Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Homemade Chocolate Pudding | The Happy Housewife

By contributing writer Kristia

If you are looking for a decadent dessert that will WOW your family or sweetheart, then I encourage you to make Homemade Chocolate Pudding.  This dessert is perfect for either a romantic dinner for two or an after school snack for your kids. The ingredients are most likely in your kitchen and it doesn’t take long to whip this dessert together. It’s so luscious that I don’t know if I’ll ever eat pudding from a box again.

For extra decadence, serve the pudding with homemade whipped cream and fresh berries.

Homemade Chocolate Pudding | The Happy Housewife

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Yield 4 (1/2 cup) portions


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a sauce pan over medium heat, whisk together the milk, sugar, cocoa, and cornstarch.
  2. Turn the heat up to high and continue to whisk as the mixture starts to boil. Do not stop stirring. It takes about 6 minutes to bring to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, continue whisking for another 2 minutes.
  4. Remove pudding from heat. Stir in the vanilla.
  5. Pudding can be eaten warm or chill in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours to be eaten later. When chilling, place plastic wrap on the surface if you want to avoid the "skin". Although the "skin" is fine to eat and can be stirred to loosen.
  6. Top the pudding with fresh berries or whipped cream.

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  1. Do you think a dairy free milk would work? Cashew milk perhaps?

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