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homemade chocolate pudding

Traditional Homemade Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Easy homemade chocolate pudding recipe just like Grandma used to make. No boxes, GMOs or other junky ingredients. Warm and the ultimate comfort food cooked right on the stovetop.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Sarah Pope



  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, flour and cocoa or carob powder. Stir in milk. 

  2. Cook and stir with a whisk over medium heat until the mixture is thickened and bubbly. Cook a couple more minutes and then remove saucepan from heat.

  3. In a small glass bowl, beat eggs or egg yolks and then gradually stir in about a cup of the cooked mixture all the while whisking vigorously. 

  4. Return egg/milk mixture to the saucepan and put back on medium heat. If using eggs, cook/stir until nearly bubbly but not a boil. If using yolks cook/stir to a low boil. Reduce heat and cook/stir for a couple more minutes.

  5. Remove homemade chocolate pudding from heat. Stir in butter, stevia, vanilla and optional chocolate extract. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve warm.

  6. Spoon out the uneaten portion into single serving homemade chocolate pudding snack cups with lids and you have healthy lunchbox pudding cups!

Recipe Notes

If a caffeine free chocolate pudding is desired, substitute carob powder for the cocoa powder and add 2 tsp chocolate extract.

You may use 4 egg yolks instead of the 2 whole eggs if you wish to get even more healthy fats into this pudding!