Old Fashioned Chocolate Pudding

homemade chocolate pudding recipe

5 from 2 reviews

This homemade chocolate pudding recipe is easy to make, with a rich chocolate flavor. It tastes so much better than a box mix, and makes great fudgesicles.


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  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Heat 3 cups milk in double boiler or heavy bottom pot. Reserve one cup of milk.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together in bowl, whisking until thoroughly blended and all lumps are gone.
  3. Stir reserved milk (1 cup) into dry ingredients and continue whisking until blended.
  4. Pour chocolate mix into hot milk. Whisk to blend. At this point, the chocolate pudding will look similar to hot chocolate.
  5. Cook over medium high heat until thickened, mixing frequently.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Pour the pudding into individual serving containers or large serving bowl. Eat warm or store in refrigerator.
  7. Top with whipped cream before serving, if desired.

Keywords: chocolate, pudding, gluten free, egg free