Once cooled slightly, refrigerate until ready to serve.


Calories: 196kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate pudding
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