RECIPE: Quick Homemade Rich Chocolate Pudding

by Texas Homesteader ~

We enjoy a sweet dessert from time to time after supper. And when I’m having a chocolate craving nothing can beat homemade chocolate pudding. Pudding is one of the easiest desserts to whip up. And the thick, rich chocolate flavor and silky-smooth texture really satisfies the Choco-Monster in me. I’ll show my pudding-making procedure here and I’ll share the recipe below.

HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE PUDDING, not much more time than it takes to open a box of the powdered commercial stuff but with wholesome real ingredients #TexasHomesteader

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Wholesome Ingredients

Look at the photo below – some pretty wholesome ingredients, huh? Only sugar, cocoa, low-fat milk, flour, butter and egg yolks along with boiling water and a splash of vanilla. There are no scary hard-to-pronounce ingredients here!

Chocolate pudding ingredients. HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE PUDDING, not much more time than it takes to open a box of the powdered commercial stuff but with wholesome real ingredients #TexasHomesteader

Here’s how I put it all together: First I added the cocoa, sugar, flour & a dash of salt into my skillet and stir with my spatula until it’s all mixed. I added boiling water and butter and turn the heat on medium.  As I stir, the butter melts slowly.

When the butter is all melted I add the milk and stir. In my measuring cup I blend three egg yolks into 1/2 cup of tap water and pour it into the pudding, still stirring constantly.

Soon the whole pan full of chocolate deliciousness will thicken to pudding consistency.

When it’s as thick as I like it I’ll pull it from the stove and add about 2 teaspoons of vanilla and allow the pudding to cool slightly. We enjoy our pudding slightly warm so I ladle it into cute vintage jelly canning jars and chocolate decadence is only a spoon away!

Make Your Own Pudding ‘Convenience Food’

How easy is that? Homemade pudding in really no more time than it takes to open a box of the powdered commercial stuff, but with wholesome and real ingredients. You can even mix the dry ingredients into a repurposed glass jar & make note of the wet ingredients needed. Then you have your own convenience food for those rushed nights.

Pre-mixed dry ingredients. HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE PUDDING, not much more time than it takes to open a box of the powdered commercial stuff but with wholesome real ingredients #TexasHomesteader

Yes, I’m willing to share the recipe.  (I’m just good like that)  Go ahead, give it a try!

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Homemade Chocolate Pudding

One of the quickest, easiest yet most delicious homemade desserts.  Try this chocolate pudding recipe - I know you'll love it as much as we do!



  • 1 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa
  • 1 dash Salt
  • 1 Cup Boiling Water
  • 1/2 Cup Tap Water
  • 3 Large Egg Yolks
  • 1 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla


  1. In a skillet mix dry ingredients together.
  2. Add boiling water and butter and mix well - place on stove burner set to medium heat.
  3. When butter is melted add milk and stir.
  4. Place egg yolks in measuring cup with the 1/2 cup cool water and mix thoroughly.
  5. Pour this mixture into the pudding and continue stirring and cooking over medium heat until thickened.
  6. If preferred, you can garnish with whipped cream


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52 thoughts on “RECIPE: Quick Homemade Rich Chocolate Pudding

  1. Laurel

    wow. so easy peasy. I knew you had a recipe for pudding that I wanted to try, so when my husband insisted that he have chocolate pudding, I searched your blog and found a match made in heaven.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      YES Laurel! It’s shocking how easy (yet delicious) chocolate pudding is! I have an acquaintance that recently exclaimed “I didn’t even KNOW you could make homemade pudding – I thought it had special ingredients in the box to make it work into pudding!”. No worries, that acquaintance is now properly informed! LOL Pudding is one of those things I make when I want dessert but don’t want to spend lots of time in the kitchen. Glad y’all enjoyed the pudding as much as we do! ~TMH~

  2. Rachel

    I am definitely trying this. I admit to using the Jello mixes and I am kinda shocked it is this easy. You always amaze me. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

  3. Kristy

    Oh my yumminess! My eldest and I are sugar free at the moment but I will definitely be making this one day. I have 5 daughters in my house, all of which love chocolate like their mama!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Our daughter is working on a 30-day no-sugar challenge too Kristy – she’ll be guest posting right here on Fridays for the next 4 weeks! Good luck with your sugar-free period. ~TMR~

  4. Lisa @ Fun Money Mom

    Anything with Hershey’s Cocoa has got to be good and I don’t think anyone in my family would turn down chocolate pudding! Thanks for sharing your recipe with #ShareTheWealthSunday!


