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5 from 26 votes

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

This creamy and luxurious Chocolate Pudding is flavored with cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and a splash of vanilla. This easy recipe comes together on the stovetop in minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 6 (makes approximately 3-½ cups)
Calories 283kcal


  • cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups whole or 2% milk
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  • In a medium saucepan, whisk the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and salt. Slowly pour in the milk, whisking as you pour, then whisk in egg yolks. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat, whisking frequently (be sure to scrape/stir along the bottom and edges of the pan to avoid scorching). 
  • Once the mixture begins to boil, reduce heat slightly and simmer for about 2 minutes, whisking frequently, until the mixture has thickened and coats the back of a spoon. It will thicken more as it cools.
  • Remove from the heat and pour through a fine mesh sieve set over a large bowl. Immediately add butter, chocolate chips, and vanilla extract. Whisk or stir until smooth. Pour the pudding into individual dishes or a large serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate for several hours, until chilled. 


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 1mg