Hot Cocoa Pudding

Melted chocolate integrating with cream to create this savory custard-like chocolate pudding.  Top it with a dollop of homemade whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate bar pieces.  Hot Cocoa Pudding is delightfully eaten heated or cooled!

Hot Cocoa Pudding from SimplyGloria.com #chocolate #dessert

All I can say is that I am SO ready for it to be summer time here in Utah.  Which pretty much means, it won’t be 100 degrees (my desired temperature) until July!   We live in a higher elevation, which means our summers are shorter and our winters are sooooo long!  

Since we are all trying to get through this recent extremeness of brrr chilly temperatures… thought I’d throw in a little sweet treat I make all the time for my boys.

Hot Cocoa Pudding topped with whipped cream AND shavings of candy bar pieces on the top!

Hot Cocoa Pudding with Homemade Whipped Cream Topping from SimplyGloria.comHot cocoa AND chocolate pudding are two of our most favorite chocolaty fast treats I make in our home. 

So, I thought I would just combine both of them together! 

If you’ve never attempted making pudding from scratch before, it is really much more simpler than you would ever expect.  You may not ever get to those pudding packages you have stored in the back of your cupboard after you make this kind of pudding.  Unless you make cookies with that pudding package!

Homemade Hot Cocoa Chocolate Pudding from SimplyGloria.com #chocolate

This is a no-fail kind of recipe.  I promise.  

Hot Cocoa Pudding
Melted chocolate integrating with cream to create this savory custard-like chocolate pudding. Top it with a dollop of homemade whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate pieces. Hot Cocoa Pudding is delightfully eaten heated or cooled! Makes about 3 cups of pudding.
Write a review
Print
Ingredients
  1. ½ cup sugar
  2. 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  3. ½ teaspoon salt (I used kosher salt)
  4. 4 (0.71 ounce, each) envelopes of hot cocoa mix, I used ones with mini marshmallows inside
  5. 4 egg yolks
  6. 3 cups whole milk
  7. ½ cup unsalted cold butter, cut into pieces
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  9. 1 (4.25 ounces) large chocolate candy bar, I used Hershey's Symphony Creamy Milk Chocolate Bar. Save a square of the bar to garnish on top of the whipped cream. Use a vegetable peeler or a grater to shave the chocolate.
Whipped Cream Topping
  1. 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  2. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  3. 1/4 cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. In a heavy large sauce pan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, hot cocoa mix, and salt.
  2. Put on medium-high heat.
  3. Immediately add and whisk the milk and yolks (while burner is heating up).
  4. Continue to keep whisking while the liquid is heating up for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Once it starts to thicken and bubble, turn off burner and take the pan off the heat.
  6. Add the vanilla, pieces of candy bar, and cold butter pieces– while you are still stirring with your whisk.
  7. Once the butter and chocolate has melted, put into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap on the surface of the pudding to prevent a skin forming.
  8. Make sure the wrap is touching the pudding on the top.
  9. Refrigerator until cooled (about 2-4 hours) or over night.
Whipped Cream Topping
  1. Mix with a hand mixer the heavy cream, vanilla, and powder sugar on low speed. Once everything is combined and starting to thicken, turn up the speed until you have peaks in the cream.
  2. Put a dollop on top of the pudding and garnish with shaved chocolate bar pieces.
  3. Enjoy!
Simply Gloria http://simplygloria.com/
Hot Cocoa Pudding with Homemade Whipped Cream Topping #chocolate

Enjoy, my friends… and stay warm!

 

Want to stay updated with my latest creation?

Simply subscribe or Follow my blog with Bloglovin and every time I post something new…you’ll conveniently get it straight into your inbox!

Related posts:

Comments

  1. What a fun looking dessert and I love anything chocolate! Pinning!
    Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner recently posted…Lemony Green BeansMy Profile

  2. This looks ssssoooo good – and those cups are fabulous! So cute! Can’t wait to try this. Pinned!
    Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen recently posted…Peanut Butter Chip Chocolate CookiesMy Profile

  3. Hot cocoa pudding sounds SO amazing! I do hope it warms up for you soon, but I certainly don’t want summer back :)
    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting recently posted…S’mores Peanut Butter Cup Ice CreamMy Profile

    • Well, it’s going to be still very snowy when you get over here next month! It’s a full on blizzard right now… and already got over a foot up here at the resorts… just within the last couple hours! You’ll be in love!
      Thanks, my friend!

  4. Ohmahgosh, girl! I just LOVE this! Homemade pudding is always better than packaged mixes and your hot cocoa twist is so sweet. Love your styling and photography here. Read your About page and dig how you roll. (I’m crazy about my husband, too. And, appreciate when he does the dishes so I “can have a clean lab” as he says, LOL. Our guys are keepers!) I can’t wait to see what other tasty delights you come up with in 2014. Wishing you and your family all the best in the New Year! Pinning (of course)!
    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen recently posted…Top 13 Recipes of 2013 (Yours, Ours & Theirs!)My Profile

  5. This pudding looks absolutely amazing! Can’t wait to try this :)

  6. Gloria, there is just something about pudding that makes me happy – it’s definitely sweet comfort food and think takes us all back a little bit to when were young! This looks and sounds so awesome! Thanks for sharing – pinning and buffered! Hope you have a warm, happy and fun Thursday!
    Cindy Eikenberg recently posted…Lentil Soup & DumplingsMy Profile

    • Isn’t that funny how pudding reminds us of when we were younger?! Crazy. Because that’s exactly what I think whenever I have some! Thanks, Cindy. Stay warm over your way, as well!

