Delicious Mint Chocolate Pudding Recipe – Gardenuity

Chocolate pudding is an all-time classic. But mint chocolate pudding? It’s everything the original gave you and more. With this cool, creamy, cocoa concoction, your taste-buds will be dancing all night long.

chocolate pudding


  • 3 cups fat-free milk
  • ½ cup packed fresh chocolate mint leaves (about ½ oz)
  • ⅔ cup of sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • Mint sprigs (chocolate or regular)


  1. Heat milk over medium-high heat in a small, heavy saucepan to 180°F, or until tiny bubbles form around the edge—do not boil!
  2. Remove from heat, and add chocolate mint. Let stand 15 minutes.
  3. Strain milk mixture through a sieve into a bowl, reserving milk, and discard solids.
  4. Return milk to the pan, and stir in sugar, cornstarch, cocoa, and salt.
  5. Then, return pan to medium heat, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly with a whisk until mixture thickens.
  6. Place egg yolks in a medium bowl. Gradually add half of the hot milk mixture to yolks, stirring constantly with a whisk. Add egg mixture to the pan, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook until thick—about 1 minute.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Then, add vanilla and chocolate, stirring until chocolate melts.
  9. Pour pudding into a bowl, and cover the surface of pudding with plastic wrap.
  10. Chill.
  11. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.