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Hot Chocolate Pudding

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Turn extra hot chocolate mix into an easy and creamy hot chocolate pudding. This recipe only requires 3 ingredients (4 if you count the water) and is ready in less than 10 minutes.

Glass mugs filled with hot chocolate pudding topped with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.

Creamy chocolate pudding is such a comforting snack. This recipe uses hot chocolate mix as a base and it is so easy you may just memorize the recipe so you can make it at a moment’s notice when your sweet tooth attacks.

If you are like us, you stock the pantry with hot chocolate supplies during the winter. It is the perfect way to warm up when you are chilled to the bone.

Water, milk, hot chocolate mix and cornstarch ready to be made into chocolate pudding.

We usually make a batch of two of homemade hot chocolate mix and some white hot chocolate mix as well. Though store-bought mixes work perfectly for this recipe as well.

Just pick your favorite kind and your pudding is sure to be delicious. It is a great way to use up whatever you have left when the cold weather has moved on.

How to Make Chocolate Pudding From Hot Chocolate Mix

This recipe could not be simpler. In fact, I have been making pudding like this for years without measuring the ingredients.

I finally measured everything out so I could share this tasty treat with you. It is too yummy and too easy not to share.

All you have to do is stir together some hot chocolate mix and some corn starch. Add some cold milk and water and whisk to combine.

Once the powder is dissolved, cook it over medium heat until it starts to bubble. In the beginning you can get away with stirring occasionally, but you will want to start stirring almost constantly as the mixture warms up.

You will feel it start to thicken as it gets closer to a boil. Once it starts bubbling, you can remove the mixture from the heat.

Warm thickened chocolate pudding coating the back of a spoon.

At that point the pudding should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. It will thicken up further as it cools.

Ladle it into serving dishes while it is warm and then refrigerate them until you are ready to serve. If you don’t want a skin to form, place plastic wrap on the surface of the pudding before you chill it.

I really like warm pudding, so I always enjoy some right away too. There is just something extra comforting about warm chocolate or rice pudding that draws me in.

Glass mugs filled with hot chocolate pudding.

Eat the pudding plain or top it with a dollop of whipped cream. A smattering of chocolate sprinkles or mini chocolate chips is fun too.

For a real hot chocolate vibe, you could even add some mini marshmallows or a sprinkling of crushed candy canes. Let your heart be your guide!

What is the difference between custard and pudding?

Custard and pudding are both thickened sweetened milk desserts that enjoyed in a similar fashion. The difference is what is used to thicken them. Custards use eggs to thicken the milk mixture whereas pudding uses cornstarch or flour.

Spoon in mug of hot chocolate pudding topped with whipped cream and sprinkles.

More Recipes That Use Hot Chocolate Mix as an Ingredient:

Chewy white hot chocolate mix cookies are always a favorite way for use to use our extra white hot chocolate mix. I keep thinking I should try them with regular hot chocolate mix, but haven’t gotten to it yet.

Dessert bowl filled with chocolate pudding topped with whipped cream.

Hot chocolate mix ice cream is another fun way to turn extra mix into a cool and creamy summer treat. We love adding marshmallows and a drizzle of hot fudge to ours.

Or try a hot chocolate cake with marshmallow frosting. It’s an easy homemade cake that gets its chocolate flavor from the mix!

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Yield: 8 Servings

Hot Chocolate Mix Pudding

Glass mugs filled with hot chocolate pudding topped with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.

Turn extra hot chocolate mix into an easy and creamy hot chocolate pudding. This recipe only requires 3 ingredients (4 if you count the water) and is ready in less than 10 minutes.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup hot chocolate mix
  • 4 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups water

Instructions

  1. In a medium to large sauce pan, whisk together hot chocolate mix and cornstarch.
  2. Add milk and water, whisking until the powder is dissolved.
  3. Warm over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture starts to bubble. When the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, remove from heat.
  4. Ladle into serving dishes. Enjoy warm if desired or refrigerate until chilled through. Place plastic wrap on the surface to avoid a skin forming.
  5. Top with whipped cream, sprinkles, or marshmallows if desired.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 269Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 314mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 2gSugar: 40gProtein: 6g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Turn extra hot chocolate mix into an easy and creamy hot chocolate pudding. This recipe only requires 3 ingredients (4 if you count the water) and is ready in less than 10 minutes.

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Andrea Nine

Monday 15th of August 2022

Well, isn’t this the most fun pudding ever! And so comforting, I’m going to make this when my boys come home this Fall.

Carlee

Monday 15th of August 2022

Yay! I hope they like it!

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