RECIPE: Quick Homemade Rich Chocolate Pudding

by Tammy Taylor

We enjoy a sweet dessert from time to time after supper, and when I’m having a chocolate craving nothing can beat homemade chocolate pudding.  Pudding is one of the easiest desserts to whip up and the thick, rich chocolate flavor and silky-smooth texture really satisfies the Choco-Monster in me.  I’ll show my pudding-making procedure here and I’ll share the recipe below.  First I lay out my ingredients.

HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE PUDDING, not much more time than it takes to open a box of the powdered commercial stuff but with wholesome real ingredients #TaylorMadeHomestead

Some pretty wholesome ingredients, huh?  Only sugar, cocoa, non-fat milk, flour, butter and egg yolks along with boiling water and a splash of vanilla.  There are no scary hard-to-pronounce ingredients here!  Here’s how I put it all together: First I put 1/3 rounded cup of cocoa, 1/3 rounded cup of flour, a dash of salt and 1 1/4 cups of sugar into my skillet and stir with my spatula until it’s all mixed.  I add 1 cup of boiling water and 3 tablespoons of butter and turn the heat on medium.  As I stir, the butter melts slowly.

HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE PUDDING, not much more time than it takes to open a box of the powdered commercial stuff but with wholesome real ingredients #TaylorMadeHomestead

When the butter is all melted I add 1 1/2 cups of milk and stir.  In my measuring cup I blend three egg yolks into the 1/2 cup of tap water and pour it into the pudding, still stirring constantly.

HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE PUDDING, not much more time than it takes to open a box of the powdered commercial stuff but with wholesome real ingredients #TaylorMadeHomestead

Soon the whole pan full of chocolate deliciousness will thicken to pudding consistency.

HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE PUDDING, not much more time than it takes to open a box of the powdered commercial stuff but with wholesome real ingredients #TaylorMadeHomestead

When it’s as thick as I like it I’ll pull it from the stove and add about 2 teaspoons of vanilla and allow the pudding to cool slightly.  We enjoy our pudding slightly warm so I ladle it into cute vintage jelly canning jars and chocolate decadence is only a spoon away!

HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE PUDDING, not much more time than it takes to open a box of the powdered commercial stuff but with wholesome real ingredients #TaylorMadeHomestead

How easy is that?  Homemade pudding in really no more time than it takes to open a box of the powdered commercial stuff, but with wholesome and real ingredients.  Looks pretty good huh??  You can even mix the dry ingredients into a ziplock baggie & make note of the wet ingredients needed and you have your own convenience food for those rushed nights.

HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE PUDDING, not much more time than it takes to open a box of the powdered commercial stuff but with wholesome real ingredients #TaylorMadeHomestead

Yes, I’m willing to share the recipe.  (I’m just good like that)  Go ahead, give it a try!

~TMH~

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~TMR~ Homemade Chocolate Pudding

  • 1 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 C Boiling Water
  • 1/2 Cup Tap Water
  • 1 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/3 Rounded Cup Cocoa
  • 1/3 Rounded Cup Flour
  • 1 Dash Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 3 Egg Yolks

In a skillet mix dry ingredients together.  Add boiling water and butter and mix well – place on stove burner set to medium heat.  When butter is melted add milk and stir.  Place egg yolks in measuring cup with the 1/2 cup cool water and mix thoroughly.  Pour this mixture into the pudding and continue stirring and cooking over medium heat until thickened.  If preferred, you can garnish with whipped cream

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50 thoughts on “RECIPE: Quick Homemade Rich Chocolate Pudding

  1. Rachel

    I am definitely trying this. I admit to using the Jello mixes and I am kinda shocked it is this easy. You always amaze me. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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  2. Kristy

    Oh my yumminess! My eldest and I are sugar free at the moment but I will definitely be making this one day. I have 5 daughters in my house, all of which love chocolate like their mama!

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      Our daughter is working on a 30-day no-sugar challenge too Kristy – she’ll be guest posting right here on Fridays for the next 4 weeks! Good luck with your sugar-free period. ~TMR~

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  3. Lisa @ Fun Money Mom

    Anything with Hershey’s Cocoa has got to be good and I don’t think anyone in my family would turn down chocolate pudding! Thanks for sharing your recipe with #ShareTheWealthSunday! xoxo Lisa

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  4. Patricia

    Well! I haven’t made homemade pudding in a few years. This does look good! I like the tip to add the egg yolks to the tap water… In the past, I did not do this and the egg would cook too quick. It’s an art! I’ll try it.

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      I’ve had the same trouble in the past Patricia, leaving little eggy parts in my pudding. This step usually keeps everything smooth & delicious. ~TMR~

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      Public Notification Warning Cynthia – this pudding is so easy & so delicious, it’s addicting! 😉 Your family will love it. ~TMR~

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  5. ColleenB.

    My hubby is a pudding fanatic. He would eat it everyday if I made it for him that often. I think his middle name should had been dessert. Thanks for sharing this easy peasy recipe. Had hard, heavy rains in early hours this morning and just heard on the news that Johnson County received 5 inches. I will have to check our gauge once it gets light just to see how close we got to those 5 inches.

