Here is a recipe for making chocolate custard:


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the milk and cream over medium heat until it begins to steam, but don’t let it boil.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt until smooth.
  3. Slowly pour the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture while whisking constantly.
  4. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the custard thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in the chopped chocolate and vanilla extract until the chocolate is melted and the custard is smooth.
  6. Strain the custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl or pitcher.
  7. Pour the custard into individual serving dishes or a large bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until set.
  8. Serve the chocolate custard chilled, topped with whipped cream or fresh fruit, if desired.

Enjoy your delicious homemade chocolate custard!

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