For all of my chocolate lovers out there, prepare yourselves to fall head over heels for this simple yet delicious chocolate cornstarch pudding.
The recipe only calls for five simple ingredients and very little prep time, so the hardest part will be having to wait for it to chill!
It'll be well worth the wait, though, and is the perfect treat to enjoy in the summertime!
It's so delicious, though, that you'll want to make it in the winter too!
This creamy pudding is great on its own, but it also makes a great dip for cookies and fresh fruit if you want to add a little something extra to your party offerings!
- Milk Chocolate Couverture (high quality)
- Whole Milk
- Granulated Sugar
- Heavy Cream
See the recipe card for quantities.
The first thing you'll want to do is mix your cornstarch with a tablespoon of milk — and make sure you don't have any clumps!
Next, combine the milk chocolate couverture, milk, and sugar in a medium saucepan, and bring them to a gentle boil on medium heat. Once the mixture is starting to boil, add in the mixed cornstarch, stirring constantly with a whisk, and bring to a boil again.
Once the pan begins to boil again, remove it from the heat and pour your hot pudding into a bowl with a lid.
It'll need at least three hours in the fridge to cool, but personally, I like letting my pudding sit in the fridge overnight, so if it's possible, try making this the night before.
After you've waited at least three hours for your pudding to chill, though, you can start whipping the whipped cream with an electric hand mixer until stiff.
You'll know you have the right consistency once you start seeing stiff peaks form in the cream. Combine your cold chocolate cornstarch pudding with the freshly-whipped whipped cream.
You can add your pudding into a pastry bag with a star tip and pipe the cream into the serving bowls — or dipping bowls if you're planning to put out snacks for your guests. It won't make the pudding taste any different, but it's a great way to give the pudding a beautiful shape.
If you're preparing this as a dip, another nice little finishing touch I like to make is decorating with small pieces of cookies and fruit.
This recipe can also be prepared with dark chocolate (for an even more decadent chocolate pudding) or white chocolate!
My family served all three versions as dips at Christmas with homemade sugar cookies. It was absolutely delicious and a huge hit among our guests!
- Small or medium-sized Saucepan
- Small Bowl
- Large Bowl (with lid)
- Electric Hand Mixer
- Piping Bag with Star Tip
- Glass Bowls or Small Dipping Bowls
This chocolate cornstarch pudding will last up to three days when refrigerated! Just make sure you properly store it in an airtight container!
💭 Top tip
This recipe only needs to chill for three hours (any less, and you'll have more of a chocolate soup!), but I highly recommend making this ahead of time the night before!
This homemade chocolate pudding recipe can be prepped in 20 minutes or less, but bringing everything together for a party just feels so much easier when you don't feel like you're under a time crunch.
If you're making homemade pudding that isn't coming out of the Jell-O Chocolate Pudding box, the cornstarch is what's going to help thicken your pudding and give it the right consistency.
This recipe calls for cornstarch, but if you need to substitute flour instead, you'd use a 2:1 ratio; two tablespoons of flour for every one tablespoon of cornstarch.
Your homemade cornstarch pudding will thicken up while you're cooking it over medium-low heat, and allowing it enough time in the fridge will help it to set. If your chocolate pudding is looking more like chocolate soup, though, you need to spend some more time cooking and stirring it over your stove top before chilling it in the fridge.
In order to prevent clumping, you'll want to mix in your cornstarch with a tablespoon of milk before adding it into your mixture! The cornstarch is what will help thicken up your pudding and give you the consistency you need before popping into the fridge to cool!
Other Recipes for You to Try
- Baking Basics for Christmas Cookies
- Chocolate Dipped Butter Cookies
- Divine Leftover Egg Yolk Cookies
- Best Homemade Sacher Torte
- No Bake Mint Chocolate Cheesecake
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Easy Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding
- Saucepan small
- Small bowl
- Mixing bowl with a lid
- Piping bag with a star tip
- Glass bowl for serving or small dipping bowls
- ½ Cup Milk chocolate couverture high quality
- 1 ¼ Cups Whole milk
- 1 ¼ tablespoon Granulated Sugar
- 1 ¾ tablespoon Cornstarch
- ½ Cup Heavy cream
- Mix 1 ¾ tablespoon Cornstarch with a tablespoon of milk.1 ¾ tablespoon Cornstarch
- Bring ½ Cup Milk chocolate couverture together with 1 ¼ Cups Whole milk and 1 ¼ tablespoon Granulated Sugar to a gentle boil.½ Cup Milk chocolate couverture, 1 ¼ Cups Whole milk, 1 ¼ tablespoon Granulated Sugar
- Add the mixed cornstarch, constantly stirring with a whisk, and bring it to a boil again.
- Remove from heat and pour into a bowl with a lid.
- Allow cooling in the refrigerator for three hours.
- After three hours of chilling, whip ½ Cup Heavy cream with an electric hand mixer until stiff.½ Cup Heavy cream
- Combine the cold chocolate cornstarch pudding with the whipped cream.
- Fill the pudding into a pastry bag with a star tip and pipe the cream into the serving bowls or dipping bowls. This is a great way to give the pudding a beautiful shape.
- Perfect for dipping with fresh fruit or cookies. Or served in a glass bowl, decorate with small pieces of cookies to spoon.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
⛑️ Food Safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
So rich and so indulgent. This chocolate pudding was so delicious!
The classic recipes of childhood are always delicious.
Super easy....with ingredients I had in the house...no need to buy a box mix when this is simple and so tasty!
I am in love with this chocolate cornstarch pudding! It's so good and I like that it has little prep time.