This warm pudding has a marvelous deep chocolaty flavor, but it's low in fat and super-quick to make. Don't skimp on the quality of cocoa with this one--treat yourself to the good stuff.

Kathy Farrell-Kingsley
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Lightly beat egg with a fork in a medium bowl.

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  • Combine 1 1/2 cups milk, 1/3 cup sugar and salt in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

  • Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 1/3 cup sugar, cocoa and cornstarch in a medium bowl. Whisk in the remaining 3/4 cup milk until blended. Whisk the simmering milk mixture into the cocoa mixture. Pour the mixture back into the pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened and glossy, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Whisk about 1 cup of the hot cocoa mixture into the beaten egg. Return the egg mixture to the pan and cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, until steaming and thickened, about 2 minutes. (Do not boil.) Whisk in vanilla. Serve warm.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Pour the pudding into a bowl and place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface. Refrigerate for up to 3 days; serve cold.

Nutrition Facts

164 calories; 2.2 g total fat; 1.1 g saturated fat; 33 mg cholesterol; 101 mg sodium. 302 mg potassium; 35.1 g carbohydrates; 3.6 g fiber; 27 g sugar; 6 g protein; 59 IU vitamin a iu; 12 mcg folate; 129 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 59 mg magnesium; 22 g added sugar;

Reviews (25)

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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2018
I found this recipe on this site a few years back and it is now the only chocolate pudding recipe I make. I did cut back the amount of cocoa powder a bit as it is very rich. great recipe thanks for sharing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2015
W aow! This beats a boxed pudding hands down. It took only minutes to make it with ingredients in your pantry and fridge. No artificial anything! Much healthier choice when you need a chocolate fix and the flavor is so rich! Pros: Very easy to make and VERY chocolatey! Ate it at room temp with sugar free Cool Whip Cons: none Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2015
Best chocolate pudding I've ever made Honestly - I absolutely hate chilled pudding and frankly I think pudding skin is totally disgusting. This is a wonderfully chocolatey-rich pudding recipe without the need for expensive baker's chocolate and absolutely perfect all around for folks like me who like eating pudding warm and fresh! Pros: Creamy chocolately delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2015
Just what I needed for a healthy chocolate fix Definately will make again just right to satisfy my sweet tooth. Heart healthy and loved the warm chocolate on a cold winter evening. Pros: Easy to follow recipe ingredients on hand decadent flavor Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2014
Amazingly chocolatey This recipe is amazing. I used soy milk & organic coconut sugar. Will try with coconut/almond milk. Do not leave out the egg it makes it richer. Use a high quality vanilla extract. Thanks for sharing!!:-) Pros: Rich. Smooth. Delish. Cons: None. Are you kidding?! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2014
Outstanding Absolutely amazing! The best chocolate pudding I've ever eaten. Wouldn't change a thing.:) Pros: Rich creamy and smooth Cons: none Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2013
Chocolatey and divine i love this chocolate pudding recipe. It's super rich which i enjoyed immensely. far from that store bought. This recipe is a keeper. Only thing I'd probably do next time is add a little bit more sugar. I topped mine with dehydrated marshmallows because i ran out of sprinkles. Pros: rich chocolate taste Cons: a little bit thick Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2013
GREAT! its a little too chocolately for my taste and i even used 1/2 the recipe calling for chocolate and used only 1/3 cup of sugar. but very good! i will def be making again for those late night (pre pms) cravings:) Pros: good chocolate pudding fix thick and creamy warm and gooey Cons: a little too chocolately Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2012
Even easier method: Only use 2 c milk HALF the sugar and HALF the cocoa. Just bring milk and sugar to almost boil take off the heat whisk in cocoa cornstarch & couple of tsp reserved sugar after whisking smooth in a 2-cup measuring cup with 1/2 cup milk left in the bottom. Bring to boil constantly stirring cook for about 2-3 min. till thickened. No need to fuss with the egg either. That's the way my mother made it when I was a child in Germany 60 years ago:) Have made it this way ever since. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2012
FRIGGIN' AWESOME! I made this last week and substituted liquid egg substitute for the egg and used 1/3 cup Splenda brown sugar blend; used a really great-quality cocoa 1/4 cup espresso and 1 fl. oz of coffee liquor...this pudding was FRIGGIN' AMAZING!! I have never ever made chocolate pudding before and my mother always made the instant stuff...one time I had it at a restaurant and the flavor was amazing. THIS recipe however was the GREATEST my family & I have ever had! It was easy to make and a healthier incredibly delicious version! Will be making this many more times!!! VERY chocolate-y!! Pros: Tasty alternative to an unhealthy dish! Cons: None! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2012
Hit the chocolate spot! This was so delicious! Warm and chocolatey- just what I was craving! I did have my mom help me make it and that made it a lot easier. I used the Hershey's Special Dark cocoa because that's what we had on hand. It was very rich and just what I was expecting! Pros: Chocolate! Warm! Chocolate! Cons: Takes more than 2 hands for the unseasoned cook Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2012
Quick easy but sweet I love this recipe. It's simple and I had all of the ingredients on hand. I substituted unsweetened almond milk for the milk. I also used 1/3 C less sugar and it was VERY sweet. Will make again and halve the sugar. Pros: Quick easy tasty Cons: super sweet Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2011
Chocolate Lovers Beware Easy but doesn't taste like it! So smooth and decadent and don't take any time to whip up. I subsituted some of the milk for soya and used about just under 1/2c of sugar. Pros: Fast Easy No Fancy Ingredients Needed Cons: Addictive Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This pudding is FABULOUS!!!! Dark and delicious!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Fantastic pudding! Great chocolate flavor and consistency! I dipped pieces of strawberry and frozen banana in the warm pudding...delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Fantastic pudding. Healthier than the other recipes I've tried and a lot less fussy to boot. Super easy to make and tastes really decadent! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was great even with Splenda. Fantastic with some light whipped cream. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Great pudding recipe! Very rich and delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Great recipe....even better with a little cinnamon added to the cocoa! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
it was fantastic and my entire gang loved it! it will be a go-to dessert for our family. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Very delicious! I used whole milk and it turned out very thick and creamy! The rich chocolate flavor definately hit the spot! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Good but a little sweet. I'll definitely cut back on the sugar next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Great pudding as is but horrible with Splenda. It has a nasty aftertaste. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Very Nice I made this with Soy Milk for my lactose intolerant girl friend and it turned out great! Living in Australia the American idea of pudding was quite foreign to us neither of us having tried it before. It was a little to sweet I would definitely cut back a bit on the sugar and maybe double up on the recipe as I found it to be a bit of cleaning for a small amount of dessert would be nice to have some for the following day. Very nice dessert will probably make it again. Pros: Gives you a sweet fix Cons: A little to sweet. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
10/29/2011
I do not recommend. I have made healthier and less complicated chocolate pudding before. This was very disappointing. I had to add more cornstarch because it wouldn't thicken. By the end of it all it tasted like chemicals. I'll stick with my recipe. Read More