Rich Chocolate Pudding

Cocoa powder and unsweetened chocolate pair up in this chocolate dessert with a hint of cinnamon for a tasty flavor accent.

Rich Chocolate Pudding
Servings: 6 Prep 5 mins Cook 20 mins


  • 3 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pirouette cookies, for garnish

Make It

1. Stir together 2-3/4 cups of the milk and 1/2 cup of the sugar in a large saucepan. Heat until steaming. Remove from heat; set aside.

2. Once milk is warmed, whisk together remaining 1/4 cup sugar, the cornstarch, cocoa powder, cinnamon and salt in a medium-size bowl. Whisk in egg yolks and remaining 1/4 cup milk. Stir in a little of the hot milk mixture. Stir egg mixture into saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly with wooden spoon, over medium-low to medium heat until thickened and coats the back of a spoon, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the chopped chocolate, butter and vanilla until smooth.

3. Divide among six dishes, 2/3 cup in each. Cool 10 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Garnish with cookie, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 347, Fat, total (g): 16, chol. (mg): 133, sat. fat (g): 9, carb. (g): 48, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 7, sodium (mg): 167, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.