Easy Chocolate Pudding makes for a quick sweet treat or an elegant dessert! Your favorite childhood treat can be made from scratch! This homemade version has a rich chocolate flavor and tastes best with whipped cream. It will become a favorite among the family.
Easy Homemade Chocolate Pudding
Chocolate pudding is a favorite of my children. Me? Not really. I like an excellent Chocolate mousse or a Pot de Creme. Heck, even a Pudding Pop. I wouldn’t say I like pudding. I decided to let my children take charge of this recipe. They taste-tested it, helped me prepare it, and approved it.
I began by “humoring” their favorite snack. But, it ended up with me “cleaning the edges of the saucepan.” With a spoon. Don’t believe your children when they say that only kids can taste test!
This sweet chocolate pudding is incredibly simple and delicious. It’s the perfect texture (thick but not too dense) and sweet without overly sugary. You already have all the ingredients in your kitchen.
This easy, creamy chocolate pudding recipe is perfect for dessert emergencies, such as those at the last minute. You know the feeling.
Why make pudding from scratch?
You’ll understand why once you dip your spoon into the bowl. You’ll also feel accomplished if you create your sweets. Preparing a recipe from scratch rather than relying on a mix is a special feeling.
Here are some more reasons I love to make my pudding:
Super Easy: There are a lot of different chocolate pudding recipes in the universe. Some recipes start with chopped chocolate; others use heavy cream. The simplicity of this recipe makes it a winner. Sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and other essentials can be mixed with minimal effort.
Quick: 10-minute dessert, anyone? That’s right. 10 MINUTES. Why are you reading this article when you could already be halfway through making this pudding? We’ll cover a few more things first.
It is Customizable: You can make your pudding plain if you prefer. If you have a sweet tooth, as I do, you can add crushed Oreos, Kit Kat bars, or whipped cream to your pudding. You could technically do this with store-bought pudding, but the taste is better when you make your own.
What you’ll need
What ingredients are needed to make a chocolate pudding at home? Seven elements are required. Here are the exact ingredients you will need:
Sugar: Use only granulated sugar in this recipe.
Unsweetened Cocoa powder: You could technically use chocolate chopped for the chocolate flavoring but using cocoa is so easy.
Cornstarch: This thickens the pudding for you.
Salta prefer to use Kosher sea salt because it enhances sweet chocolate flavors.
Milk Whole or half-and-half milk will make the creamiest of puddings, but any milk in your refrigerator is fine.
Vanilla: For extra sweet flavor!
Butter: Adds extra creaminess to your pudding. Before you begin, make sure the pudding is at room temperature.
Chocolate Pudding Recipe
Recap for a moment. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare this creamy chocolate pudding, a fan favorite that will instantly cure your chocolate cravings. Who would say no to this creamy chocolate pudding?
You can mix it up in a few quick steps:
Combine ingredients: In a medium pan, whisk sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt. Add the milk slowly over medium heat while whisking continuously.
Make the Mixture Thicken: Bring it to a boil, and whisk it for another minute. At this point, the mixture will be thick. Remove the mixture from the heat, then stir in vanilla and butter. Pour into individual dishes if you wish.
Tips for Success
Are you looking for subtle tips and tricks to improve your pudding-making skills? You’re in luck! Here are some ways to make chocolate pudding sparkle:
Try to whisk constantly: The pudding may stick to the pan if you do not whisk it enough when adding the milk. You can stop and watch the mixture for a few seconds, but you should always keep an eye on it.
Chill Before Serving: Chill the pudding for an hour or more before serving it to keep it cool and refreshing. Remember to place your cling film directly on the pudding. This will prevent it from forming that strange pudding skin.
Before serving, mix your pudding:This will make it creamy. It can be dense if you eat it right out of the fridge.
Serve Whipped Cream : A little whipped cream is highly recommended on top of the pudding! This is a must-have for any pudding.
How to store pudding
You can store your homemade pudding for up to three days in an airtight container. If you prefer, you can store individual pudding bowls tightly wrapped in plastic wrap for up to a week.