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Easy Chocolate Custard

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"A quick, lower-fat, rich chocolate custard that does not require baking or water baths. No one will ever guess it takes 10 minutes to make! Top with whipped cream before serving."
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4 h 25 m servings 187
Original recipe yields 4 servings (2 cups)


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  1. Beat eggs and vanilla extract together in a medium bowl until combined; set aside.
  2. Whisk milk, sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, brandy, and salt together in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until boiling and thickened, 6 to 8 minutes. Reduce heat to low.
  3. Slowly pour 1/2 of the milk mixture into the beaten eggs while stirring; pour mixture back into the saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick, 2 to 3 minutes. Do not boil.
  4. Let custard cool to room temperature, at least 10 minutes. Refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 187 calories; 5.6 25.1 8.2 103 159 Full nutrition

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I would have enjoyed a richer chocolate flavor. Quick, simple, but this was more like a pudding than a custard to me.