Easy Chocolate Pudding

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Easy-to-make homemade chocolate pudding.


  • 3 cups whole milk, divided
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ⅓ cup white sugar, or more to taste
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 pinch salt (Optional)


Combine 1/2 cup milk and cornstarch in a small bowl. Whisk or stir with a fork until smooth and all lumps have been incorporated.

Combine remaining milk with sugar in a medium saucepan over low heat. Slowly whisk in the cornstarch mixture. Cook, whisking as needed to prevent lumps from forming, until mixture begins to thicken, 8 to 10 minutes. Add chocolate chips and salt. Continue stirring until chips are completely melted and pudding is smooth and thickened, about 7 minutes more.

Pour pudding into 1 large bowl or 6 individual bowls. Place plastic wrap directly on top of the pudding to prevent a skin from forming; smooth it gently against the surface. Refrigerate for at least 3 to 4 hours before serving.

Preparation time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 3 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 6 – Yield: 6 servings



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