Tyler Florence's Chocolate Pudding
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Tyler Florence’s Chocolate Pudding

Rich, decadent chocolate pudding is simple to make at home – the hardest part is waiting for it to chill in the fridge!

What’s better than chocolate pudding? It’s so silky and smooth, and can be made with ingredients you probably already have on hand!

All you need to do it plan ahead a little so it gets it’s 4 hour chill time (although I won’t judge you if you eat it straight from the saucepan).

Tyler Florence's Chocolate Pudding

I made this pudding twice, once with whole milk and once with 2%, and I have to say that I couldn’t really tell the difference. I daresay it turned out even better with less fat!

The photos here are from when I made it with 2%. This was what it looked like when I made it with whole milk.

So what science is telling me is that this is basically health food, right? 😉

Tyler Florence's Chocolate Pudding

Tyler Florence himself even commented when I posted a sneak peek of this over on Instagram. I may have swooned just a little bit over that one…

This pudding is absolutely fantastic. It’s so luscious and chocolatey – YUM! I decided to skip the whipped cream and go with fresh sliced strawberries, and it was the perfect garnish! It was a big hit with my family both times I made it.

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Glasses of chocolate pudding garnished with sliced strawberries.

Tyler Florence’s Chocolate Pudding

  • Author: Tyler Florence
  • Prep Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Rich, decadent chocolate pudding is simple to make at home – the hardest part is waiting for it to chill in the fridge!




  1. Put 1 1/2 cups of the milk, the sugar, and the cocoa in a nonreactive saucepan. Bring to a simmer, over medium-high heat. Remove from the heat.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 1/2 cup of the milk, cornstarch, salt, egg yolks, and vanilla in a bowl. Gradually whisk the hot milk into the egg mixture. Return to the saucepan and cook over medium-high heat whisking constantly, until the pudding comes to a full boil. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer, and continue whisking until thick, about 2 or 3 minutes more.
  3. Pour the pudding into 6 small cups. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or ideally overnight until set.
  4. Just before serving pour the cream into a chilled bowl. Whip the cream with a whisk or a hand held mixer, and continue beating until soft peaks form. Take care not to over-beat the cream or it will be grainy. Serve each pudding with a dollop of whipped cream on top.


Recipe from Tyler Florence


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 242
  • Sugar: 22 g
  • Sodium: 144.7 mg
  • Fat: 13.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.4 g
  • Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 5.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 127.5 mg

Keywords: chocolate pudding, cooked pudding, eggs, easy dessert

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Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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