  7. Gloria, this looks so creamy and amazing! I’m pinning this — gotta try it!
    marcie recently posted…RatatouilleMy Profile

  8. We love pudding at our house and this looks delicious! Yum!

  9. Oh my! This looks fantastic Gloria! Italian hot chocolate is so thick you would think it is pudding. This reminds me so much of that!
    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet recently posted…Hawaiian HamburgersMy Profile

  10. I said it before and I’ll say it again….I won’t be needing a spoon :)
    Happy Valley Chow recently posted…New York Style Pizza DoughMy Profile

  11. Glor-i-a-!! Girl! These look so dang incredible! Perfectly decadent and those pictures – ohmygosh! Gorgeous!! Pinned, of course :) And, I’m sharing on Facebook tomorrow!
    Trish – Mom On Timeout recently posted…Skinny Pina Colada SmoothieMy Profile

    • Thank you so much for sharing, Trish! Your boys would really like this pudding. One of my boys like it straight out of the pot… and the others like it chilled. (=

  12. I’m seriously in love with this pudding! It looks crazy delicious!! I hear ya on the cold front. Today we hit a high of like 24 degrees F and that’s like a heat wave compared to what we’ve had earlier in the week. Stay warm. :)
    Tina @ Tina’s Chic Corner recently posted…Enchilada Pasta CasseroleMy Profile

    • Tina, we’re going to look back on this chilly season at summer time… and think how we don’t want winter to come back so fast… at least that’s what I’m already thinking! hehe (Our summers are so short.)

  13. This looks fantastic Gloria! It’s been really cold here lately too but a taste of this hot cocoa pudding would definitely make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside:) It sounds so creamy and decadent and I can’t wait to try this – pinning:) Hope you and the boys try and stay warm :)

  14. such a lush and melt in your mouth dessert…soul warming and drool worthy recipe,thanks for sharing :-)
    Kumar’s Kitchen recently posted…Delicious & Creamy Cauliflower Curry With Coconut MilkMy Profile

  15. Hot cocoa pudding. Say what? I need this in my life, Gloria! For this morning’s breakfast would be perfect! Pinning and sharing on FB and Twitter today. Have a lovely weekend, Gloria! And stay warm. If you figure out a way to send some of that snow to me, I’d be one happy gal. ;)
    Julie @ This Gal Cooks recently posted…Whole Wheat Dinner RollsMy Profile

  16. This pudding looks unbelievably fudgy and decadent, Gloria! Even though it’s only 11am, I kinda want a big bowlful of this pudding in front of me right now!
    Sarah@WholeAndHeavenlyOven recently posted…Gingerbread Loaf Cake With Orange IcingMy Profile

    • Sarah, that’s around the time I made this the other day… and it’s sooo good right before lunch. But of course, I could eat any sweets for any meal! Have a great weekend!

  17. Always love your from scratch recipes! And p.s. looking at this is killing me right now while Mike and I are on this Paleo Fast. If I could eat the screen, I WOULD! This looks awesome and a perfect fun dessert for the cold temperatures lately! Pinning!
    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats recently posted…Balsamic Braised Beef Short Ribs |PaleoMy Profile

  18. Oh, how I could just dive right into one of these right now! So much chocolaty goodness!
    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor recently posted…Meyer Lemon SorbetMy Profile

  19. There’s something about the simplicity in chocolate pudding that I love. You make this look so good. Yum!
    Melanie @ Carmel Moments recently posted…Chicken Rice SoupMy Profile

  20. Hi Gloria!! I was just thinking last night that hot, homemade chocolate pudding sounded SOOO good. You read my mind!! There is nothing I love more than warm chocolate pudding on a cold night. I will likely make this tonight after dinner. Squeeeel!!!! I might not be able to wait until tonight. :) Stopping by from Show stopper saturday. Thanks so much for hosting another great party. Have a wonderful week! ~Erin
    Erin {Delightful E Made} recently posted…Twice-Baked Chicken, Bacon & Ranch PotatoesMy Profile

  21. Oh Wowww
    These hot chocolate look sooooooooooo tempting
    I think I’m going to make one big cup tonight(!) for my husband and I – would be great and romantic to drink it together
    Winnie recently posted…עוגת פירות יבשים עשירה ועסיסיתMy Profile

  22. These look amazing and I adore those little cups! This is such a wonderful combination, yum! Pinning! :)
    Ashlyn recently posted…Chocolate Chip Skillet CookieMy Profile

  23. Do I even need to tell you how amazing this looks, Gloria? YUM!
    Andi @ The Weary Chef recently posted…Easy Weekly Dinner Menu 51: Warm and Cozy FavoritesMy Profile

  24. Oh my! This looks so comforting and delicious! And what pretty photos, Gloria! I.need.this
    Min recently posted…Shrimp and Tofu Pad ThaiMy Profile

  25. Oh, I LOVE warm pudding! And this one looks wonderful!
    Toodie recently posted…Organized Chaos..My Profile

  26. Oh goodness! It’s late night on Sunday and right now I’m thinking about running into the kitchen and making this!

  27. Gloria this pudding is calling my name, it looks divine!
    Emily @ It Bakes Me Happy recently posted…Brownie CookiesMy Profile

  28. Oh my gosh Gloria!! I am a big pudding fan but I’m sad to say, I have never tried making my own!! I’m going to start with this recipe!! And I LOVE those cups, they are SO unique!!! Stay warm girl! :)
    Renee @ Two in the Kitchen recently posted…Red Velvet Bundt Cake with a Cream Cheese RibbonMy Profile

  29. Super yum!!! This pudding looks fantastic! Hot chocolate anything is great, but warm hot chocolate pudding sounds like Heaven!
    Kate recently posted…Blueberry Lemon-Sugar MuffinsMy Profile

Speak Your Mind

*

CommentLuv badge