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Warm Chocolate Pudding

Warm Chocolate Pudding

This warm pudding has a marvelous deep chocolaty flavor, but it’s low in fat and super-quick to make. Don’t skimp on the quality of cocoa with this one—treat yourself to the good stuff.


6 servings

Prep Time

20 minutes

Total Time

20 minutes


  • 1large egg
  • 2 1/4cups nonfat or low-fat milk, divided
  • 3/5cup sugar, divided
  • 1/8teaspoon salt
  • 3/5cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Lightly beat egg with a fork in a medium bowl.
  2. Combine 1 1/2 cups milk, 1/3 cup sugar and salt in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 1/3 cup sugar, cocoa and cornstarch in a medium bowl. Whisk in the remaining 3/4 cup milk until blended. Whisk the simmering milk mixture into the cocoa mixture. Pour the mixture back into the pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened and glossy, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Whisk about 1 cup of the hot cocoa mixture into the beaten egg. Return the egg mixture to the pan and cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, until steaming and thickened, about 2 minutes. (Do not boil.) Whisk in vanilla. Serve warm.


Pour the pudding into a bowl and place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface. Refrigerate for up to 3 days; serve cold.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 6 servings)

Calories 165kcal
Carbohydrate Total 35g
Added Sugars 22g
Fiber 3g
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 1g
Mono Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 37mg
Sodium 110mg
Protein 6g
Potassium 311mg
Calcium 130mg
Folate 12mcg
Zinc 1mg

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