Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding

Bestow a little affection on your guests with an easy-to-make old-fashioned chocolate pudding. Assembled with classic ingredients like cocoa and milk, this version adds something special to the dish by including a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of fresh berries.

You’ll Need

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • ⅓ cup good-quality cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ⅓ cup good-quality chocolate chips
  • ½ Tbsp butter
  • Optional: whipped cream, berries, grated chocolate

Prep and Cook

  • Combine the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa and salt in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and whisk until well combined.
  • Add the milk and vanilla and stir until the dry ingredients have dissolved. Set the pot over medium heat and whisk continuously until the mixture thickens and can coat the back of a spoon, about 10–15 minutes. Add the chocolate chips and butter and stir until melted and glossy, about 2 minutes.
  • Pour into a large serving bowl, or 6 individual ramekins, and cover tightly with plastic wrap. To avoid a film forming on the pudding, press the plastic wrap onto the surface of the pudding.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour, or up to 3 days. Serve topped with whipped cream, berries and grated chocolate if desired.


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