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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


  • In a small bowl whisk the cocoa, cornstarch, salt and half-and-half.
  • In a medium sauce pan heat the chocolate, sugar, and milk until the chocolate has melted.
  • Pour the half-and-half mixture into the chocolate mixture and heat, stirring constantly with a whisk until the mixture suddenly thickens.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in the butter and vanilla.
  • 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.
  • When ready to serve whisk pudding and fill individual dessert bowls.