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  1. Watch how to make this chocolate pudding:
  2. Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Let’s face it: recipes are endless today. The internet is laden with so many options. I love to draw inspiration and create new and different dishes from the many recipes I read through daily. While I am always trying new foods, I also have staples that bring comfort and can be made quickly. Usually, they are recipes I grew up with, that I remember my mom and grandma making.

These are recipes I have coined as “basics” – ones that I keep going back to (sometimes tweaking because a recipe is never truly finished) and making again and again. Some are comfort foods and others are staples that I feel any home cook would want to know.

First up is homemade chocolate pudding. It’s so useful and so much more delicious than anything from a box! Used as a dessert or a snack, it’s a simple comforting staple!

I love this pudding on its own as a snack or folded with whipped cream for a quick and easy mousse-like dessert. This also makes an amazing chocolate pie filling: just fill a pre-baked pie shell with the warm filling and chill. Top with whipped cream and serve. I remember this as the ultimate comfort food growing up and you will soon realize there is nothing like homemade pudding!

Watch how to make this chocolate pudding:

Chocolate pudding topped with whipped cream sits in a glass dish.

Chocolate Pudding

5 from 3 votes
Simple, quick, and easy, this chocolate pudding is a great comfort dessert. It's flawless as a snack but is superb in pies and mousses as well.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp Dutch process cocoa
  • 4 cups milk
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 5 egg yolks beaten
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Whisk white sugar, brown sugar, flour, and cocoa to break up any clumps and combine. Whisk in milk and a pinch of salt.
  • Set on medium-high heat, whisking occasionally. Whisk until the mixture becomes thick, 8-10 minutes. Whisk in egg yolks, stirring constantly. Continue to stir until the pudding becomes very thick and just begins to bubble, 2-4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add butter, chocolate chips, espresso powder, and vanilla. Stir until chips are melted and the pudding is smooth.
  • Before chilling, place a piece of plastic wrap directly on pudding to prevent a "skin" from forming. Chill completely.


Calories: 945kcalFat: 35g
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Cooking

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  1. 5 stars
    I never think to put brown sugar in pudding. I tried your chocolate pudding recipe when I remembered that you said when milk was about to go bad, to make pudding! I had just bought espresso chocolate chips at the store. That’s what I used. Oh my, the pudding was wonderful! Thank you! By the way your walkway is stunning! I’m truly your fan!
    Nancy from
    Minneapolis, MN

  2. 5 stars
    This pudding reminds of my mom’s when I was a kid. I did change the sugars to 1/2 cups of maple sugar and light coconut sugar and used almond milk. Such a yummy dessert!