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Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding
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Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding

Silky and fudgy homemade chocolate pudding, with an un-matchable old-fashioned taste! You'll never use instant pudding mix again!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 -10 servings


  • 5 cups milk divided
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 8 oz unsweetened chocolate coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Whipped cream for serving optional


  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, whisk 4-1/2 cups milk, cream, and sugar until combined. Whisk frequently over medium heat until just simmering. Reduce heat to low.
  • In a small bowl whisk egg yolks, 1/2 cup remaining milk, and cornstarch until smooth. Whisk a small amount of warm cream mixture into egg yolks, then add all to pan. Stir over medium heat until mixture is thick and coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and whisk in chopped chocolate until melted. Stir in vanilla and salt.
  • Cool pudding in pan 30 minutes, then transfer chocolate pudding to a container and press plastic wrap directly on the surface. Refrigerate pudding at least 2 hours, or until cold. Serve pudding cold with whipped cream if desired.


Store chocolate pudding in refrigerator up to 4 days.