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Homemade Chocolate Pudding

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There is nothing more comforting, than a bowl of thick, rich, and creamy Homemade Chocolate Pudding! I’m talking about REAL pudding, made from scratch and cooked on the stove. No boxes, no additives, and no weird aftertaste. Just good old homemade chocolate pudding like our grandmothers made…..

Rich, decadent Homemade Chocolate Pudding just like our grandmothers used to make! cookingwithcurls.com

Okay, my grandmother would have never made her pudding with coconut milk, but I don’t have a choice. Shocked? Yes, that pudding right there is dairy-free!! I have made it both ways, in fact it is the filling for my Chocolate Cream Pie, so I opted to go ahead and not name it dairy-free….it’s that good….everyone needs to try it! 😉

Rich and creamy Homemade Chocolate Pudding cookingwithcurls.com

The number one rule to make this homemade chocolate pudding, you MUST have all of the ingredients ready BEFORE you start!

Homemade Chocolate Pudding ingredients cookingwithcurls.com

It’s not difficult to make, but you don’t want to overcook the pudding in any of the individual steps. Just go with it, it’s the way the recipe was written.

How to make stove-top chocolate pudding:

Mix sugar, flour, and salt together in the top of a double – boiler OR in a large stainless steel bowl…..

Homemade Chocolate Pudding flour cookingwithcurls.com

Stir in the milk and cream, or half & half, or coconut milks, and cook over simmering water for 15 minutes, stirring constantly until thick…..

Homemade Chocolate Pudding boiler cookingwithcurls.com

No fancy equipment here folks. 😉 Gradually add a small amount of hot mixture to a small bowl with the 3 egg yolks, whipping to prevent eggs from scrambling…..

Homemade Chocolate Pudding temper cookingwithcurls.com

Chef’s refer to this as “tempering” the eggs. Whisk the egg mixture into the original mixture in the large bowl, and cook for an additional 3 minutes.

Remove from heat and add the chocolate, stirring to combine…..

Homemade Chocolate Pudding chocolate cookingwithcurls.com

Remember, this bowl is REALLY HOT!! Protect your hands and your work surface from the heat. Add the vanilla and butter, stir to combine…..

Homemade Chocolate Pudding butter cookingwithcurls.com

Your homemade chocolate pudding will already be thick and creamy…..

Homemade Chocolate Pudding stir cookingwithcurls.com

You can eat it while it is hot, if you want to, but it’s best to cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to completely cool. Then you can top it with Coconut Whipped Cream, or whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles if you’re feeling festive…..

Rich and creamy Homemade Chocolate Pudding that can be made dairy-free | cookingwithcurls.com

Oh, don’t forget the spoon…..

Homemade Chocolate Pudding and Pie Filling cookingwithcurls.com

It’s also fun to serve with Pie Crust Spoons…..

Serve your Homemade Chocolate Pudding with these fun Pie Crust Spoons and watch your kid's faces light up with excitement! cookingwithcurls.com

I won’t lie, this pudding is very rich…but oh so worth it!

More delicious chocolate dessert recipes:

In a bowl, in a pie crust, you decide. 

Enjoy!!

Rich, decadent Homemade Chocolate Pudding just like our grandmothers used to make! cookingwithcurls.com

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Rich, decadent Homemade Chocolate Pudding just like our grandmothers used to make!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, pudding, dessert, dairy-free, rich, creamy, decadent
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 389kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup + 1 Tablespoon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk coconut or Cashew milk (box)
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream coconut milk (in a can-shaken before opening)
  • 3 large egg yolks beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter non-dairy butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ ounces unsweetened chocolate

Instructions

Have all ingredients ready!

  • Mix sugar, flour, and salt together in the top of a double - boiler OR in a large stainless steel bowl.
  • Stir in milk and cream.
  • Cook over hot water for 15 minutes, stirring constantly until thick.
  • Add a small amount of hot mixture to a small bowl with the 3 egg yolks, whipping to prevent eggs from scrambling.
  • Whisk the egg mixture into the large bowl and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add the chocolate, stirring to combine.
  • Add the vanilla and butter, stir.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill.

Notes

  • You can also substitute 3 cups of half & half for the milk and cream.
  • Nutrition Facts are calculated using dairy products.

Nutrition

Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 910IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2mg

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13 Comments

  1. G’day and YUM! Who can’t go for some chocolate pudding! I want to try this right now!
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  2. Nothing so delicious and traditional than a bowl of homemade chocolate pudding. Simple, pure and decadent on its own. Linking from Pint Sized Baker

  3. Homemade pudding tastes so much better than store-bought. I can’t wait to try your recipe. I’m sure it will be amazing since I’ve loved all of your recipes that I’ve tried at home. Thank you for linking this one up at This Is How We Roll Thursdays!

  4. I’m allergic to corn starch, meaning that all the box mixes and most of the store bought puddings are out. I LOVE pudding! Thanks for giving this recipe, I so want to make some, and a cream pie! Its been DECADES since I’ve had a chocolate cream pie!

  5. Born and raised in Iowa. My (91 yo) mother still makes homemade pudding all the time. No plastic wrap on top for me – my favorite part is the skin on top!

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