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how to make chocolate pudding

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Homemade Chocolate Pudding is an easy chocolate pudding from scratch recipe that is sinfully rich & decadent. Better than any box mix – oh so good!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, pudding
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • cup cocoa powder
  • cup cornstarch
  • pinch of table salt
  • 4 ½ cups milk
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • In a medium saucepan, stir together sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt.
  • Whisk in the cold milk and mix until combined.
  • Cook over medium heat, bringing to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Boil for 1 minute, continuing to stir.
  • Remove from heat & stir in the butter and vanilla.
  • Carefully transfer to a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place the plastic directly on top of the pudding mixture so that it is touching it.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving with a dollop of whipped cream and chocolate shavings on top.