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Good Old Chocolate Pudding

This rich Chocolate Pudding recipe requires no eggs and only a few staple ingredients! Within 5 minutes cooking time and a few hours of chilling you can whip up this silky-smooth and intensely chocolatey classic dessert.

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine European, French
Keyword classic chocolate pudding, easy chooclate pudding, egg-free chocolate pudding
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 361 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 2 1/2 cups milk (whole or 2% fat) (use Almond, soy or any vegan type of milk)
  • 1/2 cup cream (18% or half and half) (Use coconut cream for vegan)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup semisweet, milk, or dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • raspberries , chocolate shavings for serving


  1. In a medium pot, place the milk, cream, cornstarch, sugar, salt and cocoa powder. Whisk them as best as you can to remove all lumps. The colder the milk/cream is, the easier it is for the cornstarch to dissolve. The cocoa powder will dissolve better as the milk/cream start to boil.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, and then lower the heat to low. The mixture should still be gently simmering but not vigorously boiling. Whisk the mixture every half a minute or so for a few seconds to maintain a smooth pudding.

  3. Let the pudding cook for about 6 minutes (to cook any raw starch taste) and up to 10 minutes if your heat is very low and the pudding is very gently simmering.
  4. At that point, turn off the heat and drop all the chocolate chips into the pudding mixture while whisking to completely melt them in.
  5. Add the vanilla and mix the pudding well. You may strain the pudding for an extra silky feel to the pudding. Pour the pudding into serving cups and place a plastic wrap directly on the surface of each pudding.
  6. Chill the pudding for at least 3 hours until it’s really cold and firm. This pudding keeps in the fridge for about 5 days.

Recipe Notes

  • For an easy vegan chocolate pudding, add any nut milk instead of cow milk and use coconut milk instead of cream.
  • Choose high-quality chocolate and good organic cocoa powder for a more intense chocolate flavor!
  • Try topping your pudding with some nuts, coconut shreds, seeds, granola, berries or anything you like!
  • If you're up for a super healthy yet utterly satisfying instant pudding, try my most popular Instant Chia Chocolate Pudding recipe! You'll be surprised how good it is :)
Nutrition Facts
Good Old Chocolate Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 361 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 84mg4%
Potassium 364mg10%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 455IU9%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 221mg22%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.