Chocolate Pudding

An easy recipe for homemade chocolate pudding.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Chilling time 4 hours
Total 20 minutes
Servings 4 to 6 servings
Calories 361 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 2 cups whole milk or half-and-half divided
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate finely chopped
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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  1. In a medium saucepan, stir together 1¾ cups of the milk, the sugar, chocolate and salt, and place over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate is completely melted.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ¼ cup milk and cornstarch until no lumps remain. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the saucepan and whisk to combine. Cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens and begins to boil. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook for an additional minute, whisking constantly. Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract.
  3. Pour the pudding mixture into a clean bowl (or individual serving cups or ramekins), and press a piece of plastic wrap against the surface of the pudding to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate the pudding until completely chilled, at least 4 hours. Whisk prior to serving, if storing in a large bowl. The pudding can be kept in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 4 days.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 361 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 59mg 2%
Potassium 237mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 30g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 8.6%
Vitamin C 1.3%
Calcium 13.6%
Iron 5.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.