Deliciously Rich Chocolate Pudding Recipe

You won’t believe your taste buds when you try this rich, chocolatey pudding!  If you keep baking chocolate or chocolate chips in the house then you can whip this up from your pantry in no time for unexpected guests.  And if you happen to have whipped cream or vanilla ice cream just hanging around then you’re in for an even better treat!

chocolate pudding
Here’s how to do it

Rich Chocolate Pudding

In a heavy saucepan whisk together 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, and a pinch of salt.  Chop 4-oz of bittersweet or semisweet chocolate or add 4-oz of semisweet chocolate chips to the sugar mixture.

In a bowl whisk together 1-1/2 cups of milk (any fat content) and one large egg yolk.  Gradually whisk into the sugar mixture, bringing the pudding to a slow boil.  Boil 1 minute till thickened.

Remove from heat and add 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla.

Put the pudding in individual serving dishes and serve warm or chill it with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding to avoid a “pudding skin”.  Unless, of course, you like pudding skin.  Enjoy!