Better than boxed pudding, this easy homemade chocolate pudding is made with a few simple ingredients, plus a special ingredient, crushed cookies. Use this pudding recipe for pie filling and frozen pudding pops!
Pudding From Scratch
When you grow up using boxed pudding mixes you really don’t get to experience what a homemade pudding recipes taste like. I am so happy that when it comes to making pudding from scratch you can tweak and adjust what goes inside of your dish. Including the ingredients that can amplify flavors or even mix things up and make new combinations.
Homemade Pudding Ingredients
This really is one of the best homemade chocolate pudding recipes I have ever tried. It’s super simple and only uses a few ingredients. If you are feeling adventurous you can stir in butter and vanilla to amp up the chocolate flavor of the pudding.
- cocoa powder
- chocolate shavings
- crushed chocolate cookies
- vanilla extract (optional)
- melted butter (optional)
Easy Pudding From Scratch
Make this delicious homemade chocolate pudding from scratch using ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Whip this delicious sweet treat for an afternoon snack, summertime treat or just when your craving some chocolate. It’s super easy to make and perfect for when you want to use up milk from the fridge.
How to make homemade chocolate pudding
- To start, place the cocoa powder, chocolate shavings, and chocolate cookies in a medium sauce pot. Pour in the milk and slowly incorporate the cornstarch.
- Set the pot over medium heat and stir regularly until the first bubble forms. The chocolate and cookies should be fully incorporated and silky smooth. Immediately remove from the heat and let it cool down for 20 minutes.
- Pour the pudding into rock glasses and then garnish with crushed cookies. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours for the pudding to set. If you like to eat your pudding straight out of the pan, serve and enjoy.
If you are feeling extra indulgent, incorporate some caramel sauce into the batter, or 1 tablespoon of melted butter and vanilla extract. Add in an egg yolk for a more creamy, thick consistency to your pudding.
- whipped cream
- crushed cookies
- mini chocolate chips
How do I store homemade chocolate pudding?
How do I store homemade chocolate pudding? Store your easy homemade pudding in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days. Tightly seal the container or bowl with a piece of plastic wrap, to deter the skin from forming on the surface of the pudding.
Can I freeze homemade chocolate pudding for later?
Can I freeze homemade chocolate pudding for later? I do not suggest freezing your pudding to eat for later. As the thawing process changes the texture of the pudding. If you are going to freeze the pudding see my notes on how you can use this pudding recipe for pie filling and pudding pops!
Can homemade chocolate pudding be frozen?
Can homemade chocolate pudding be frozen? Absolutely! Turn this pudding recipe into a pudding pop by simply adding them to a popsicle mold. Like the popsicle mold found on Amazon here. Then freeze them overnight, run the outside of the popsicle molds under warm water to help release them from the molds. Enjoy!
Can I use this for a pie filling?
Can I use this for a pie filling? Of course! Just follow these instructions on how to make this easy pudding recipe. Then pour the pudding into a premade pie shell. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours or over night for best results, to let the pudding fully set. Then top it with whipped cream and of of your favorite toppings.
Does this chocolate pudding recipe use corn starch?
Does this chocolate pudding recipe use corn starch? Yes, this pudding recipe uses corn starch, if you would like to substitute the corn starch for another ingredient, please see my note below on all the options you can choose from.
Can I substitute the cornstarch in the homemade chocolate pudding?
Can I substitute the cornstarch in the homemade chocolate pudding? The wonderful news is yes you can substitute the cornstarch in homemade pudding recipes for an alternate ingredient. Use can use alternative starch-based thickeners, such as arrowroot powder, tapioca powder or rice starch.
More Chocolate Recipes
If you love this chocolate inspired recipe then you will love some of the other wonderful chocolate recipes I have on my blog. Or if you would like you can have some of these desserts along side some of my most popular dinner recipes. Such as my Indian Butter Chicken, Spinach, cheese stuffed chicken, or creamy garlic parmesan shrimp.
- 1/4 Cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 Cup chocolate shavings
- 1/4 Cup crushed chocolate cookies
- 2 Cups milk
- 1/4 Cup cornstarch
- Place the cocoa powder, chocolate shavings, and chocolate cookies in a pot.
- Pour the milk and slowly incorporate the cornstarch. Stir regularly.
- Set the pot over medium heat and stir until the first bubble forms.
- Remove from the heat and let it cool down for 20 minutes.
- Divide into rock glasses.
- Garnish with crushed cookies.
- Serve and enjoy.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 8g