Chocolate Pudding

Total Time:
4 hr 20 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
4 hr
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup natural cocoa powder
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe

Put 1 1/2 cups of the milk, the sugar, and the cocoa in a nonreactive saucepan. Bring to a simmer, over medium-high heat. Remove from the heat.

Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 1/2 cup of the milk, cornstarch, salt, egg yolks, and vanilla in a bowl. Gradually whisk the hot milk into the egg mixture. Return to the saucepan and cook over medium-high heat whisking constantly, until the pudding comes to a full boil. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer, and continue whisking until thick, about 2 or 3 minutes more.

Pour the pudding into 6 small cups. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or ideally overnight until set.

Just before serving pour the cream into a chilled bowl. Whip the cream with a whisk or a hand held mixer, and continue beating until soft peaks form. Take care not to over-beat the cream or it will be grainy. Serve each pudding with a dollop of whipped cream on top.


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Very good. It reminds me of the chocolate pudding my mother made us as kids in the 60s. She would not buy packaged mixes that were combinations of ingredients she already had at home. As easy as a box mix but much better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm sad to say that I was diaper in the taste of this recipe! Something seemed off, I couldn't tell if maybe it wasn't sweet enough or what, but it had a kind of mocha-like flavor to it. I'm hoping this it due to user-error since I doubled the recipe, but can't remember how much sugar I actually put into it.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is absolutely delicious and soooo easy to make!!!! I love it its fantastic!!! I had no problems with grittiness or chalkiness or lumps, it was smooth luscious and heavenly!!!! Definitely worth making!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
<div>This is the richest, most amazing chocolate pudding I have ever made! I constantly whisked the cocoa powder/sugar/milk mixture until everything was combined and the milk was slightly boiling. After I added the mix to the egg yolks and the mixture thickened on the stove, I kept whisking for another 3-4 minutes on low heat and strained it into my containers. I will definitely be using Tyler's recipe again and again; great for those times I have to use up milk or cream!</div> item not reviewed by moderator and published
We've tried 3 different chocolate pudding recipes: this one, Geoffrey Zakarians, and Ree Drummonds. This one is our least favorite. We found it chalking tasting due to the chocolate (cacao) powder. We like Zakarians the best, however, in our experience it is temperamental and doesn't set about half the time. Ree's is too sweet and not enough chocolate. If you want to stick w/ this recipe, I would substitute the chocolate powder with 6 oz by weight or 8 oz by volume of bittersweet chocolate chips. Melt them slowly in the microwave first and then fold in at the very end.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this several times, and it's worth the extra effort to make pudding from scratch rather than from a box. The depth of chocolate taste and richness is the biggest difference, in addition to tasting "fresher". The serving size is NOT 6...more like 4. And I don't have a sweet tooth or eat a lot of dessert either. If you want more than 6 spoonful per serving, then multiply recipe by 1.5 or even 2 for those who like desserts! item not reviewed by moderator and published
delish! BUT to say this makes 6 servings is a bit misleading. i got 4 small servings, a little more than halfway full small (8 oz) mason jars. if you do the math (which i didn't but wish i had) even when you add the other ingredients, 2c. milk yields 4-4oz servings. will fill rest of jars with the whipped cream but next time will make a double recipe to be sure i have more generous servings for my guests. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'll never settle for box pudding again. This is sinful!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
tI just poured he pudding into the serving dishes to cool for dinner tonight. I tasted the pudding and it is outstanding. I had to use part evaporated milk as I did not have enough but it does not appear to have adversely effected the taste. I will make this again item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy to make I made it in 10 minutes and it set in an hour. 10/11 item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like this, but I made a few changes that work for me and make it easier. Mix all dry ingredients in a sauce pan; pour in milk and mix until blended--start with just a little and make a paste of the ingredients, then add rest of milk and stir until blended. Then add well beaten eggs--beat until frothy. Stir in well, then put on medium-low heat and cook slowly stirring constantly. Nice smooth pudding no lumps. Takes about 10 minutes to begin to coat the back of the spoon. then cook for about a minute more take off the heat. Pour into bowl(s). cover with plastic wrap touching the pudding surface, no air holes if you don;t want skin. Now I like the skin.. also I used non-fat milk without a problem. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome pudding recipe! everything was perfect! My husband and I doubled the recipe because we are making a trifle for our nephew's birthday party. One of our batches turned out soggy after we refrigerated it for a whole night!! We realized it was because we didn't boil it for long enough. