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White Chocolate Pudding with Frangelico

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White Chocolate Pudding flavored with a touch of Frangelico makes for a lush and dreamy dessert that’s impossible to resist! If you’ve only eaten pudding from a box, you’re in for a surprise. Homemade pudding is silky smooth, rich, and swoon-worthy!!

White Chocolate Desserts are sweet and rich, and this delectable homemade pudding is no exception!

3 glasses of white chocolate pudding on a white tray garnished with fresh raspberries

White Chocolate Pudding

When we were first married, boxes of pudding mix made their way into our kitchen. The hubby was a fan, but he did have his standards.  No instant, only cook and serve.

Well, slowly I’ve nixed even that option as it’s not too tough to whip up a batch of pudding from scratch.  The biggest dilemma was what kind of pudding to make. We quickly settled on white chocolate—one of the few flavors all 3 of us can agree upon!

3 cordial glasses filled with white chocolate pudding with Frangelico and topped with a fresh raspberry

How to Make Pudding

The silky smooth texture and heavenly flavor of this homemade pudding will certainly please your toughest critics. A little slosh of Frangelico, a hazelnut liqueur, is one of my favorite ways to enhance a white chocolate dessert. Here are a few details about how to make pudding.

  • Start by whisking together the dry ingredients in a large, heavy saucepan. This will help evenly distribute the thickening agent, the cornstarch, and the salt, with the sugar.
  • Melt the white chocolate and give it a few minutes to cool. I like to melt the chocolate gently in the microwave. Start with 30 seconds, give it a stir, then use 15-second intervals, stopping to stir, until the chocolate is smooth. Set aside.
  • Separate your eggs, reserving the egg whites for macarons, pavlova, or egg white cookies AKA meringues. 3 yolks are needed for this recipe.
  • Whisk in the half and half first, then the yolks, and finally the milk. When that’s combined, add the white chocolate which will clump a bit as it hits the cool liquid. That’s to be expected.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, whisking constantly. You want to keep the liquid moving to minimize the heat at the bottom of the pan from scrambling the eggs. When the mixture finally thickens, reduce the heat and continue stirring, letting the pudding thicken a bit more.
  • Pass the pudding through a sieve to remove any tiny lumps. This will make your pudding extra luscious. Then stir in the flavorings and butter.
  • PRO-Tip: I like to place the sieve over a 4 cup liquid measuring cup with a spout. This gives you the ability to pour the warm pudding into serving dishes.
  • This can be served warm or chilled (our preference). PRO-Tip: Before chilling cover the surface with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from developing on the surface of the pudding.

Overhead view of 2 glasses filled with white chocolate pudding with frangelico topped with berries and mint

What is White Chocolate?

Technically, white chocolate isn’t true chocolate since it doesn’t contain any chocolate solids. It does contain sugar, cocoa butter, milk products, vanilla, and lecithin, which is a fatty substance, according to Bon Appetit.

How do you melt White Chocolate?

White chocolate is the softest of the “chocolates,” and doesn’t take long to melt. There are two main ways to melt white chocolate, in the microwave or by using a double boiler. Start by chopping your white chocolate into small pieces.

To melt in a microwave, use 50% power to prevent scorching. Start with 30 seconds, then stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Repeat until there are just a few pieces of unmelted chocolate left in the bowl. The residual heat will finish melting those bits.

To melt in a double boiler*, fill the bottom pan with about an inch of water and bring to a simmer. Place the chocolate in the top part of the double boiler or use a heatproof bowl to nestle in the pan without having the bottom of the bowl touch the water. Stir the white chocolate as it starts to melt, and continue to stir occasionally until there are only a few tiny unmelted bits remaining. Turn off the burner and let the residual heat finish melting the white chocolate.

*Note: A double boiler is a set of pans where one nestles into the other. The bottom pan holds simmering water which gently heats the contents in the pan that’s inserted above it. Alternatively, you can rig your own using a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Just find a bowl that will sit securely in the pan without touching the water.

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This recipe was first shared in February 2015. Photos and text were updated in 2020.