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      It’s coming our way Colleen, we’re assuming the position too. Stay safe girlie! ~TMR~

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  7. JES

    This is one of my favorite desserts when piled high with freshly whipped cream! Thank you for sharing your recipe 🙂

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  8. Gentle Joy

    That looks good… my family would really enjoy it. I’m not sure why I don’t make puddings… hmm, may have to start. 🙂

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  9. Easy Life Meal & Party Planning

    There isn’t anything like homemade chocolate pudding. Growing up we always had some type of homemade pudding on hand. Your recipe sounds really good. Thank you for sharing on the Blog Hop Blitz!

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  11. Kathy

    Oh, yum! Just love chocolate and homemade pudding – wonderful comfort food! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday, Kathy

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  12. Ashley @ PioneerMomma.com

    Yum! I have never tried making my pudding with egg yolks, but I can imagine it would be so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe and linking up! Pinned it 🙂

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      My mom always told me it was the egg yolks that make the pudding so rich. I always scaled back on the egg yolks because I wanted to conserve my eggs but I could definitely tell a difference in the pudding. Now that we have our own chickens my pudding is always made will the full measure of egg yolk called for in the recipe – delicious! ~TMR~

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  13. Sarah

    I’ve never tried this from scratch before, but it sounds amazing. Much better than instant. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  14. Lizy @ http://justdipitinchocolate.blogspot.com/

    Chocolate Pudding was one of the first recipes I made as a blogger! So much better than the box stuff, and yours looks silky and rich…all that butter and chocolate…mmm….chocolate love in a bowl! Thank you so much for sharing at the Fluster Buster party, join us next week with more of your delicious recipes, Lizy party co host

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  15. Stephanie @ Six Figures Under

    I’m excited to try this! We don’t buy much in the way of prepackaged food at the store, so this will be perfect. We make most of our food from scratch, so why not try pudding too! And chocolate is my favorite!

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  16. Julie

    Thank you, I had a recipe for homemade but can’t find it. And with my chickens giving 4 eggs a day, I’m sure I’ll be make this a lot. New Google follower from Gonna Love It hop. Julie I Create Purty Thangs

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      LOL Julie – My chickens just started laying as well. I’m sure it will affect how rich I make the pudding in the future with egg yolks in such strong supply! ~TMR~

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  17. Sue Mosier

    I love pudding. My husband does not like dark chocolate. Does the chocolate have a mild taste? Thank you, Sue

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      Sue, I wouldn’t say it was a mild chocolate taste, but certainly not dark-chocolate flavored. I’m sure you can reduce the cocoa just a smidge to reduce the chocolate taste, although as a confirmed chocolholic I’ve obviously never tried that. ~TMR~

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  18. Carol J. Alexander

    I love chocolate pudding. Thanks for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop. Please come back and see us this week: http://everythinghomewithcarol.com/the-self-sufficient-homeacre-hop-2

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  19. Lady of La Mancha

    It’s not me but my two sons who are addicted to pudding. I’m trying to weed store-bought sweets out of their diet (and I do a pretty good job of it, too, except for those weeks when Man of La Mancha does the shopping!). I’ll be trying this when our fridge’s pudding supply starts to run low…

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      It’s so quick to make, absolutely delicious and made with more natural ingredients. Give it a try! ~TMR~

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  20. Linda @ Linda's Lunacy

    Your recipe is the featured post at this weeks Making a Home – Homemaking Linky at Linda’s Lunacy! your pudding looks so yummy! 🙂 http://lindaslunacy.com/2013/06/making-a-home-homemaking-linky-67/ Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      Oh wow – how wonderful. What an honor to have this post be featured. Love your hop! ~TMR~

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  22. Mary@Back to the Basics!

    YUM! This looks delicious and creamy. Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! Looking forward to seeing what you share this week. http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/06/tuesdays-with-twist-9-party-time.html

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  23. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    Wow! I can almost imagine the creaminess and chocolate! Thanks so much for sharing at last week’s All My Bloggy Friends! I can’t wait to see what you share this week 🙂

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  24. Kristen @ Joyfullythriving

    This looks delicious. And I had to smile because I have the same drinking glasses that you do!

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  25. Manuela@A Cultivated Nest

    Looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for linking up to The Creative HomeAcre Hop. We hope to see you again this Sunday!

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  26. Cynthia L.

    My father used to always make homemade pudding. It was so good. Thanks for sharing this great recipe at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party. I always enjoy seeing what you bring! Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      Cynthia, I love it because it’s the easiest and quickest of all desserts to make! ~TMR~

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  27. Andrea

    Yum!! I love chocolate pudding. I attempted another chocolate pudding recipe a couple weeks ago (without eggs), and it was a complete disaster 🙁 I have been craving it though, so I will try your recipe! Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday!

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      Adrea, I’ve tried to make this recipe with either fewer or no egg yolks, and it really does need AT LEAST one egg yolk for it to taste right. All three egg yolks for it to be awesome! ~TMR~

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  28. Becky @ lovetobeinthekitchen

    What a great idea! I love chocolate and when a craving hits you need it fast! lol

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  29. Susan Kay Fidler

    Such a great recipe for a delicious snack! Thanks for sharing it with me at Fidlin’ Fridays Link Party! Have a great weekend!

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