Chocolate Pudding in a Mug

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 2 mins

Adapted from, this is a simple recipe to satisfy chocolate cravings. I like to stir some sliced banana in, or try replacing the vanilla essence with mint, coconut, almond or orange essence.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mug, dissolve cornflour, sugar and cocoa in the milk.
  2. Microwave on high for 90 seconds or until mixture boils.
  3. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour or so.
Most Helpful

5 5

Love this yummy treat. Just right when you want a little something chocolate-y. I have made it several times now, and I actually like it better when I reduce the cocoa to one heaping tablespoon- seems a little bitter with 2. And I love to eat it piping hot!

5 5

This is so quick, easy and delicious it is even good enough to serve to unexpected guests. I double or triple it and cook it in a pyrex measuring cup. It takes longer but is still quick.

5 5

Amazingly, this is a real chocolate pudding, not a fake shortcut version. It is important not to overdo the amount of cornstarch; if in doubt, put slightly less rather than more. You will know that the milk boiled if the top of the mixture is glossy; if it is not glossy, you should microwave it till it is and hope it does not overflow. Many thanks to the poster for making some of my evenings.