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Cornstarch Chocolate Pudding

Creamy homemade chocolate pudding made in just about 30 minutes with simple ingredients right from your pantry!

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I have two homemade pudding recipes here on the blog. Both are delicious, but, do require ingredients that you may or may not have in your kitchen.

Now, if you have those ingredients, please, don’t hesitate to make either of those puddings. But, if you don’t, I have one for you today that requires a short list of ingredients and there’s a pretty big chance they are sitting in your pantry right now.

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What Ingredients are Needed?

  • Sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Milk
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Vanilla

How to Make Your Pudding: First, whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium size saucepan.

Turn the heat to medium and whisk in milk. Continue cooking the mixture over medium heat until thick. Important: You have to continuously whisk/stir the mixture until it is completely thicken. Don’t won’t be whisking for hours and hours. It should take about 5-8 minutes. If the mixture coats the back of a spoon, it’s thick enough.

Once it’s thick, remove it from the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla. If you want to eat the pudding warm (yum), then, let it cool for 15 minutes or so before serving. For future use or cold pudding ( also, yum), place it in a covered container and refrigerate until you are ready for it.

Goes great with: Whipped cream, whipped topping, chocolate chips, sprinkles & ice cream!


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Yield: Serves: 4

Cornstarch Chocolate Pudding

Cornstarch Chocolate Pudding- Table for Seven #chocolate #pudding #cornstarch #nobake #stovetop #dessert

Cornstarch Chocolate Pudding---Creamy homemade chocolate pudding made in just about 30 minutes with simple ingredients right from your pantry!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • dash of salt
  • 2 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla 


  1. In a saucepan, whisk together sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt. Over medium heat, pour in milk and whisk until smooth. Continually cooking, stirring constantly until mixture is thicken. This should take 5-8 minutes.
  2. When thick, remove from heat and stir butter and vanilla. Let the mixture cool 10-15 minutes and serve warm or cover and place in refrigerate until you are ready to eat.


  • Adapted from Allrecipes

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 234Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 173mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 7g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

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Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook

Sunday 5th of April 2020

I haven't had chocolate pudding in a while This looks so delish! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

Erin Table for Seven

Monday 6th of April 2020

Thanks Jhuls!

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