How to Make Chocolate Pudding on a Stove Top

Want to feel like a domestic superhero? Make yourself some homemade pudding. It's as simple as it gets for something that sounds so extravagant, and it's easy to customize to fit your mood. Add it to a pie shell, or mini tart crusts, or maybe put it in a martini glass with homemade whipped cream and a cherry on top, or maybe you just want to eat it right from the bowl with some chocolate cookies as a scoop. You deserve it. After all, you did just make chocolate pudding from scratch.

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Things You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 large eggs

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

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Step 1: Combine the Eggs and Dry Ingredients

In a medium bowl stir together the cocoa powder, cornstarch, sugar, salt, and eggs. Set aside.

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Step 2: Heat the Milk and Cream

In a saucepan, heat the milk and cream until it's just starting to bubble around the edges.

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Step 3: Combine the Milk with the Cocoa

Whisk the milk into the cocoa powder mixture until well combined.

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Step 4: Return to the Saucepan

Return the mixture to the saucepan, add the chocolate chips and vanilla, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly until very thick. About 4 minutes.

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Step 5: Cool, Chill, Then Serve

Allow to cool slightly and then pour into a storage container. Press plastic wrap or wax paper onto the surface to prevent a skin from forming at the top. Transfer to serving dishes prior to serving.

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  • Make it your own with flavored chocolate! Replace the chocolate chips with your favorite bar. Try an orange chocolate, raspberry chocolate, mint chocolate or even a chili chocolate if you're feeling spicy!

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