White Chocolate Pudding

White Chocolate Pudding

Creamy and luscious white chocolate pudding with a touch of hazelnut liqueur

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 cup half and half (or cream)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 6 ounces white chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons Frangelico liqueur (may double the vanilla and omit the Frangelico if desired)

Instructions

  1. Whisk together cornstarch, sugar and salt in a large saucepan. Whisk in half and half, then the yolks, followed by the milk. Stir in chocolate (don't worry if it clumps a bit).
  2. Bring mixture to a boil, whisking constantly, till pudding thickens. Reduce heat and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon or spatula for a couple more minutes till pudding thickens even more (should reach 200º).
  3. Pass the pudding through a sieve into a medium bowl. Stir in butter, vanilla and Frangelico. May divide into individual bowls. Serve warm or chilled, but cover surface with plastic wrap before chilling.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1 bowl

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 400Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 131mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 0gSugar: 45gProtein: 7g

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30 comments on “White Chocolate Pudding with Frangelico”

  1. Very pretty, both the pudding presentation and new pan:@)

  2. What a smart sauce pan ! And your pudding is just extra ! Do you think instead Frangelico liqueur I can make with Bailey’s ? Anyway looks smart and delicated.

  3. I love, love, love pudding, but haven’t ever had a white chocolate version! This must be fixed. (Obviously.)

  4. Pudding has never been my favorite dessert but in the last week or two I have had some every night. Banana, vanilla and chocolate. It is actually a little scary how much I have been eating. This one will be next.

  5. I love white chocolate pudding so of course this recipe is a keeper! And that little saucepan is adorable 🙂

  6. Dear Lizzy ! I love white chocolate and this look stunning!!! and love blackberries, Im still out but I hope come back home tomorrow!!!
    xoxoxo

  7. This looks so tasty! What a perfect dessert!

  8. White chocolate sounds like a flavor I could agree on too. Can I come over the next time you make this? Pretty please?

  9. These puddings look divine, I love the Frangelico!

  10. I love the way you’ve presented this dessert, Liz … it’s sooo beautiful! I would be thrilled to be served this at a dinner party!

  11. That pudding looks so incredibly smooth, almost like taking a spoonful of a cloud. I want!

    I didn’t know OXO made pots and pans. Cool.

  12. Love the new pan…had to chuckle at your boys getting your cast offs as Matt is down in Btown with my cast offs and you know there are times I wish I had a certain old pan of mine and think “Why did I give him that one???” lol That pudding looks fantastic with that little berry propped up in it like that, and I see there are three desserts and two spoons, so who gets to eat 2 of the desserts? :-0

  13. Wow! That would probably be one of my fav desserts! Looks absolutely divine!

  14. The pudding looks so creamy. I would love the white chocolate. Yummy!

  15. So beautiful and so delicious!

  16. This pudding looks so luxurious…white chocolate…yum! I love the pictures…so elegantly presented.
    Hope you enjoy the rest of your week Liz 🙂

  17. White chocolate pudding sounds so amazing! I am sure I would enjoy it and prefer real thing made from scratch 🙂

  18. Love anything white chocolate so this pudding recipe is just calling my name – looks divine Liz!

  19. Wow… First of all, I love how the white chocolate pudding looks!!!! Beautiful!!! It looks so silky smooth… I want to taste it! 🙂

  20. Love OXO anything…A look in my kitchen will confirm that statement…And a glimpse at my face gulping down your white chocolate pudding would confirm my delight in your dessert =)

  21. This looks great! I love white chocolate and I never have pudding, but I love it! 🙂

  22. Lizzy,
    I’ll have to add this to my bucket list. I’ve never made pudding from scratch. It looks delicious and the OXO pan is really nice-looking too.
    Annamaria

  23. I have only eaten this once before but never forgotten it 😛
    Delicious!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  24. That pudding would definitely call my name! Wow!

  25. White chocolate and Frangelica are a match made in heaven! Beautiful presentation.

  26. I love making homemade pudding and the flavors in your recipes are out of this world! Can’t wait to make it again.

  27. I love this pudding! Simple to make and we always enjoy it. It is so easy to switch it up with different toppings.

  28. This pudding was such a success!! So creamy and delicious! 

  29. This looks so silky smooth and incredibly rich. Everyone at my house would love it! 🙂 ~Valentina

  30. Loved the part about Bill having his standards!

    I plead guilty to boxed puddings but I have my standards also and they’ve always been cooked.

    This looks delicious.

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