Make chocolate pudding yourself: Classic, vegan or without sugar

No more bag pudding! We'll show you how easy it is to make chocolate pudding yourself - whether traditional or unusual with fruit and vegetables.

Sometimes chocolate just isn't enough. For heartache, wanderlust or as a reward in between, nothing beats homemade chocolate pudding. With every spoon we feel like we used to when Grandma has put a steaming bowl of warm chocolate cream in front of us. Then the worries are far away.
But because Grandma is now a long way away too, we somehow have to procure the comforting chocolate luck ourselves. Then reaching for the bag pudding or finished chocolate pudding from the refrigerated shelf is tempting.

No substitute for homemade chocolate pudding

It's just stupid that the pudding you buy contains a maximum of 1-2 percent cocoa powder instead of real chocolate. Artificial flavorings, fats, stabilizers and animal gelatine ensure the taste, as the ZDF magazine 'Wiso plus ' has revealed. The plastic cups are also a thorn in our side with this sham packaging.

It is much more sustainable, delicious and healthier if you make your own chocolate pudding! So you can sweeten your pudding to taste or do without sugar entirely. Even vegans get their money's worth with our chocolate pudding recipes. But don't worry if you are not otherwise the professional chef: Making chocolate pudding yourself is super easy and guaranteed to make you happy.

Tip: In addition, a homemade chocolate pudding is a great idea to use up leftover chocolate.

1. Classic chocolate pudding recipe (without cream)

Many chocolate pudding recipes use halves of milk and cream to make the pudding fluffier. Instead, you can also whip up the egg whites and fold them in as soon as you take the pot off the stove. So you can easily adapt the recipe to your liking.

You need these ingredients:
For 4 servings

  • 150 g dark chocolate
  • 500 ml of milk
  • 30 g cornstarch
  • 40 g of sugar
  • 1 packet of vanilla sugar
  • 2 egg yolks

That's how it's done:
1. Roughly chop the chocolate and slowly heat it with the milk in a saucepan.
2. Meanwhile, beat the sugar, vanilla sugar, cornstarch and the two egg yolks with a whisk so that no lumps form. Add a little milk at a time until the pudding mixture is liquid enough to pour into the saucepan.
3. As soon as the chocolate milk boils in the saucepan, turn the heat down and add the sugar-starch-egg mixture. From now on, stir continuously with the whisk. The pudding is ready when it has thickened nicely. Fill into bowls or glasses and ideally enjoy while still warm!
Tip: If you don't like pudding skin, cover the surface of the pudding with some cling film. Let the pudding cool and then just peel off the foil.

2. Make chocolate pudding yourself without sugar

In contrast to bag pudding or ready-made pudding, you can even do without sugar entirely if you make your own chocolate pudding. Simply rely on the natural sweetness of fruits or vegetables. But dates, coconut blossom sugar or agave syrup are also "healthier " sweeteners than industrial white sugar.
Tip: Plant milk makes the chocolate pudding recipe vegan!

You need these ingredients:

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 avocados
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp almond milk
  • Maple syrup

All you need to prepare your vegan chocolate pudding is a mixer. The exact instructions are here in the video:

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Video by Aischa Butt

3. Make chocolate pudding yourself with cocoa

Little time, but great chocolate power? Then this quick recipe for chocolate pudding is just right. You only need 4 ingredients and you don't even have to grate chocolate. In addition, the homemade chocolate pudding is vegan and lactose-free!

You need these ingredients:
For 4 servings

  • 6 bananas
  • 60 g baking cocoa
  • 30 g coconut blossom sugar
  • 160 g almond butter

That's how it's done:
Peel the bananas and puree them in a blender together with the other ingredients to a creamy mass. Tip: If you freeze the bananas in the freezer beforehand and then mix them, you will have homemade chocolate ice cream - perfect for the summer!

4th. Chocolate pudding with white chocolate

Most chocolate pudding recipes use whole milk or dark chocolate. But of course you can also make your own chocolate pudding with white chocolate. Because white chocolate is so sweet, you don't need any additional sugar for it. Instead, you can mix in desiccated coconut or ground almonds as you wish.

You need these ingredients:
For 4 servings

  • 150 g white chocolate
  • 500 ml almond or coconut milk
  • 30 g cornstarch
  • 50 g almond butter

This is how the preparation works:
Crush the chocolate and mix the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of milk until smooth. Bring the rest of the milk to the boil in a saucepan. As soon as it bubbles, lower the heat and add the starch while stirring vigorously. When the mixture has stiffened, stir in the chocolate. When it has completely dissolved, take the pan off the stove and fold in the almond butter. Fill, lean back and enjoy!

Tip: Don't burn your chocolate pudding like this!

The milk won't burn so easily in the pot if you rinse it out with cold water beforehand. Don't dry the pot, but fill it with the milk straight away. The remaining water in the pot forms a protective layer between the milk and the hot pot. Alternatively, you can grease the bottom of the pot before heating the milk in it.
If your self-made chocolate pudding is still burnt, you only fill the upper layers into containers. Then these are not "contaminated " with the burnt pudding base.
You can save lumpy chocolate pudding by rubbing it through a sieve with a spoon. Add some fresh warm milk again and briefly boil the pudding again.