Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Homemade Chocolate Pudding


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 7 oz dark bittersweet good-quality chocolate (suggestions: Scharffen Berger, Lindt, or Ghirardelli)
  • 1/2 stick 2 oz butter, cut into small pea-sized cubes


  1. In a medium saucepot, on medium heat, scald the milk
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the coconut sugar, yolks and cornstarch until smooth and creamy
  3. Add a little of the hot milk to temper the eggs, whisking quickly to warm (not cook) them
  4. Add the egg mixture to the milk and bring it to a boil, stirring constantly
  5. Remove from heat and whisk in the chocolate and butter
  6. Combine until smooth and well incorporated
  7. Pour into a stand mixer and beat until the mixture has nearly cooled to room temperature
  8. Cover and chill until set
  9. Whip cold pudding with a whisk and spoon into dishes to serve
  10. Top with butter toffee nuts and a little homemade whip cream, if desired