Delicious and Easy Chocolate Latte Pudding Recipe

Imagine a steamy, rich and decadent latte that comes in the form of a pudding. Every spoonful oozing with chocolate that melts in your mouth and leaves you feeling like you’ve been transported to a cozy coffeehouse. What if I told you that this latte pudding recipe can easily be made at home with ingredients you likely already have on hand?

I am excited to share with you my chocolate latte pudding recipe that combines the indulgence of a chocolate pudding with the creamy richness of a latte. This recipe is an invitation for all coffee lovers to indulge in their favorite beverage in a new and exciting way.

As a barista myself, I understand the importance of good coffee and how it brings people together. This delicious dessert is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a special celebration or just a cozy night in by the fireplace. The recipe is straightforward and uses simple ingredients, making it an excellent option for amateur cooks looking to impress their loved ones with something different.

So, join me on this sweet journey as we step out of our comfort zones and make something extraordinary. Let’s indulge in the decadence of this latte pudding recipe and make our taste buds dance!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate Latte Pudding
Chocolate Latte Pudding

Are you a coffee lover who also enjoys indulging in decadent desserts? Then, this Chocolate Latte Pudding recipe is for you! This latte pudding recipe combines the delicious flavors of a mocha latte and a chocolate pudding to create a unique and delightful dessert that’s sure to please your taste buds.

What makes this pudding stand out is its use of instant espresso powder and instant coffee granules, which gives it that rich coffee flavor. Moreover, the cornstarch in this recipe creates a smooth and creamy texture that makes it perfect for serving as a dessert shooter, as a topping for pumpkin pie, or even layered in cookie cups.

This latte pudding recipe is perfect for entertaining guests or simply enjoying it as an afternoon treat. Additionally, by using skim milk or oat milk instead of whole milk, you can create a lighter version without compromising on taste.

So why wait? With just a few ingredients and simple instructions, you too can enjoy the delightfully rich and creamy flavors of this chocolate latte pudding recipe. Trust me; once you taste it, you’ll be hooked!

Ingredient List

 Warm up your day with the chocolatey goodness of this latte pudding!
Warm up your day with the chocolatey goodness of this latte pudding!

Ingredients 1:

  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 3 tbsp instant espresso powder
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Ingredients 2:

  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped or in chips form
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Optional ingredients for variations:

  • 2 tablespoons of instant coffee granules to make Coffee Pudding
  • 1 tablespoon of cappuccino powder to make Mocha Latte Pudding
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice to make Pumpkin Spice Latte Chocolate Pudding
  • 2 tablespoons white chocolate chips to make White Chocolate Café Latte Pudding

The Recipe How-To

 Rich, creamy and oh so delicious - this dessert is indulgence at its best.
Rich, creamy and oh so delicious – this dessert is indulgence at its best.

Now that you have gathered all the pudding ingredients, let’s start making this rich and creamy dessert. You can start by prepping your medium saucepan and adding 2 cups of whole milk, 1/3 cup of granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder, and 1 teaspoon of instant espresso powder or instant coffee granules. Make sure to whisk the ingredients together until fully combined.

Step 1: Create Pudding Mixture

In a separate bowl, combine 1/2 cup of cornstarch with 1/2 cup of cold skim milk. Ensure that every single inch of the cornstarch is dissolved in the liquid. Add this mixture to your saucepan with the milk and cocoa mixture while continuously bringing it to a boil, whisking frequently to prevent lumps from forming. Cook for at least 5 minutes or until the pudding mixture thickens.

Step 2: Incorporate Chocolate and Vanilla

Turn off the heat source before blending in 2 ounces of chopped unsweetened chocolate or chocolate chips, as well as 1 tsp vanilla extract into the pudding mixture. Keep whisking until the chocolate has melted completely, and everything has blended evenly.

Step 3: Chill in Fridge

Pour your latte pudding into a serving bowl or into individual ramekins. While hot pudding is certainly delectable, wait until it cools before covering it and refrigerating for at least an hour before consuming.

Using homemade whipped cream or store-bought; spoon it generously onto your ready-made latte pudding cups! You can also drizzle some mocha latte glaze on top for added flavor.

Enjoy your steamed chocolate cafe latte pudding!

Substitutions and Variations

 Get ready to taste a spoonful of heaven with every bite of this chocolate treat.
Get ready to taste a spoonful of heaven with every bite of this chocolate treat.

Now that you know the basic recipe for this scrumptious chocolate latte pudding, why not try some substitutions and variations to add a little twist to your dessert? Here are some ideas:

For starters, instead of using whole milk or skim milk, you can substitute oat milk or almond milk for a dairy-free option. If you prefer a sugar-free version, use granulated sugar substitutes like stevia or splenda.

For a caffeine-free pudding, you can omit the instant espresso powder and instant coffee granules. This will give you a rich chocolate pudding without the added caffeine.

If pumpkin spice latte is more your style than mocha, you can add 1 tablespoon of pumpkin spice to the chocolate pudding mixture before cooking. This will give your latte pudding dessert a cozy autumn flair.

If you’re in the mood for something with a little more texture, try adding additional toppings like whipped cream or cookie crumbles over the finished latte pudding. You can also switch up the type of chocolate by using white chocolate or dark chocolate instead of unsweetened.

If you’re looking for a fun way to serve this latte pudding dessert at your next gathering, consider making it into individual dessert shooters. Or for something even easier, pour the whole pudding mixture into pre-made cookie cups for a quick and effortless homemade dessert option.

