decadent chocolate pudding

It’s snowing, raining and generally miserable in much of the northeast US today. I’m so sorry. It will all be alright. Really.

Just make some chocolate pudding. You’ll feel all better in a snap.

This recipe was in the box of recipe cards I have from my great-grandmother. She taught me to sew, to crochet, to knit, and to bake. We made latkes, tsimmis, rugelach, and hamentaschen in her little kitchen. Her recipe cards are an inspiration (and sometimes horrifying – oleo!) I’ve updated this recipe a bit, adding a little bit of coffee flavoring, bittersweet chocolate and creme fraiche where she used Nestle’s chips and Cool Whip.

When the day has been miserable, when life hands you lemons, when you need a little boost, this pudding is easy to make and ready to eat quickly.

Give it a try. It won’t make the snow go away, but maybe you won’t care as much.

12 thoughts on “decadent chocolate pudding”

  1. I have never made homemade pudding in my life. And I can’t say I would normally pick chocolate to make (it’s not my go-to dessert, at least not all the time). But with the rain, snow, ice, WHATEVER that’s hit NYC, this looks so soothing.

    How many servings does it make? (I assume 2 by the picture, but just checking!)

  2. This looks heavenly. I LOVE chocolate pudding. Grant it, I grew up on Jello brand, but this looks divine. Especially with the hint of coffee & the creme fraiche. ๐Ÿ™‚

    dahlila xo

  3. Well, it does have to be in the fridge for two hours and I still have two hours to wait for my corned beef so thinking I might as well. The first thing I ever made with a ‘gourmet’ name was pots de chocolat…very simply just a really good chocolate pudding and that changed everything for me; learning what a huge difference homemade could be.

    What I love the most? The espresso powder; chocolate is always elevated with espresso if you ask me!

  4. Miss you this Sat. and more importantly “chocolate pudding” – sounds great and must be if it came from grandma.

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