Classic Homemade Chocolate Pudding that is not only thick and smooth, but is deceptively easy to make!
Mother’s Day, as universally ‘hallmarked’ as it has become, is still celebrated on different calendar dates around the world. In the Middle East, Arabs have chosen their own date for this occasion and have registered March 21st as its unique and fixed-dated ‘Eid il Um‘. Since Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to get together with family to celebrate the women who mean the most to us, I thought I would share a family recipe that is very dear to my heart and reminds me of the good old days with my mom. This Chocolate Pudding Recipe is an old favorite dessert recipe in my family. I remember my mom and grandmother both making it routinely for family events and special occasions. It is super creamy, chocolatey, and absolutely fantastic! So if you are a fellow chocolate pudding fanatic, I do believe you need this recipe in your life. Easy…homemade…BLISS.
Homemade Chocolate Pudding is magical in its simplicity and deliciousness. It’s a challenge not to eat it warm, straight out of the pot. But allowed to chill, it becomes thick and glossy, ready to satisfy any chocoholic or pudding lover’s deepest cravings. The process of making pudding — any pudding — is easy. Pudding is simply milk and cream, sweetened and thickened by a brief bout of cooking on the stovetop or in the oven. Since I always loved to help in the kitchen, it was my job to help gather together all the ingredients and stand as close as possible while my mom cooked the chocolate pudding and advise her when I thought it was ready. I will say though that breaking the biscuits into small pieces and lining the casserole with the biscuits was my favorite part of the chocolate pudding making process.
I could go on and on but this Chocolate Pudding Recipe turned out amazing. It’s LOVE in a bowl and I do think that everyone should have one solid chocolate pudding recipe in their repertoire. I do encourage you to give this one a try, it’s a keeper. So when was the last time you made Chocolate Pudding at home? Sometimes I do forget about the simple desserts, like this one, that take very little time or effort but are such a crowd pleaser, not to mention kid pleaser as well.
Before I leave you to the recipe, I feel obliged to share my favorite homemade pudding making trick, in case you’re not already privy to it. If you don’t like the thick skin that forms on top of cooked pudding as it cools, simply lay a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding while still warm. The plastic wrap will act as a replacement for the skin and once peeled off, it will reveal completely smooth and silky pudding underneath.
Here’s my family’s Chocolate Pudding Recipe. Hope you love it! and Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful and amazing moms out there. Hope you have a wonderful day filled with delicious food and amazing company:)
- 3 tablespoons custard powder
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 6-7 tablespoons sugar
- 2 ½ cups milk
- 1 pack Mary biscuits
- In a medium saucepan, add custard, cocoa powder, sugar and milk together.
- Bring the mixture to a boil and lower the heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until you get a creamy consistency.
- Place biscuits (whole or broken into small pieces) at the bottom of a small cup or a casserole, pour the chocolate pudding on top until all biscuits are covered
- Garnish with left over biscuits.
Notes: watch the milk while it’s boiling carefully. You don’t want to end up with burnt milk and neither are chunks of custard and cocoa.