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's a great recipe, super easy but for me it isn't sweet enough I would add more sugar next time I made it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick and easy, great consistency. 1/2 cup of sugar is WAY too much. I'd do about 1/3 c next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW! This is THE THING to do with an abundance of milk in your fridge:) I subbed half as much flour for cornstarch &amp; it was still delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Few Pros and Cons, but some things could be on what I did differently. I used powdered sugar hoping for a smoother texture and I didn't use cornstarch as I didn't have it laying around the house. I ended up having to strain it because it looked kinda clumpy, maybe I used some bad cocoa. Even though all these things happened, my dad tasted some while it was hot and he said it was really good! I'm still waiting for it to firm up in the fridge... Wish me luck! [P.S. Recommend you not to stand so close when it's boiling it splashed and burned me. :(] item not reviewed by moderator and published
First time making homemade pudding. Texture was perfect, had no issues. For the milk, we drink 1% so I substituted about a half cup worth of half and half to make up for it. I only had about 3 hours to refrigerate it and that was plenty long enough. The reason I gave it 4 stars is that while I really liked it, my husband thought it was bitter. I know this was due to the cocoa. Being a more novice baker, I'm not sure if a better quality cocoa would've made a difference as the reciepe does not specify a kind. I used the typical supermarket kind. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy recipe! Delicious! Set up quickly. Thank you, Tyler! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just finished making this pudding for my Dad! It being Father's Day, he request chocolate pudding (from the box) and homemade macaroni and cheese. I almost bought some insta pudding but decided that this would be much better!! Boy oh boy!!! It doesn't say in the recipe or video to strain the pudding, however I revied different pudding videos on FN and ALL say to strain!! Please do this step...it makes a world of difference!! I poured the whole pudding in a nice serving dish and am looking forward to pudding tomorrow! Enjoy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was out of whole milk, so I used half 2% milk and half 1/2 &amp; 1/2 (coffee cream). This was delicious! Very rich and chocolaty. The brand of cocoa powder that I used is a blend of natural and Dutched cocoa. Easy to make, too! Will be making this one again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed the recipe to the letter and I got chocolate soup. The mixture does not gel. I had to throw it out. To do it correctly, you will need fat the stays solid at room temperature. item not reviewed by moderator and published
5*all the way! Thanks Tyler! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this and it's very tasty. I added about a tablespoon extra cocoa because others said it was too milk-chocolaty. The recipe came out plenty rich for me. Here are a few tips for others based on my experience: - In the pan, thoroughly mix the cocoa and sugar, so there are NO lumps, and then SLOWLY add the milk, stirring it in as you go. It will start as a paste and get thinner as you add milk. This keeps the initial mixture from being lumpy. - I used undiluted evaporated milk (adding only enough water to make 2 cups from a can), and that possibly made it richer. - In the bowl, whisk together the salt and cornstarch, and then add the egg yolks, whisking VERY thoroughly, then gradually whisk in the 1/2 cup milk till smooth. - When adding the hot milk mixture, do so VERY slowly and whisk constantly. - I waited until the very end, after cooking, to stir in the vanilla, and I also stirred in a tablespoon of butter. It just makes it richer and smoother. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank-you Tyler! This is so creamy, simple and delicious! Cynthia Hadley :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love it! I use 1/2 and 1/2 instead of milk and sprinkle some shaved chocolate on top of the whipped cream, great desert and easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make, simple recipe, well written. It didn't have enough chocolate for me. I'm sure it would have been better if I used more expensive cocoa powder though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent!!!!!!! And easy item not reviewed by moderator and published
Another reviewer commented on a chalky taste/texture--try reducing the cornstarch by 1 tsp. If you'll temper the egg yolks before the liquid gets too hot, they won't get scrambled. I also adjusted the sugar down so that I get a more bitter-sweet chocolate flavor. Love that velvety luscious chocolate. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The BEST chocolate pudding, ever! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! Just like my mom used to make. I used hershy special dark cocoa which was delicious. And what to do with the egg whites...? Why meringues, of course. For each white use 2 Tblsp sugar,then add a pinch of cream of tarter and a tsp. of vanilla. Beat til stiff and shiny then drop small mounds on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 250 for 20 to 30 minutes until dry and slightly golden. My mom used to call these Kisses. Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's wonderful I hate to say it I did change a little used half and half and at the end stirred in 2 tablespoons of butter. I never made my own was always happy with the box never again. Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank You Chatina...I did strain my pudding, and yes it WAS smooth and perfict, it was just the TASTE of the chocolate, well not even that really. It tasted like chocolate heaven, and YES I LOVE IT HOT!!!! Its the best way to eat it!!! But for some reason my pudding had a chalky mouth feel. It looked creamy, tasted creamy, it just left a chalky mouth feel. Oh Well....I will still make it again. It was SO PERFICT otherwise. The best pudding I have ever had!!SMILES item not reviewed by moderator and published
