Nana's Homemade Chocolate Pudding


A rich, silky homemade chocolate pudding made the same way in our family since the 50's. Cooled pudding will form a dark skin on top, which is our favorite part! Top with whipped cream, if desired.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 servings


  • cup white sugar

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 ½ cups milk

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Sift and whisk sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt together in a saucepan.

  2. Heat saucepan over medium heat. Pour milk in slowly, whisking constantly until incorporated. Cook, stirring often with a metal spoon, until pudding is noticeably thicker and clings to the spoon, about 10 minutes.

  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Divide between 4 small bowls and serve immediately, or chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

185 Calories
4g Fat
33g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 185
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 188mg 14%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 341mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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