Creamy Goat’s Milk Chocolate Pudding

Think outside the pudding cup with this creamy dessert made from your homegrown goat’s milk.

by Lori Rice
PHOTO: Lori Rice

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp finely ground sea salt
  • 2 cups goat’s milk
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • optional toppings: chopped chocolate, chopped nuts, shredded coconut, whipped cream


In a 3-quart saucepan, mix together the sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt. Whisk in the milk, and place the pan over medium-high heat. Whisking occasionally, warm the milk just until the surface begins to bubble, about five minutes.

While the milk warms, place the egg yolks in a medium bowl, and whisk until broken and blended together.

Once the milk bubbles, turn off the heat. Add about 1 tablespoon of the hot liquid to the egg yolks, and whisk well. Continue to add hot liquid to the yolks, whisking constantly until you have added about 1/2 cup. Pour the egg mixture into the saucepan and whisk well.

Turn the heat to medium, and bring the pudding to a low boil, stirring often. Allow to boil gently for 30 seconds to a minute, until the pudding thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Adjust the heat as needed to prevent boiling over.

Once thickened, remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour the thickened pudding into four heat-safe bowls. Refrigerate until chilled, about two hours. If desired, place a piece of plastic wrap over the surface of the pudding to prevent skin from forming. Sprinkle with your favorite toppings before serving.

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