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Homemade Chocolate Pudding

This easy homemade chocolate pudding is quick and easy to make and ready to serve in 10 minutes. Made with just main 4 ingredients, it's fancy enough to serve to guests, but easy enough to make when you feel like a little treat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate pudding, easy chocolate pudding, homemade chocolate pudding
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 158kcal
Author Tanya


  • 6 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • Pinch of salt optional
  • 2 ½ cups milk


  • Place a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Add cocoa powder, sugar, corn starch, and salt and whisk until thoroughly combined. Slowly whisk in milk, Pouring in about ½ of a cup at a time. Whisk until dissolved.
  • Continue cooking over medium-low heat, whisking occasionally until the mixture has thickened and can coat the back of a metal spoon. This should take about 4-5 minutes.
  • Pour the mixture into a bowl and cover with food safe plastic wrap or parchment paper. Cool on the counter for about 20 minutes, then chill in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours. Serve cold.



  • To avoid a lumpy pudding, very slowly add the milk whilst whisking. Combine each 1/2 cup of milk before adding the next.
  • Keep the heat medium low. If it is too hot it can scorch the pudding and it will taste burnt.
  • This pudding can be served warmed or chilled. 


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 1mg