Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is one of the best homemade puddings, forget about the boxed stuff this takes minutes to make and is much better! If you want deeper-flavored chocolate then use regular semisweet chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate chips --- this will yield 2-3 and may be doubled.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup sugar (if you prefer a really sweet pudding add in a few tablespoons more sugar)
  • 13 cup cocoa, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch (measure 3 tablespoons exactly!)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 12 cup whipping cream
  • 1 12 cups half-and-half cream or 1 12 cups full-fat milk
  • 12 cup milk chocolate chips (use semisweet chocolate for a deeper chocolate taste)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  1. In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan whisk together the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt.
  2. Add in the half and half and whipping cream.
  3. set the saucepan over medium heat and cook whisking constantly until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil (this should take about 5 minutes).
  4. Remove from heat and add in vanilla and gently add in the milk chocolate chips and vanilla (do not mix completely) let stand for 5 minutes, the mix until the chocolate is completely mixed in (do not stir to much or the pudding will thin out).
  5. Divide the mixture into 3 or four small dessert dishes.
  6. Chill until cold (you might want to cover each dish with plastic wrap).


Most Helpful

Bravo! The first time I made it as per the recipe and it was too rich for our tastes but totally divine nonetheless. Second time I put in all milk, omitted the heavy cream, used just 1/3 cup of semi sweet chocolate and upped the salt ratio to 1/2 tsp. Though its pretty quick to put together still I plan on making little packs of the dry ingredients which should satisfy midnight choco cravings in a snap. Thanks again kit :)

mulan400 March 30, 2011

This was a wonderful easy chocolate pudding. I doubled it and used whole milk and Tropical Source semisweet chocolate chips from Whole Foods. My chips weren't completely melted so my son thought I had small soft lumps! Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes with us!

AnnNH November 09, 2008

As with all of your recipes I have tried, this is a keeper. My husband has always wanted homemade chocolate pudding "like his mom made". Well, this is the only one that he has approved of. The only problem I had was the chips didn't melt all the way but I think that may have been my fault as I used an off brand of chips. Still very tasty. This will go in the make often file. Thanks again Kitten for a wonderful recipe!! SammiCat

SammiCat January 05, 2008

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