shelly, did you strain it after adding to the egg mixture? that's the only other tip i can think of right off hand. i added a little more cocoa and a little more sugar, cinnamon, molasses and cayenne (not that it needed it. i was just in a spicy mood ; and it was silky spicy deep dark chocolate wonderfulness :. very easy as well! oh and jw am i the only one that loves having a bowl of it steaming hot? it's so good warm! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Never ever buy instant pudding! making this is so easy and it is a million times better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious, rich and creamy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pure, wholesome goodness, it's like chocolate velvet. I'm going to be buying a lot more eggs to make more and more of this one! Thanks, Tyler! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was AMAZING!! I made it twice, the first time I made just a single batch and the second time I tripled it. Both times it came out awesome: very easy to make and very tasty! It doesn't make very large servings though, the single batch only made about 3 for my family... item not reviewed by moderator and published
very decadent and creamy. it almost had a chocolate lava cake feel to it. gotta try this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used 1% milk instead of whole milk in this recipe to save on some calories &amp; fat. I will never go back to store bought pudding after making this recipe. It tasted amazing! And no funky after taste like you get with the store bought pudding mix. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious. The recipe works when doubled and is even better with the addition of cinnamon and cayenne pepper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Such a wonderful and easy chocolate pudding recipe, and much better than any store bought mix. The only changes I made is I used organic 2% milk and I strained the pudding before putting it into the ramekins just to ensure it was smooth. Thanks for a great and simple recipe Tyler! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I do not make packaged puddings for two different reasons 1: Cost difference: save your $$$ 2. Taste is always superior and fresh. Takes the same amount of time to prepare. Now for the best, this pudding was one of the finest taste wise and the ease of preparing. Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Such a good pudding recipe, Tyler never lets you down. It came out so creamy and tasty and yet was a breeze to make. I used Valrhona cacao and Nielsen Massey Madagascar vanilla and it was a perfect match, so full of flavor. This is a recipe that can be the base for other things like a very moist cake and chocolate mousse. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy and delicious! My kids always thought the only way to make pudding was from a box. Now they know how much better homemade is! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pure heaven!!!! I love Tyler. His recipes are always 5 stars and easy!!! Way to go Tyler! You are adorable, too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely fab! My friend and her husband and my non dessert liking husband loved it too. Will be making this a lot. Didn't have any full cream milk, so used half semi-skimmed and half cream, which worked fine. Delish and soooo easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was easy, quick, and delicious. I was craving chocoate pudding and decided to try this one. I am so glad as I was done in the time it would have taken to drive to the store and tasted so much better. I had a few chocolate chips leftover from another recipe so I added about a palm-full as I pulled it off the heat to add even more chocolate flavor. Amazing! I licked the wisk clean so that I didn't have to waste any. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fast, rich and easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
PRETTY SWEET! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sooo good and super easy!!! I was in the mood for pudding and didn't feel like going to the store so I made this instead and is WAY better. Very rich, I think they tasted better the next day. My husband doesn't really care for desserts but he loved this. He said it was just like the pudding that his grandma used to make. I also subbed 1% milk to cut calories. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe tasted great. I wanted to make vanilla pudding so I just didn't add the cocoa powder. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This chocolate pudding is just like any other typical pudding. Knowing that it's homemade makes it 10x better than box pudding mix. I substituted tapioca starch for cornstarch because I didn't have cornstarch on hand. BIG MISTAKE. Did my research, and most people say they are both very similar. My pudding came out very slimy. =( DO NOT SUBSTITUTE TAPIOCA STARCH FOR CORN STARCH. On the brighter side, tastes great! :P item not reviewed by moderator and published
This pudding is wonderful! I've used many of Tyler's recipes and they've all turned out great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's really good tasting of chocolate pudding made from real milk instantly! Stir with speed machine stir (spin) or use a spoon by hand like manual... I usually using a spoon to stir slowly in 10 minutes when the milk goes evaporated while making pudding for myself during snack time.. Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great pudding and extremely easy to make! I use all organic ingredients as well as a very high quality cocoa and vanilla when I make this recipe. It is simply the best this way! Thanks Tyler! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good and very easy to make. If you want something really rich and decadent this is not. All in all very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
