Chocolate Pudding


For a classic, delicious chocolate recipe, you can't go wrong with chocolate pudding.

Chocolate Pudding
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
3 cups


  • ¾ cup sugar

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder*

  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 2 ⅔ cup milk

  • 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a medium heavy saucepan stir together sugar, cocoa powder, and cornstarch. Stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.

  2. Gradually stir about 1 cup of the hot mixture into egg yolks. Return egg yolk mixture to saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil; reduce heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla.

  3. Pour pudding into a bowl. Cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap. Cool slightly and serve warm, or chill. (Do not stir during chilling.)


For the most intense chocolate flavor, use Dutch-process cocoa powder.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

359 Calories
14g Fat
54g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 359
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 234mg 78%
Sodium 96mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Total Sugars 48g
Protein 9g
Calcium 232mg 18%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 284mg 6%
Folate, total 36mcg
Vitamin B-12 1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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