Real Food Homemade Chocolate Pudding Recipe
Chocolate pudding brings back memories of my childhood. As I said in my post with my Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe, my mom made pudding from a box, but it was always the stove-top method. That created an amazing ‘skin’ on the top of the pudding that I absolutely loved. I wanted to recreate one of my favorite childhood treats for my boys, but I wanted to avoid boxed pudding ingredients.
Since chocolate pudding is such a creamy and decadent dessert, I thought it would probably be difficult to make it in a way that is actually nourishing. After a few tries, I created a homemade chocolate pudding recipe that my family loves and that I feel great about serving them.
Homemade Chocolate Pudding
- 2.75 cups of milk
- 3 egg yolks
- 1/4 cup of maple syrup
- 1/4 cup sucanat
- 4 tablespoons of arrowroot powder
- 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla
- Wisk together the milk, egg yolks, maple syrup, sucanat, arrowroot powder, cocoa powder and salt in a large saucepan and heat over a medium heat.
- Stir continuously as the mixture thickens. This usually takes about 7-10 minutes. Do not overheat or burn the mixture.
- When the mixture coats the back of a spoon, remove it from the heat.
- Stir in the butter and vanilla.
- Pour the pudding into containers and eat it while warm or put in in the refrigerator to cool and form a wonderful "skin".