great pudding and easy to make ! i make in often my family loves it !! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy and delicous! Thanks Tyler... you really saved me. I needed an easy and not so heavy dessert recipe and this just was what I was looking for. I will definitely make it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you are expecting a rich, decadent chocolate pudding recipe - this is not it. Although the recipe was easy to make and turned out perfectly, the taste is lacking in depth and richness -- it's more like a milk chocolate flavor pudding. Recommend adding good quality chocolate chips to boost the flavor if using the regular Hershey's unsweetened cocoa powder. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is super easy and absolutely fantastic !!! Smooth, creamy, chocolate-y, and not too sweet...definitely will satisfy your chocolate craving!! Thanks Mr. T! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy recipe with excellent results. This is chocolate comfort food! The texture was great. I will definitely be making this again! Merci Mr. Florence! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome and easy to do. The kids loved it as well as the adults. Thanks Tyler! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best Chocolate Pudding I have ever made. Thank you Tyler... You did it again item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've never attempted to make chocolate pudding because I thought box was just fine. Wow! I made this for our best friends' anniversary party and everyone raved about it. Tyler - you are the best item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hi, I'm a ten year old child and I felt like cooking! I love cooking and also i love chocolate pudding. It was so, so easy and fun!I would describe this as a really thick pudding or mouse but it was so yummy! It is wonderful with strawberry's! My mommy and daddy loved it and so did I. Tomorow i am going to the dentist for a long time and mom is going to make me this pudding on my request. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I will never go back to the boxed stuff. So easy to make and so darn good!! Also, I like to eat my pudding warm, so I served it within an hour of making it. It was perfectly set and absolutely wonderful. It convinced my two little girls that eating their spinach was a good idea so that they could enjoy some pudding! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I needed to make something fast for my son that just had his wisdom teeth pulled. He wanted something rich and yummy that would fill him up and this sure fit the bill. I ended up having to make a second batch so the rest of the family could enjoy some. Also I am not sure if it is the dry climate here in Arizona, but my pudding set up in an hour where it was ready to serve. I was astonished. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used 1% also and it was rich and smooth with a deep chocolate flavor. I used it in a graham pie shell and beat the leftover whites to make a chocolate meringue pie...out of this world. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have come back to this recipe over and over again. It's so delicious and SO easy! I have always used 1% milk instead of whole milk and it's still wonderful. Less guilty though! Also Tyler recommends chilling it but warm chocolate pudding on a cold day is probably one of life's greatest pleasures. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made homemade pudding a couple of times before, and it was good, but Tyler's version is awesome! I used Hersey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder, and the pudding came out gooey and rich. It was super easy to make, and everyone loved it. I, very wisely, doubled the recipe, and it was gone in a day! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have loved everything I made from Tyler Florence. This pudding recipe is no exception. I have no need to ever purchase a boxed chocolate pudding again. I made Chambourd whipped cream the last time with some white chocolate shavings. Grand Marnier is also out of this world. Michelle from Jamaica, NY: Hershey's Dutch Process cocoa is very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love chocolate? This is for you. Creamy, smooth, great consistency and just enough sweetness. Be sure to use a good cocoa powder. And since there's just two of us, I kept a couple in the fridge for a few days and they were just as good the second and third day. I later made these at a little dinner party-huge hit. Thanks Tyler for the easy gourmet dessert. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added some chocolate chips to the pudding at the end when it was boiling. Just a handful, gave it a richer, deeper chocolate flavor. This one is easier the Ina's and tastier (sorry Ina). item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this pudding many, many times - it is a no fail WINNER!! The best!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe. I'v made it on several occassions now and I really like how easily this comes together, which sometimes can be difficult with custards and puddings. Doesn't keep very well for more than a day but most often, it doesn't last that long being consumed by those of us that can't resist chocolate. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was great! The consistency was perfect, and it was so easy to prepare. I ended up using Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder, and the flavor was excellent. Yet another one of Tyler's awesome recipes hits it out of the park! item not reviewed by moderator and published
