Mexican Flair Creamy Chocolate Pudding

Cassie *


My Husband and son fight over who gets the last dish of this delicious chocolate pudding...there is just a bit of kick to it with the red chile pepper addition, and cinnamon always goes well with's delicious! I've also used this pudding for pie...don't like spice? Just make the pudding without the's so good!


Featured Pinch Tips Video

★★★★★ 1 vote
2 cups
5 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


1 c
1/4 tsp
2 Tbsp
corn starch
2 c
2 oz
chopped, unsweetened chocolate
egg yolks, slightly beaten
1/2 tsp
1/8 tsp
red chile powder or more if you like it hotter
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
2 Tbsp
unsalted butter


Step 1 Direction Photo

1In a medium saucepan, whisk first 3 ingredients.

Step 2 Direction Photo

2Over medium heat, whisk in the milk and chocolate.

Step 3 Direction Photo

3Keep stirring until chocolate is melted and mixture becomes thick and bubbly. Then cook another 2 minutes.

Step 4 Direction Photo

4Add about 1/4 cup of the pudding to the egg yolks and stir quickly to temper the eggs.

Step 5 Direction Photo

5Now, stir the egg mixture into the pan of pudding. Stir in the cinnamon and red pepper and continue cooking another 2 minutes.

Step 6 Direction Photo

6Remove pan from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla.

Step 7 Direction Photo

7Pour into individual serving dishes or pre baked pie shell.

Step 8 Direction Photo

8Cover each dish or pie with plastic wrap and push down to cover the pudding completely, to keep from getting a tough skin on pudding, while cooling.

When ready to serve...add a dollop of whipped cream and some shaving of chocolate if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Puddings, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy