Chocolate pudding

Chocolate pudding

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Indulge in a creamy, intense chocolate-flavoured pudding with a dollop of whipped cream on top. It is the ultimate dessert for chocolate lovers, and it is easy to from scratch. With only a handful of ingredients, using our recipe for chocolate pudding dessert, you can satisfy any sweet tooth and enjoy the delight of dark chocolate with subtle notes of vanilla. Serve with a lightly whipped cream on top.


  • Stir milk and cornflour together in a heavy-bottomed pot. Add eggs, sugar, vanilla bean, and chocolate.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil while whisking – first 2 min. at high heat and then at even heat. The mixture should be thick and creamy.
  • Quickly pour the cream into a bowl and then into 6 glasses (approx. 2 dl each). Cover them and put in the fridge for at least 4 hours or until the next day.
  • Serve the pudding with a lightly whipped whipping cream.

The best way to prevent any clumps from forming in the custard is to whisk the ingredients thoroughly. But in case you do notice clumps in the pudding, you can strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer to remove any lumps of cornflour before you chill it in the fridge.


Cover the pudding with cling film or waxed paper by pressing it directly onto the surface of the pudding before placing it in the fridge. This will prevent the pudding from developing skin or film on top of while it chills in the refrigerator. Do not do any additional whisking or stirring once the dessert is set, as this will affect the texture of the dark chocolate pudding and loosen it up.

Questions about chocolate pudding

Making a chocolate pudding dessert is easy. With our tips and recipe, you will get a creamy, smooth pudding with an intense chocolate flavour that can be made the day before and left to chill in the fridge overnight. We have answered some of the most commonly asked questions about chocolate pudding, so you know how to make this flavoursome dessert. Read below and find out more!

What is chocolate pudding?
Chocolate pudding is a chocolate-flavoured custard made by cooking cream or milk along with a thickener such as flour, eggs, or cornflour. For our recipe, we have added two thickening agents – cornflour and eggs – to give the pudding a thick, silky, luscious texture. The pudding is then chilled in the fridge for a few hours, allowing it to set and obtain the right consistency. It is a simple dessert that also works great as a sweet snack and can be brought along to picnics and family gatherings or just enjoyed at home.
How to make chocolate pudding?
With only a handful of ingredients, our chocolate pudding is really easy to make. First, stir milk and cornflour together in a heavy-bottomed pot and then add eggs, sugar, vanilla bean, and chocolate. Bring the mixture to a boil while whisking until the mixture is thick and creamy. Next, quickly pour the dark cream into a bowl, then divide it into six glasses and put them in the fridge covered for at least 4 hours. Serve the pudding with whipped cream on top.
Can you freeze chocolate pudding?
You can freeze chocolate pudding, but not every pudding will be suited for freezing, depending on the ingredients. If you freeze it properly, you can extend the shelf life of the pudding for about 1-3 months. But it is crucial that you allow the pudding to cool completely before freezing. Once it has cooled, cover it with cling film and foil or store it in airtight container glasses and place it in the freezer. When you are ready to enjoy the chocolate pudding, leave it in the fridge overnight to defrost or let it sit at room temperature for a few hours before serving it with a scoop of whipped cream on top.
How long does chocolate pudding last in the fridge?
As this homemade chocolate pudding contains eggs, it has a shorter shelf life and can, thus, ‘only’ last in the fridge for about 3-4 days – be sure to cover it with cling film or foil. However, our chocolate pudding recipe is so good that it is unlikely it will even last that long in your fridge. If you are still unsure whether the pudding is well, you can do a taste test to determine if the sweet flavour is still present.
What to do with leftover chocolate pudding?
In case you have any leftover chocolate pudding you can eat it within 3-4 days, freeze it, or use it for something else. For example, to make a chocolate pudding pie or several smaller pies. Mix chocolate cookies, butter and sugar for a chocolate cookie crust and bake it in the oven for a few minutes. Pour the pudding into the cookie crust and place it in the fridge covered with cling film for 2 hours. Whisk some double cream, spread it on top of the pudding, and garnish with chocolate curls or finely chopped chocolate. Enjoy!


Whole milk
¾ litre
(approx. 1 dl) corn flour, for example, Maizena
50 g
Cane sugar
4 tbsp
Vanilla pod (the beans thereof) or vanilla paste in the same quantity
Coarsely chopped dark chocolate (approx. 55% cocoa)
75 g
Double cream whipped into a light cream
1½ dl

Creamy dark chocolate pudding

A homemade chocolate pudding dessert is a wonderful way to spoil the family and is pretty easy to make from scratch as it only requires a handful of basic ingredients. With a velvety, creamy texture, this dessert will melt in your mouth. Skip the store-bought version and try your hand at our easy chocolate pudding recipe made from whole milk and dark chocolate, along with eggs and cornflour for a thick and creamy texture. The sugar and vanilla seeds provide the pudding with sweetness and a delicate floral aroma.

Need inspiration for desserts or sweet treats? Try a creamy soft vanilla pudding served with a warm cherry sauce or a sweet and creamy vanilla panna cotta with a tangy berry coulis made from frozen berries. For other chocolate-flavoured desserts, check out our recipe for a soft and smooth chocolate mousse garnished beautifully with chocolate curls.

Serve a classic pudding for dessert

Treat your friends and family to a decadent yet classic chocolate pudding dessert. This rich and creamy dessert will surprise and delight them, and they will not be able to resist this joyful treat. The best part is that you can prepare the pudding the day before and let it sit in the fridge overnight. This allows the custard to set and develop the right texture typical for a pudding. It tastes heavenly on its own and serve with a scoop of whipped cream on top to add a sweet lightness.

Enjoy an intense flavour and soft texture

Our chocolate pudding features simple flavours with maximum taste. The wonderfully intense and deep chocolate flavour combined with a soft texture is what makes this dessert so unbelievably delicious. We use dark chocolate with a cocoa content of 55%, providing a good balance of flavours without being too sweet and adding just the right amount of bitterness to complement the sweetness of the cane sugar and vanilla seeds. The eggs and cornflour contribute to achieving the perfect consistency for the pudding with a creamy, soft texture that will melt on your tongue.

Add your own touch

Combine different chocolates and mix dark bold chocolate with a lighter caramel-flavoured chocolate. For a sweeter pudding, use milk chocolate instead. Balance the rich chocolatey flavours with freshly squeezed orange juice for a fresh, citrusy aroma. Garnish with whipped cream and orange zest on top.

Give the chocolate dessert more depth by adding a bit of coffee to the milk and cornflour; this will give the chocolate pudding a nice mocha flavour. Chocolate and coffee are like two peas in a pod, as the bitterness of the coffee pairs wonderfully with the sweetness of the chocolate. Alternatively, try using espresso with a dark roast that enhances the chocolate flavour and add warm spices like cinnamon or nutmeg.