Silky and fudgy homemade chocolate pudding, with an un-matchable old-fashioned taste! You'll never use instant pudding mix again!
Prep Time 20minutes
Total Time 2hours20minutes
Servings 8-10 servings
8ozunsweetened chocolatecoarsely chopped
Whipped cream for servingoptional
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.