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Milk Chocolate Pudding

chocolate pudding recipeA few days ago, my son asked me to make him chocolate pudding. He never comes out and asks me to make him anything so I happily obliged. The thing is, I have never made pudding before. Or ever eaten it for that matter. Turns out, it is really easy to make and delicious to boot. And a huge hit with the 6 and under crowd. I used milk chocolate to make this and I used Guittard chocolate. I know that it is important to use quality ingredients, and in this case, it is really important as the chocolate is the star of the show. I am sure that it will taste good with regular chocolate chips, but when you use a quality chocolate it will blow you away.

chocolate pudding recipe2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
4 ounces milk chocolate chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla
whipped cream for garnish

chocolate pudding recipeIn a saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cocoa powder.

chocolate pudding recipeAdd the milk and the cream and whisk. Cook the mixture over medium high heat whisking constantly.

chocolate pudding recipeWhen the mixture comes to a boil, let it boil for 2 minutes. The mixture will become really thick. Take it off the heat.

chocolate pudding recipePut the chocolate chips in the bottom of a large bowl. Set out 6 ramekins.

chocolate pudding recipePour the chocolate mixture over the chips.

chocolate pudding recipeAdd the vanilla. Whisk constantly until the chocolate has melted.

chocolate pudding recipePour the pudding into the ramekins.

chocolate pudding recipeCover the tops of the pudding with plastic wrap or wax paper. Put the plastic wrap directly on the pudding to avoid getting a skin. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours before you serve the chocolate pudding.

chocolate pudding recipeThis plastic wrap is the best out there. It doesn’t bunch up and rip like normal plastic wrap. I love it.

chocolate pudding recipeTop with a little whipped cream and you will have some seriously happy campers.

chocolate pudding recipeSee, I told you so. Aren’t my boys super cute? Make some chocolate pudding with your babes and have some fun in the kitchen together.

chocolate pudding recipe

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Milk Chocolate Pudding


Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • whipped cream for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cocoa powder.
  2. Add the milk and the cream and whisk. Cook the mixture over medium high heat whisking constantly.
  3. When the mixture comes to a boil, let it boil for 2 minutes. The mixture will become really thick. Take it off the heat.
  4. Put the chocolate chips in the bottom of a large bowl. Set out 6 ramekins.
  5. Pour the chocolate mixture over the chips.
  6. Add the vanilla. Whisk constantly until the chocolate has melted.
  7. Pour the pudding into the ramekins.
  8. Cover the tops of the pudding with plastic wrap or wax paper. Put the plastic wrap directly on the pudding to avoid getting a skin. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours before you serve the chocolate pudding.

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  1. The Blue-Eyed Bakers

    July 26th, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Well we love pudding…so we’re going to have to try this asap…especially if you’re saying it’s not so hard to whip up…and it goes over well with the kiddies! And we couldn’t agree more…quality ingredients are so crucial!

  2. bakedbree

    July 28th, 2010 at 9:56 am

    It is so easy! The worst part is the time waiting for it to chill.

  3. Emily @ The Happy Home

    July 26th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    i would love to go back in time and tell my mom that jello pudding from a box does not equal home made, fresh pudding. what a momma you are! i wouldn’t even do this for my own chocolate pudding cravings.

    your photos are absolutely amazing! what kind of camera do you have?

  4. bakedbree

    July 28th, 2010 at 9:55 am

    It is so easy that you totally could though. There is something gratifying about making your own pudding, it makes you feel very domestic-goddessy. Info about my camera:
    https://bakedbree.wpengine.com/photography

  5. Shawna R. B. Atteberry

    July 26th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Ooh that looks good. I made bread pudding last night, and this may next on the list.

    Shawna from SITS Girls

  6. bakedbree

    July 28th, 2010 at 9:54 am

    It was so easy and so much better than a box.

  7. Memoria

    July 27th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    That’s it! I’m packing up my belongings and moving over to your house. LOL!! This pudding looks amazing!!!! I love the shot of the whipped cream atop the pudding. Goodness!! Your kids are so lucky to be so cute and so blessed with a parent who bakes and cooks for them :).

  8. bakedbree

    July 28th, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Come on over! You are welcome any time.

  9. Carly

    October 5th, 2010 at 10:44 am

    This looks deelish! I just found your blog and everything looks so amazing!! Where do you buy your Guittard chips? I can never find them by me!! Thanks.

  10. bakedbree

    October 7th, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Thank you. I buy my Guittard chips at Bel Air or Safeway.

  11. Georgiana

    February 8th, 2012 at 5:54 am

    I was led here by Tom Selleck and I am glad I was; this looks so. good. And not nearly as tricky as I would have thought, either.
    And that is the most adorable way of holding a spoon I have ever seen!

  12. Shar

    June 20th, 2015 at 8:04 am

    My go to choclate pudding recipe! It’s perfect!

  13. bakedbree

    June 26th, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you Shar!

  14. Robyn

    September 7th, 2018 at 3:14 am

    Hi Bree! I’ve actually made this recipe so many times (your recipe) for years and love it. Sometimes I get lumps and sometimes I don’t. What’s your trick to avoid them? Thanks ☺️

  15. bakedbree

    September 19th, 2018 at 11:38 am

    I don’t know if I have a trick for not getting lumps, but if you do, I’d strain it through a sieve to save it.

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