Homemade Pudding

chocolate pudding

When I was a younger ….hmmmmm…much younger guy. My mom made fresh pudding regularly enough to make me rethink pudding as of today. I used to make it for my waite staff when I played the role of institutional chef. I made the staff all types of different pudding. I know they appreciated it when I went to get one from the walk-in cooler and they were gone. I will help you bring back a tradition that in my mind should never have faded. Let’s make a nice Chocolate Pudding from scratch!

2 cups milk

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup cocoa powder

3 tsp cornstarch

3 egg yolks

1/8 tsp salt


Place 1 1/2 cups of the milk along with the  sugar and the cocoa in a stainless or Teflon coated saucepan. Bring to a simmer at medium-high heat.

In a stainless bowl, whisk the remaining 1/2 cup of the milk, cornstarch, salt and egg yolks.

Gradually whisk the hot milk mixture  into the egg mixture. Pour this back into the saucepan and cook again over medium-high heat whisking constantly until the pudding comes to a full boil. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer for an additional 2 or 3 minutes.

Pour the pudding into 4 mugs

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight until mix has set.

Serve with a dollop of whipped cream…Enjoy!


I just love pudding… glad you reminded me to get out my old recipe and share it with you.

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