Chocolate Pudding | Dorothy Lane Market

Chocolate Pudding

PREP TIME 5 mins
COOK TIME 20 mins
Chef Carrie Walters
  • POSTED Oct 6th, 2022
  • BY Chef Carrie Walters


  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups DLM A2 Guernsey Whole Milk, divided
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


In a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks for a minute or so. They'll turn a lighter yellow color and increase in volume. Then, whisk in cornstarch and ¼ cup milk. Whisk until smooth and set aside.
Place sugar, cocoa, salt, and remaining milk in a saucepan and bring to a scald over medium-high heat. Bubbles will form around the sides of the pan but does not reach a full boil (about 180°F). Remove from heat.
Slowly temper a ladle of hot cocoa mix into egg mixture, whisking constantly. Repeat with another ladle while whisking and slowly tempering.
Pour everything back into the saucepan and cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, until the pudding comes to a full boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue whisking for a couple minutes until the pudding is thickened.
Remove pudding from heat and stir in the chocolate and vanilla extract. Pour pudding into a bowl and press plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding so a skin doesn't form. Refrigerate for an hour or two until chilled.


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Jul 1st 2023

Jello Chocolate Pudding, the cooked version, was a favorite growing up, but I wanted to find a recipe and not rely on the box. I had hoped this would become my favorite. While it is good, it was very rich in chocolate flavor. It could have been the chocolate I used. For the unsweetened cocoa, I used Hershey 100% Natural. The only bittersweet chocolate I had was a bar of Sharffen Berger. I like dark chocolate, specifically the 80% Maverick bar. The texture of this pudding was superb - very smooth and velvety. For me the chocolate was a little intense

- Lois

Dorothy Lane Market says:

Hello, Lois! Thank you very much for trying this recipe and for providing your valued feedback. We will pass this along!

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