I was pleasantly surprised when I found out how easy it is to make this creamy Milk Chocolate Pudding. It’s so yummy, and it gets even better when you top it off with whipped cream!
A 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.
For the pudding:
- 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
In a saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cocoa powder.
Add the milk and the cream and whisk. Cook the mixture over medium high heat whisking constantly.
When the mixture comes to a boil, let it boil for 2 minutes. The mixture will become really thick. Take it off the heat.
Put the chocolate chips in the bottom of a large bowl. Set out 6 ramekins.
Pour the chocolate mixture over the chips.
Add the vanilla. Whisk constantly until the chocolate has melted.
Pour the pudding into the ramekins.
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.
This plastic wrap is the best out there. It doesn’t bunch up and rip like normal plastic wrap. I love it.
Top with a little whipped cream and you will have some seriously happy campers.
See, 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.
Friday 7th of September 2018
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 ☺️
Wednesday 19th of September 2018
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.
Saturday 20th of June 2015
My go to choclate pudding recipe! It's perfect!
Friday 26th of June 2015
Thank you Shar!
Wednesday 8th of February 2012
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!
Tuesday 5th of October 2010
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.
Thursday 7th of October 2010
Thank you. I buy my Guittard chips at Bel Air or Safeway.
Tuesday 27th of July 2010
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 :).
Wednesday 28th of July 2010
Come on over! You are welcome any time.