Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding

Total Time

Prep:10 min. Cook: 30 min. + chilling


4 servings

Updated: Mar. 27, 2023
One of the nice things about this easy pudding is you don't have to stand and stir it. It's a must for my family year-round! I also make it into a pie with a graham cracker crust that our grandchildren love. —Amber Sampson, Somonauk, Illinois


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg yolks, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream, optional


  1. In a double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water, heat the milk, butter and chocolate until chocolate is melted (chocolate may appear curdled).
  2. Combine sugar, flour and salt. Sprinkle over chocolate mixture (do not stir). Cover and continue to cook in a double boiler over medium-low heat for 20 minutes. With a wooden spoon, stir until smooth. Remove from the heat.
  3. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until mixture is thickened and a thermometer reads 160°. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to dessert dishes.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. If desired, top with whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 413 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 254mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.