  5. Patricia

    Well! I haven’t made homemade pudding in a few years. This does look good!
    I like the tip to add the egg yolks to the tap water… In the past, I did not do this and the egg would cook too quick. It’s an art!
    I’ll try it.

  6. ColleenB.

    My hubby is a pudding fanatic. He would eat it everyday if I made it for him that often. I think his middle name should had been dessert.
    Thanks for sharing this easy peasy recipe.
    Had hard, heavy rains in early hours this morning and just heard on the news that Johnson County received 5 inches. I will have to check our gauge once it gets light just to see how close we got to those 5 inches.

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  8. JES

    This is one of my favorite desserts when piled high with freshly whipped cream! Thank you for sharing your recipe 🙂

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  10. Kathy

    Oh, yum! Just love chocolate and homemade pudding – wonderful comfort food! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      My mom always told me it was the egg yolks that make the pudding so rich. I always scaled back on the egg yolks because I wanted to conserve my eggs but I could definitely tell a difference in the pudding. Now that we have our own chickens my pudding is always made will the full measure of egg yolk called for in the recipe – delicious! ~TMR~

  11. Lizy @

    Chocolate Pudding was one of the first recipes I made as a blogger! So much better than the box stuff, and yours looks silky and rich…all that butter and chocolate…mmm….chocolate love in a bowl! Thank you so much for sharing at the Fluster Buster party, join us next week with more of your delicious recipes, Lizy party co host

  12. Julie

    Thank you, I had a recipe for homemade but can’t find it. And with my chickens giving 4 eggs a day, I’m sure I’ll be make this a lot. New Google follower from Gonna Love It hop.

    I Create Purty Thangs

  13. Sue Mosier

    I love pudding. My husband does not like dark chocolate. Does the chocolate have a mild taste?
    Thank you,

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Sue, I wouldn’t say it was a mild chocolate taste, but certainly not dark-chocolate flavored. I’m sure you can reduce the cocoa just a smidge to reduce the chocolate taste, although as a confirmed chocolholic I’ve obviously never tried that. ~TMR~

  14. Lady of La Mancha

    It’s not me but my two sons who are addicted to pudding. I’m trying to weed store-bought sweets out of their diet (and I do a pretty good job of it, too, except for those weeks when Man of La Mancha does the shopping!). I’ll be trying this when our fridge’s pudding supply starts to run low…

  15. Linda @ Linda's Lunacy

    Your recipe is the featured post at this weeks Making a Home – Homemaking Linky at Linda’s Lunacy! your pudding looks so yummy! 🙂

    Thanks for linking up!

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  17. Mary@Back to the Basics!

    YUM! This looks delicious and creamy.
    Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! Looking forward to seeing what you share this week.

  18. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    Wow! I can almost imagine the creaminess and chocolate! Thanks so much for sharing at last week’s All My Bloggy Friends! I can’t wait to see what you share this week 🙂

  19. Cynthia L.

    My father used to always make homemade pudding. It was so good.

    Thanks for sharing this great recipe at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party. I always enjoy seeing what you bring!

    Cynthia at

  20. Andrea

    Yum!! I love chocolate pudding. I attempted another chocolate pudding recipe a couple weeks ago (without eggs), and it was a complete disaster 🙁 I have been craving it though, so I will try your recipe!

    Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Adrea, I’ve tried to make this recipe with either fewer or no egg yolks, and it really does need AT LEAST one egg yolk for it to taste right. All three egg yolks for it to be awesome! ~TMR~


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