Homemade chocolate pudding is so rich and creamy for an amazing treat. It is actually very easy to make homemade pudding and you won’t ever go back to store bought!

Homemade chocolate pudding is so rich and creamy for an amazing treat. It is very easy to make homemade pudding and you won't ever go back to store bought!

Homemade chocolate pudding

This homemade chocolate pudding recipe will make about 6 servings so if you want, go ahead and make a double batch. Your family will thank you later. It is really that good!

Can you really ever have too much pudding? Everyone will go crazy over this decadent chocolate pudding.

From regular family nights to special occasions this is your new go to chocolate fudge pudding recipe.

Homemade chocolate pudding is so rich and creamy for an amazing treat. It is very easy to make homemade pudding and you won't ever go back to store bought!
Homemade chocolate pudding is so rich and creamy for an amazing treat. It is very easy to make homemade pudding and you won't ever go back to store bought!

How do you make chocolate pudding from scratch?

It is not hard at all. I promise!

If you have been hesitant to try making homemade pudding, don’t be. You can make this in a few simple steps for an amazing dessert.

With just a few simple ingredients, you can make this easy pudding recipe. Keep reading to see just how simple this really is.

Homemade chocolate pudding is so rich and creamy for an amazing treat. It is very easy to make homemade pudding and you won't ever go back to store bought!

This homemade chocolate pudding recipe is a must try!

You have to try our homemade chocolate pudding recipe. My family likes pudding – they really do.

However, those “inexpensive” boxed or pre-made pudding cups can really add up. When you have a big family like ours it is much cheaper to just make it at home and it makes for a delicious after school snack or an easy dessert.

Homemade chocolate pudding is so rich and creamy for an amazing treat. It is very easy to make homemade pudding and you won't ever go back to store bought!
Homemade chocolate pudding is so rich and creamy for an amazing treat. It is very easy to make homemade pudding and you won't ever go back to store bought!

Plus, it tastes so much better. I don’t think I realized how much better until I made it from scratch.

Wow! The flavor is really so unbelievable and you can really taste the difference in homemade chocolate pudding versus the store bought variety.

Homemade chocolate pudding is so rich and creamy for an amazing treat. It is very easy to make homemade pudding and you won't ever go back to store bought!

Chocolate pudding ingredients:

Homemade chocolate pudding is so rich and creamy for an amazing treat. It is very easy to make homemade pudding and you won't ever go back to store bought!

Ingredients:

  • Sugar
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Cornstarch
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Vanilla

The ingredient list is really simple! I love knowing exactly what I am giving my family. You won’t find any hard to pronounce ingredients in this homemade chocolate pudding recipe!

Homemade chocolate pudding is so rich and creamy for an amazing treat. It is very easy to make homemade pudding and you won't ever go back to store bought!

How do you make homemade chocolate pudding:

Homemade chocolate pudding is so rich and creamy for an amazing treat. It is very easy to make homemade pudding and you won't ever go back to store bought!

First, whisk together sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt in a medium pan.

Homemade chocolate pudding is so rich and creamy for an amazing treat. It is very easy to make homemade pudding and you won't ever go back to store bought!
Homemade chocolate pudding is so rich and creamy for an amazing treat. It is very easy to make homemade pudding and you won't ever go back to store bought!

 

Now, whisk in the milk and bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly. Allow the mixture to cook for 2 minutes. This will make your kitchen smell heavenly.

Homemade chocolate pudding is so rich and creamy for an amazing treat. It is very easy to make homemade pudding and you won't ever go back to store bought!

 

Remove from the heat and stir in butter and vanilla.

Homemade chocolate pudding is so rich and creamy for an amazing treat. It is very easy to make homemade pudding and you won't ever go back to store bought!
Homemade chocolate pudding is so rich and creamy for an amazing treat. It is very easy to make homemade pudding and you won't ever go back to store bought!

Transfer to serving dishes and chill.

Homemade chocolate pudding is so rich and creamy for an amazing treat. It is very easy to make homemade pudding and you won't ever go back to store bought!

