Homemade chocolate pudding is such a treat.
Did you know that you can make pudding from scratch?
Yes, of course. I know how easy it is to heat up a little sugar and milk. And then stir in a couple of spoonfuls of that store bought instant chocolate or vanilla pudding powder.
And hey, there’s nothing wrong with that!
I used to do that very regularly also long time ago. That’s when I was still living at my parents’ to make my siblings and myself a warm after school snack. A treat to eat when doing our homework. I would make a huge bowl of that lovely sugary instant stuff because I have 1 brother and 3 sisters.
And sometimes I would also add a couple of gingerbread cookies or a handful of extra chocolate chip chunks just to make it extra rich. And then cover the top of the cooling instant pudding with a good layer of chocolate sprinkles.
Chocolate Pudding Recipe From Scratch
But now I see how easy and also different homemade pudding is.
And what a difference in flavor!
First time I prepared it I was pretty surprised about how little ingredients go into it actually. Every one of them are basic ingredients you most certainly have laying around somewhere in your pantry or kitchen cupboards.
In the end this chocolate pudding below is far more richer, flavorful, deeper, chocolatey and silky. I topped it with some salted pistachios.
Yep, chocolate and salt…
That’s my little flavor heaven!
Do you love making pudding from scratch?
Then also check out my vanilla pudding from scratch!
- 4,5 oz dark chocolate (125 g), chopped
- 2,5 oz brown sugar (70 g)
- 1 cup cream (240 ml)
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter diced
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- Add the brown sugar, a tiny pinch of salt and the cornstarch to a medium saucepan.
- Stir a little to combine and then pour in the cream.
- Place the pan over medium heat and cook the cream and sugar mixture very gently for a minute or 3 until the cream starts to thicken a little. Stir constantly. Don't let it boil! Only bring it to a light simmer. Once the cream has thickened, then remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chopped dark chocolate.
- Stir firmly until the chocolate has melted fully. Now add the diced butter.
Whisk again until the chocolate pudding looks silky and smooth. Then divide the pudding over 4 ramekins or glasses.
- Let the pudding cool a little. Serve it the way you prefer: warm, lukewarm or cold.