Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding


My mom's best chocolate pudding recipe, made with cornstarch and cocoa.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 ¾ cups milk

  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Stir together sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt in a saucepan. Place over medium heat, and stir in milk. Bring to a boil, and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a metal spoon.

  2. Remove from heat, and stir in butter and vanilla. Let cool briefly, and serve warm, or chill in the refrigerator until serving.

    chocolate cornstarch pudding
    Deb C

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

274 Calories
10g Fat
43g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 274
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 184mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 204mg 16%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 317mg 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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