Dark Chocolate Pudding


Easy chocolate pudding gets an update with this thick and rich variation. Garnish this chocolate pudding recipe with a raspberry for a beautiful and fruity finish.

Total Time:
20 mins
4 cups


  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 3 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 3 cup half-and-half, light cream, or milk

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 8 ounce bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped

  • Whipped cream (optional)

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)


  1. In a large saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch, and cocoa powder. Whisk in half-and-half. Cook and slowly stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more.

  2. Remove from heat. Stir in butter, vanilla, and salt. Stir in chocolate until melted. Pour into 8 individual serving bowls. Cover surface with plastic wrap and chill up to 24 hours. If desired, top with whipped cream and additional cocoa powder.

    Dark Chocolate Pudding
    Andy Lyons

Whipped Cream Heart:

If desired, tint whipped cream light pink with food coloring. Dollop two spoonfuls onto the pudding and use the back of a spoon to smooth it into a heart.

Boozy Chocolate Pudding

To make your dark chocolate pudding a boozy chocolate pudding, add ¼ to ½ cup Chambord (raspberry liqueur) and decrease the half-and-half by the same amount.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

363 Calories
23g Fat
42g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 363
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 123mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 291mg 6%
Folate, total 3.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg

*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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