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Chocolate Pudding

This pudding's creamy texture remains irresistible to kids of all ages. And when made with the freshest cream, best vanilla extract, and finest chocolate, it's heaven.

  • Servings: 6
Chocolate Pudding

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2002


  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces best-quality semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces


  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, cocoa, and salt. In a 4-cup measuring cup, combine 1 1/4 cups heavy cream with milk and vanilla. Whisk 1 cup cream mixture into dry ingredients until cornstarch is completely dissolved. Whisk in remaining cream mixture until smooth.

  2. Place saucepan over medium heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add chocolate and cook, whisking until chocolate is melted, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and whisk in butter until melted. Using a 3-ounce ladle, pour pudding into 6 dessert cups. Refrigerate until completely set, about 1 hour.

  3. Whip remaining cup of heavy cream to soft peaks, and serve with the pudding.


Television version of the recipe uses only 1/2 tablespoon of butter.

Reviews (4)

  • skinfanatic 30 Jan, 2011

    very good flavor, would be perfect as a chocolate pie filling

  • Dani_Br 16 Feb, 2009

    It's delicious and very easy to make, using very few ingredients. The best thing is that you don't have to wait hours to eat it, it sets in 1 hour or less...

  • jewels61 15 Jan, 2009

    I was looking for an easy chocolate pudding recipe, and this one is great! It was simple to make and turned out rich, smooth, and creamy. It does have more of a rich, dark chocolate taste. My husband loved it!

  • blup 16 May, 2008

    This is amazing!!So easy to make and rich taste.I made this wonderful
    pudding for mother's day.Everyone just loved it!

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