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Homemade Chocolate Pudding

This is an easy, rich, chocolatey, homemade chocolate pudding that takes almost no time at all to make - just 8 minutes from measuring to eating!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 to 8 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder I use Hershey's extra dark
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup stick unsalted butter 1/2
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Mix dry ingredients together in a large, microwave safe bowl, until there are no lumps of cocoa or cornstarch.
  • Add the milk slowly, whisking smooth as you add it.
  • Whisk in the cream just until it's smooth.
  • Put in the microwave and cook, stirring every minute, until mixture is thick and coats a spoon - about 6 to 9 minutes.
  • Remove from microwave and add butter in small pieces, whisking it in to blend.
  • Finally add vanilla.
  • Cover (or not) and chill until ready to serve.


Cover the hot pudding with waxed paper while cooling if you don't want a skin to form on the top. Some people like the skin so in that case leave it uncovered!