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!



★★★★★ 2 votes

2 cups
5 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 c
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 2 c
  • 2 oz
    chopped, unsweetened chocolate
  • 2
    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

How to Make Mexican Flair Creamy Chocolate Pudding


  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk first 3 ingredients.
  2. Over medium heat, whisk in the milk and chocolate.
  3. Keep stirring until chocolate is melted and mixture becomes thick and bubbly. Then cook another 2 minutes.
  4. Add about 1/4 cup of the pudding to the egg yolks and stir quickly to temper the eggs.
  5. Now, stir the egg mixture into the pan of pudding. Stir in the cinnamon and red pepper and continue cooking another 2 minutes.
  6. Remove pan from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla.
  7. Pour into individual serving dishes or pre baked pie shell.
  8. Cover 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.

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About Mexican Flair Creamy Chocolate Pudding

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

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