Chocolate Pudding


Why is something as simple as chocolate pudding so delightful?


Smooth and creamy, intense and rich.


Notes: Our favorite way to eat chocolate pudding is hot from the pan, poured over vanilla ice cream. It acts as a chocolate sauce, but has much more depth.

My sweetener of choice is maple syrup. But you can use anything you wish: white sugar, raw sugar, sucanat, etc.

What’s your favorite way to eat chocolate pudding?

Chocolate Pudding

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  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon (just a pinch) salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or sweetener of choice
  • 2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1) In a medium saucepan, whisk together the cornstarch, salt, cocoa powder, and maple syrup until smooth. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk and egg yolks.

2) Slowly whisk the milk & yolks into the mixture in the pan. Set the heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Boil and stir for 1 minute.

3) Remove from heat and stir in the butter & vanilla. Serve warm (over ice cream) or chilled (with whipped cream).

Makes approximately 4 servings



25 thoughts on “Chocolate Pudding

  1. I made this yesterday and it was delicious! I ate a few bites while it was still hot (I couldn’t resist!) before putting the rest to chill in the refrigerator. Great recipe!

  2. well, I´m a serious chocoholic so my favorite way to eat chocolate pudding is by sinful big spoonfuls with no other thing to interfer between me and my drogue. (did I just said drogue? 😀 )

    on the other hand, I have never tried choc pudding sweetened with maple syrup, I think is a smart addition that should add lots of complexity to it. will give it a try.

  3. Erica, have you ever reheated this? I want to make it for this Sunday dinner’s dessert but thought it might be easier to make it ahead of time. Would that work, do you think?

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  5. I have made this twice in the last three days! SO yummy!
    My brothers can’t stop raving!
    Awesome recipe…. thank you!!!!

    I come from a big family, too, ( There are nine in all!) and love it!!!!

    I’m enjoying your blog…. lots!

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