In addition to these substitutions and variations, feel free to experiment with any other flavors or ingredients that inspire you. With this easy-to-follow recipe as a base, there are endless possibilities for creating delicious and unique latte puddings that will satisfy any sweet craving.

Serving and Pairing

 You don't want to miss out on this sinful dessert. Try it out now!
You don’t want to miss out on this sinful dessert. Try it out now!

Once your chocolate latte pudding is ready, there are endless possibilities for serving and pairing. This decadent dessert can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.

One option is to serve the pudding in individual cups or bowls, topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder or cinnamon. It can also be turned into a pudding cake by baking it into a shallow dish and then served in slices, either warm or chilled.

For something more indulgent, create a parfait by layering the pudding with crushed cookies, berries, or even pumpkin pie filling. The layers will add texture and flavor to your dessert.

This latte pudding pairs well with a cup of coffee, especially a mocha latte, cappuccino or cafe latte made with oat milk. The flavors complement each other perfectly, making for a comforting and satisfying treat.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing the chocolate latte pudding with chia pudding or coffee pudding for a dessert that’s both rich and refreshing. For those looking for an alcohol pairing, a glass of red wine will balance out the sweetness of this dessert perfectly.

No matter how you choose to serve your chocolate latte pudding, it’s sure to impress your guests and tantalize their taste buds.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Your taste buds will thank you for this decadent and luscious dessert.
Your taste buds will thank you for this decadent and luscious dessert.

As I always say, delicious desserts like the chocolate latte pudding deserve to be savored multiple times. And that’s why I’m thrilled to share that this latte pudding recipe is also great for preparing in advance, storing, and reheating later. So, let’s talk about how you can achieve a perfect latte dessert a day or two before serving it.

If you plan on making this dessert ahead of time, I recommend keeping the pudding chilled in the refrigerator until ready to use. Once it cools down at room temperature, simply store it in an airtight container (preferably glass) with a lid that can tightly seal. For added protection and neatness, cover the container first with plastic wrap before closing it with a lid. This method will help prevent moisture from leaking into the pudding as it sits in your fridge.

Furthermore, if you plan on using whipped cream topping or garnishes like crushed cookies or chocolate shavings, do them only when serving. Also, make sure to let the whipped cream cool separately at room temperature before dolloping it over the pie. Garnishes such as shaved chocolate or cookie crumbs should also be stored separately in ziplock bags.

Reheating leftovers is not an issue with this chocolate latte pudding either. You have the option of heating up individual servings or reheating the entire batch at once. To reheat individual portions: spoon out what you’d like into a microwave-safe dish and loosely cover with a lid—microwave for 30 seconds at first—then stir well and heat more if needed.

On the other hand, if you’re reheating an entire batch of pudding, transfer all of it into a saucepan and rewarm slowly over low heat while whisking occasionally until all ingreidnets are heated through perfectly.

In conclusion, being able to make-ahead, store and reheat this chocolate latte pudding makes it perfect for potlucks, dinner parties, and busy weeknights. Besides, its wonderful taste and velvety texture will always win the hearts of your loved ones.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Take your dessert game to the next level with this delectable chocolate latte pudding.
Take your dessert game to the next level with this delectable chocolate latte pudding.

As a barista, I’ve learned that perfecting any coffee-based recipe requires attention to detail and some expert knowledge. Here are some tips to ensure your chocolate latte pudding turns out perfect every time.

Firstly, make sure you whisk the cornstarch with cold milk before adding it to any hot liquids in the recipe. This will ensure it blends in evenly and doesn’t create clumps in your pudding mixture.

Secondly, when adding the chocolate to the pudding mixture, ensure it’s chopped into small pieces no larger than a matchstick head size. This will help it melt smoothly into the mixture.

When adding instant espresso powder or instant coffee granules, use the right amount according to the recipe. Adding too much will result in a bitter taste, while too little will not add enough of that rich coffee flavor.

For an even richer final result, consider using whole milk instead of skim milk or oat milk listed in the ingredient list. This will add creaminess and depth to your pudding.

Lastly, while it’s tempting to dive right into your latte pudding once it’s done cooking and has cooled down for a few minutes, letting it chill completely in the fridge gives it time to set properly and improve the texture.

By following these tips, you’ll have an irresistibly rich and creamy chocolate latte pudding that will rival any dessert from a fancy cafe.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this chocolate latte pudding recipe is a crowd-pleaser that’s guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth. With its rich, creamy texture and bold coffee flavor, it’s the perfect dessert for any occasion. Plus, the recipe is incredibly versatile, so you have plenty of options to personalize it to your own preferences.

Whether you’re looking for a decadent dessert to impress dinner guests or just want to treat yourself after a long day at work, this recipe won’t disappoint. So go ahead and give it a try – you won’t regret it!

Chocolate Latte Pudding

Chocolate Latte Pudding Recipe

This is a rich creamy, yet low-fat coffee flavored chocolate pudding. Delicious!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 134.3 kcal


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder or 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 2 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds (optional)


  • In heavy medium saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, cocoa and espresso powder, mix well.
  • Gradually add milk, beating with wire whisk until well blended.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with wire whisk, until mixture comes to a boil.
  • Boil 1 minute, stir constantly.
  • Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  • Cool slightly; pour into 6 individual dessert dishes.
  • Refrigerate until chilled.
  • Just before serving, garnish with sliced almonds, if desired.
  • Store in refrigerator.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 129gCalories: 134.3kcalCarbohydrates: 27.9gProtein: 4.6gFat: 0.5gSaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 62mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 16.9g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Dessert, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Sweet
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