The Best Homemade Chocolate Pudding Recipe - You won't believe how incredibly easy it is to make creamy and luscious chocolate pudding from scratch! Skip the box and give this classic homemade pudding recipe a try.
Set a medium sauce pot over medium heat. Add the sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, salt, and coffee granules. Stir to combine, then pour in the milk. Whisk well to remove all clumps.
Bring the mixture to a simmer. Once simmering, stir consistently for 1-2 minutes, as the pudding thickness. It should be fairly thick, but will continue to thicken as it cools.
Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla. Stir until the butter is fully melted and combined.
If you feel like you were unable to stir in all the clumps, you can pour the pudding through a mesh strainer to remove any debris. Otherwise, scoop the pudding into a storage container and press a piece of plastic wrap down over the surface of the pudding, so a skin doesn’t form as it cools.
Once it is fully chilled, you can remove the plastic wrap and cover it with a lid. Serve cold.
Vegan Pudding? You can substitute almond or coconut milk for the cow’s milk, and then use a vegan butter substitute for the butter.This chocolate pudding recipe makes a fabulous chocolate pie filling! Make sure to cook it the full 2 minutes, so it sets very thick.