Easy 5 Minute Chocolate Pudding This rich and Easy to make chocolate pudding recipe is such a treat! Made with wholesome ingredients for a not too guilty pleasure!
Pudding…just the sound of it invokes creamy loveliness. Creamy and rich but made with simple ingredients. Sugar, cocoa, milk and a couple other ingredients you most likely have hanging around.
Jazz this simple pudding recipe up with raspberries, chopped maraschino cherries, shaved chocolate or just dive in as is!
How to make Homemade Chocolate Pudding –
Simply whisk together the dry ingredients, add the milk and bringn to a simmer. Instant easy pudding !
What kind of milk can I use to make this pudding?
- We find whole milk makes the smoothest pudding but you can sub 2% in a pinch. When you go to a more watery consistency milk, like skim or a nut milk your pudding will take on a less silky consistency. It will work, it just won’t be as smooth. So stick with whole milk with this recipe if you can!
Keep stirring so your dry ingredients don’t clump on the bottom of the pan! It will thicken up in just a few minutes.
DO NOT OVER STIR: A nice consistent gentle whisk will do. Anything more can break down the cornstarch and leave you with a runnier pudding. It will still be good just not as thick.
PRO TIP: When it starts to bubble let it continue to cook for about 30 seconds or so….at this point you have reached pudding nirvana. It won’t get any thicker! But it will thicken up nicely when cooled!
Pour into your pretty little cups and serve either warm or chilled. This will keep for up to 3 days in your refrigerator.
Cover with plastic wrap to keep the tops from forming a skin while cooling.
Serve this with chopped chocolate, cherries, raspberries, whip cream or just straight up!
More easy chocolate desserts!
3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse Cake
Incredibly Easy Chocolate Ganache Tart
Kathi and Rachel
Check out this video to see exactly how we make it!
5 Minute Chocolate Pudding
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweeteend cocoa powder like Hersheys Cocoa
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 1/4 cups milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 tablespoon butter This just adds a bit of richness and a glossy look. optional
- In medium saucepan combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt with a whisk.
- Add milk and continue to whisk. Heat to simmer over medium heat.
- Cook for 1-2 minutes until thick and bubbly.
- Remove from heat - add vanilla and butter
- Pour into your favorite dessert glass and chill throughly.
- Stir together sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt in large microwave-safe bowl; gradually stir in milk.
- Microwave at HIGH (100%) 7 to 10 minutes or until mixture comes to full boil, stirring every few minutes.
- Stir in butter and vanilla. Pour into dishes to cool.
I will never buy a mix again. This is so chocolatey, yummy and so easy. You never fail me with your recipes.
Kathi & Rachel says
Thank you Sue! We truly appreciate your kind words! xoxoxo! Kathi and Rachel
Michelle Sheehan says
This was so easy and so yummy.. Thank you for this recipe.. I’ll be making it again. I’m so surprised the time it took. So little yet such big taste.
Kathy B says
I don’t know why I don’t make pudding more often. Its been quite some time – I forget how easy it is. This is a great recipe even for those who never cook. And yes, after I ate about half the jar, I added maraschino cherries because I had them!
L Brown says
Do you mean cocoa powder? Or a cocoa mix like Swiss ?Miss, etc. Thank you.
Kathi & Rachel says
Cocoa powder, unsweetened. I updated to be more clear…thank you for the note!
L. Brown says
Thanks so much for your reply. I’m going to make it right now.
Sound like a super simple and yummy recipe. I will definitely try it. Can I use milk chocolate bars instead of cocoa? Will that change the consistency and taste?
Hi Shefali, I can’t recommend it. I have not tried and I am thinking it will make the pudding runny.
I cannot wait for this to chill!
Jen @ Carlsbad Cravings says
Sexy indeed! I had no idea how easy homemade pudding was and I LOVE pudding! Can’t wait to make this!
Joshua Hampton says
This pudding is sexy indeed. Chocolate and ready in five minutes? I’ll have some of that, please.
Sounds delicious! I will definitively try this!
Anne|Craving Something Healthy says
Ha ha! The image of sex in a cup is kind of disturbing, but I really love the look of this! I rarely think to make pudding, and when I do, I wonder why I don’t eat it every night! BTW – I’ve made it with coconut milk and it works really well. Pinned 🙂
This recipe was amazing! I added a raspberry-filled chocolate mousse as a layer in the serving glass, and it was absolutely delicious! The cooking took a bit longer than 5 minutes, but this recipe is perfect regardless!
I was genuinely suprised at how good and actually easy this was. Usually I feel like you either have to sacrifice time or quality with recipes, but this was a notable exception! I think I’m going to find myself making this a lot, especially sisinci usually have the ingredients on hand.
Kathi & Rachel says
Hi Anne! So glad you liked it, thanks for the nice note!
OH… if you had just left off those words….5 minute…..now I’m gonna have to make this ASAP !!
looks so yummy & will be a nice surprise for hubby too.