A vintage green coffee cup filled with homemade chocolate pudding.

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Author Serving Up Southern


  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a small bowl whisk the cocoa, cornstarch, salt and half-and-half.

  2. In a medium sauce pan heat the chocolate, sugar, and milk until the chocolate has melted.

  3. Pour the half-and-half mixture into the chocolate mixture and heat, stirring constantly with a whisk until the mixture suddenly thickens.

  4. Remove from heat and whisk in the butter and vanilla.

  5. Pour the pudding into a bowl and press a piece of plastic wrap against the surface of the pudding to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate till completely chilled for several hours or overnight.

  6. When ready to serve whisk pudding and fill individual dessert bowls.