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A classic chocolate dessert is what this Homemade Chocolate Pudding is! Rich, creamy and a cinch to make! Great for a make ahead option and a favorite with the kids.
No need to buy any of the packaged pudding cups or box mixes when you can have the real deal with just as much ease. This recipe takes only minutes to make and then just needs to relax in the fridge for a bit. Super easy and super yummy. Plus, with this chocolate pudding recipe there is no artificial flavor left in your mouth. Only a rich and creamy real chocolate taste!
Ingredients for Easy Homemade Chocolate Pudding
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup corn starch
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 cups milk, I prefer 2% but any will work
- ¼ cup milk chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons salted butter
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
How to Make the Kid's Favorite Chocolate Pudding
First, gather all your ingredients along with a medium size sauce pan, whisk and metal spoon. I will continue to say that cooking and baking is so much easier when you have all the ingredients ready to go.
Next, in the saucepan whisk together sugar, cornstarch, cocoa, and milk. Turn the heat to medium and whisk until the mix starts to boil. This can take up to 10 minutes. Once the pudding is bubbling, boil it for only 1 minute. Then check to see if the pudding coats the back of a spoon without any of the spoon showing through the pudding. If it does, remove from heat.
Then, whisk in the chocolate chips, butter and vanilla until smooth. Pour the pudding into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Chill in the fridge for a couple hours.
Tips for Making the Best Chocolate Pudding
- Do NOT make the pudding on high heat. Do NOT increase the heat to high during the cooking process. The milk and sugar will scorch and it will taste like burnt chocolate soup rather than rich chocolate pudding.
- Be patient. The pudding will start to thicken before it boils. If it boils too soon, the pudding will not set up and you'll be left with chocolate soup.
- Dip a metal spoon into the pudding to see if it coats it without any spoon showing through pudding. If it does, the pudding is ready to be removed from heat.
- Cover with plastic wrap and push the plastic wrap down to touch the surface of the pudding. This will prevent the pudding from forming a skin on the top.
- Use salted butter! The salt will enhance the sweetness and make it, oh so delicious! If you don't have salted butter, no worries, just add a pinch of salt in when you add the butter.
- Top with homemade whipped cream and extra chocolate chips!
Looking for more chocolate desserts? Look no further!
- Chocolate Zucchini Cake
- Dark Chocolate Walnut Brownies
- Chocolate Sour Cream Baked Donuts
- Peanut Butter Chip Chocolate Cookies
- Chocolate Banana Bread
- Old Fashioned Frosted Brownies
- Chocolate Sugar Cookies
If you try this sweet and creamy Homemade Chocolate Pudding recipe let me know how you and the family liked it in the comments below! Pictures encouraged on Instagram with the hashtag #heathershomemadekitchen You can also follow me on Social Media to see what other crazy things my family and I are doing! If you like what you see, please share with your friends and family!
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Homemade Chocolate Pudding
- In a medium size saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and milk.
- Over medium heat, not any higher, bring mix to a boil constantly whisking. About 10 minutes.
- Boil for 1 minute and test pudding with metal spoon. If the pudding coats the spoon without showing any of the spoon through the pudding, remove from heat.
- Whisk in chocolate chips, butter and vanilla until smooth.
- Put pudding in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Push the plastic wrap down to the surface of the pudding.
- Chill pudding for 2-4 hours before serving.