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Fast 10 Minute Chocolate Pudding

chocolate pudding with spoons

This 10 Minute Chocolate Pudding recipe is so tasty and simple to make. You might not ever buy a box of instant pudding ever again. It only took about 10 minutes to cook the pudding. Cornstarch is the thickener of the pudding and you can feel it thickening up as you whisk it together.

chocolate pudding in fancy glasses
How To Make The Pudding

All you need to do to make this 10 minute chocolate pudding is combine sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt together in a pan and whisk in the milk. Cook it over medium heat so you don’t burn it. You really have to continually whisk this pudding and you will know when it’s ready because it will thicken up near the end of the cooking time. If you don’t stir constantly, it will be lumpy when it is done. A lot of whisking will make for a nice, smooth pudding. Stir in a little butter and vanilla right at the end and you have a delicious chocolate pudding.

chocolate pudding from the side

This can be poured into pretty serving dishes or into a large bowl. It’s best to press plastic wrap right onto the surface of the pudding so it doesn’t dry out on the top. Don’t skip this step. This is best refrigerated, but you could certainly eat it warm. Serve with whipped cream for an extra delicious treat.

chocolate pudding in a cup with whipped cream
Use a cookie scoop to make perfect dollops of whipped cream
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chocolate pudding with whipped cream and cherry on top
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chocolate pudding with spoons

10 Minute Chocolate Pudding

10 Minute Chocolate Pudding is rich and thick and comes together in just 10 minutes. It couldn't be easier or faster than that.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 3/4 cup servings
Calories 283 kcal


  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Whisk sugar, cocoa powder, corn starch, and salt together in a medium sized saucepan. Slowly add milk while whisking.
  • Cook over medium heat while continually whisking. You will notice it starting to thicken up right before it starts to bubble. Once boiling, let it cook for a minute while still whisking.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in butter and vanilla.
  • Pour into serving dishes or a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Press plastic wrap into the pudding. Refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.


Serving Suggestion
Serve with whipped cream for an extra delicious treat.
Keyword Chocolate

6 thoughts on “Fast 10 Minute Chocolate Pudding

  1. 5 stars
    Wow! This was so easy to make. My son loved it so I think I’ll be making this again. The flavour was really wonderful and it was so creamy. Thank you

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