Rich and Creamy Chocolate Pudding


Espresso enhances the rich chocolaty flavor of this luscious pudding. Banana slices and crystallized ginger make a pretty topper.

Rich and Creamy Chocolate Pudding
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins


  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder or instant coffee crystals

  • 2 cup fat-free milk

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 banana, sliced (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugars, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and espresso powder. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly; reduce heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.

  2. Gradually whisk about 1/2 cup of the hot milk mixture into egg in a medium bowl. Add egg mixture to milk mixture in saucepan, stirring constantly. Return saucepan to heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla.

  3. Place saucepan in a very large bowl half-filled with ice water. Stir pudding constantly for 2 minutes to cool quickly. Transfer to a medium bowl. Cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 2 to 24 hours. To serve, top with sliced banana and/or crystallized ginger. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

217 Calories
5g Fat
39g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 217
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 7g
Calcium 181.7mg 14%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 321mg 7%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*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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