Chocolate pudding is something I always remember eating as a kid. When we made it, we always used boxed cook & serve pudding. It's probably an unpopular opinion, but I absolutely still think that cook and serve pudding is far superior to instant pudding. So today, I'm sharing this recipe for creamy chocolate pudding that is made on the stove in just a few minutes!
INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING CREAMY CHOCOLATE PUDDING
This delicious chocolate pudding recipe is made with just seven ingredients, and the best part? It's egg-free! Tempering egg yolks in things like puddings and custards can be so tricky, and you run the risk of accidentally scrambling the them into your dessert. So to keep things simple, we are leaving them out of this recipe. But don't worry-- it will just just as creamy as if they were there. Here's everything you'll need for the pudding:
• Whole milk
• Milk chocolate chips
• Cocoa powder
• Powdered sugar
• Vanilla extract
• Unsalted butter
STEPS FOR MAKING CREAMY CHOCOLATE PUDDING
Don't be intimidated by the thought of making delicious pudding that doesn't come from a box. This creamy chocolate pudding is very simple to make and comes together in no time! Here are the steps:
1. Whisk together all of the dry ingredients in a medium-sized saucepan.
2. Add in chocolate chips and allow the to melt completely. Bring the pudding mixture to a boil, whisking constantly. Boil for 1 minute.
3. Turn off heat. Add in the butter and vanilla extract. Whisk until the butter is melted and the pudding is smooth.
4. Pour into one large or 3-5 small containers. Place in the fridge and allow to chill for 2-3 hours.
And that's it! Your pudding takes just a few minutes to cook, and only a few short hours to chill and set! You'll have fresh, homemade pudding before you know it!
TIPS FOR THE BEST CREAMY CHOCOLATE PUDDING
While this is a quick and easy dessert to make, here are a few tips and tricks to make this pudding even better.
• Use a whisk to make this pudding. This pudding needs to be mixed together well, so using just a spoon could leave you with clumps in your pudding.
• Keep on whisking! Be sure to whisk constantly the entire time the pudding mixture is boiling.
• Use plastic wrap. If you don't want a skin to form on the top of your pudding, you can lay a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the pudding mixture while the pudding is setting in the refrigerator.