In the episode for chocolate pudding, Tyler said to use a dutch cocoa. Can someone give me a brand name for a dutch cocoa powder. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I LOVE IT! Now that I know how to make it...I am in TROUBLE...LOL! Very easy and quick! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Nothing like chocolate pudding with whipped cream on a cold day after a brutal work week. Easy and fabulous! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just like my grandma used to make. Loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy to make it's one of my 14yr old son's favorite recipes to make &amp; eat! I'm the Chocoholic in our home, everyone else likes candy's but this recipe has made chocolate fans! Thank You Tyler!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Creamy with a nice chocolate taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I needed to use up some egg yolks. This recipe was faster than the boxed stuff and 5x as good. Wow! Thanks Tyler!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have never made a recipe of Tyler's that was not simply amazing! I know that when I search for a recipe, if Tyler has a version of it...I automatically go for his recipe. This chocolate pudding is no exception. It is easy to make, especially when you are having a craving for chocolate. And boy does it hit the spot! I make my own whip cream with just a touch of Grand Marnier or Chambord. Because nothing goes better with chocolate (in my opinion) then the floavor of orange or raspberry! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Chocolate-y and Delicious, Thank you Tyler; turned out so good, I broke my diet for it, unfortunately ~ Brian item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great quick and easy recipe for a homemade dessert! Wayyyyy better than any pudding that you can get out of a box. It just really makes a difference when things are made from scratch rather than from a box. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful flavor and as easy to make as any premix. I like my puddings a little thicker so I added extra cornstarch and cooked for a little while longer. Hard to wait until it is set-up enough to eat! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious, creamy and sweet without being too sweet. I will wear this recipe out! Watch out my friends.... lol! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I already had all the ingredients on hand for this recipe, and it was really quick. It was even faster than boxed pudding! (It cooked faster - you don't have to stand there whisking as long!) I absolutely recommend this recipe for an easy dinner party dessert or family treat - great stuff from Tyler as always. :-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was fabulous. I had a couple of ripe bananas that I layered with the pudding. Super yum! I only let it chill in the frig for about 2 hrs. It was perfect, and very easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! This was easy to make, and is 10 times better then the pudding made from boxes (which I grew up on). Boxed puddings are week on flavor. This was rich, smooth and creamy. Wow! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I simply put 1 egg, 1 &amp; 1/2 pk butterfinger hot coaco, 1 tsp corn flour, 5 oz milk 1 dash salt, &amp; 2 table spoons of french vanilla ice cream ..that was my extra egg , flavoring &amp; cream .. ummm delisioius item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this was a very good recipe. I would make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy to make, it is kind of ridiculous to ever used boxed again. Not too sweet at all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is very good homemade pudding. It was very easy to make and I highly doubt I'd ever go back to the box stuff again. It concerned me that it was thickening a lot, but the next day it was perfect consistancy. I made it to fill Gale Gand's cream puff recipe, but my 3 year old was foaming at the mouth to taste some of the pudding. I tasted it and it was delish. Not really on the sweet side, just right. I can only image what it would taste like with fresh whipped cream..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Maybe my favorite comfort food. This deep dark rich chocolate pudding with a huge dollop of fresh whipped cream. Simple and so DELICIOUS!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used the Hershey's Dark cocoa. I just made it for dessert later today, so I have only tasted it warm so far and it is yummy and very dark and chocolatey. I can only imagine it is going to be wonderful with the whipped cream and I have some fresh raspberries to go on top too. There is no way this is 6 servings though. I also got 3 nice servings in crystal stemware, so nothing I would consider big or anything. Also, so fast and easy...why make it from a box really? This is just as fast. Whenever I have a recipe that calls for just the yolks, I put the extra whites in zip bags in the freezer and keep a tally on the bag to make angel food cake when I accumulate enough. No waste! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Although it isn't the best pudding I have ever had in my life I did get lots of compliments. It was easy to make and had a fabulous chocolatey taste. I did have to use 2% milk. Tasted yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Chocolate pudding to die for. Once again, Tyler doesn't disappoint! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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