How long does homemade pudding take to set?

I like to refrigerate for about 2 hours to allow the pudding plenty of time to set. Cover to prevent skin from forming on top of the pudding.

Top with whipped cream to make this homemade pudding even better! It is very simple to also make homemade whipped cream and the flavor is amazing.

If you are making homemade chocolate pudding, you have to also learn how to make homemade whipped cream. It is so easy and tastes so rich and creamy.

Homemade chocolate pudding is so rich and creamy for an amazing treat. It is very easy to make homemade pudding and you won't ever go back to store bought!

What else can I use this homemade chocolate pudding to make:

Homemade chocolate pudding is so much better than store bought. You will really be able to taste a difference in your recipes.

I think it makes a huge difference and everything tastes much better. Give it a try!

Homemade chocolate pudding is so rich and creamy for an amazing treat. It is very easy to make homemade pudding and you won't ever go back to store bought!

Try this easy recipe for Homemade chocolate pudding today!

This recipe for homemade chocolate pudding has become a staple in our family, and I think it will in yours too. It is budget friendly and oh so delicious!

You can easily make your own hot cocoa, chocolate pudding and more at home. Stop buying those packets at the store and make it at home instead.

I promise it is so much better and very simple to make. The kids can help and everyone will feel so accomplished knowing they made chocolate pudding from scratch!

I never cared for all of those hard to pronounce ingredients in the mixes. With this recipe, I know exactly what is going in and what I am giving my family.

It is so delicious and a win all around! Let us know once you try it and if you liked it.

The kids are going to go crazy over this recipe. You probably already have what you need to make this in your kitchen.

Why not make it today? Everyone will absolutely love it. Plus, it is frugal and simple to make.

Homemade chocolate pudding is so rich and creamy for an amazing treat. It is very easy to make homemade pudding and you won't ever go back to store bought!

Print this homemade chocolate pudding recipe below:

Homemade Chocolate Pudding Recipe

4.86 from 7 votes
Make this easy homemade chocolate pudding recipe. It is the best recipe for homemade chocolate pudding. You will love this chocolate fudge pudding recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 302
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 4 cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tsp Vanilla

Instructions

  • Whisk together sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt in a medium pan.
  • Whisk in milk and bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly. Allow to cook for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in butter and vanilla.
  • Transfer to serving dishes and chill.

Recipe Notes

This recipe will become your family’s go to chocolate pudding!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 302kcal, Carbohydrates 50g, Protein 6g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 6g, Cholesterol 26mg, Sodium 299mg, Potassium 323mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 41g, Vitamin A 380IU, Calcium 193mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Tip to keep that “skin” from forming take a piece of wax paper or plastic wrap and place it on the top of the pudding.

  2. 5 stars
    I have made chocolate pudding a number of times..but I found 4 cups of milk did’nt make the pudding thick enough, …I changed the recipe to just under 2 cups,added expresso coffee granuals, and 2 tbls of Kahlua coffee liquer=…I never keep to the same recipe…Thanks Querino

  3. I have used this recipe several times; in fact, have not used store-bought pudding mix since discovering your recipe.
    I want to use this same recipe for a chocolate pie. What is the best way to do this so my pudding is thick enough? Less milk? A tad bit more cornstarch? Cook a little longer than recipe calls for?
    Thank you for your help!

  4. Yes, I would add more cornstarch and cook it until it’s the consistency that you would like. Let us know how it turns out! Thank you.

  5. 5 stars
    I made this today using reconstituted non fat dry milk. I used 3 cups of the milk and 1 cup half and half to add a bit more fat. I also substituted 2/3 cup Truvia for the 1 cup sugar. It came out great, very decadent and better than store bought. Thanks for the easy recipe.

  6. 5 stars
    Made this tonight!!! Reminds me of the chocolate pudding my mom made! I did have to add more cornstarch though. About 1/8th of a cup mixed with a little water.
    Got to the thickness I liked. 🙂

  7. You were right! This has become my go to Chocolate pudding recipe! So so easy and delicious!