Mexican Chocolate Pudding #SundaySupper

Mexican Chocolate Pudding

A few weeks ago we had a Sunday Supper celebrating Greek cuisine.  I already ate all the leftovers of the walnut cake in the freezer.  So good!

We were talking about the new movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, and I mentioned that I saw the first movie in the theater years ago and wasn’t the biggest fan.

Mexican Chocolate Pudding

However, all the talk about the movie made me want to revisit it.  I wanted to see what made it the highest grossing romantic comedy of all time.  So I recorded it on my TiVo (yes I still have a TiVo and love it) and Mom and I watched it over a couple evenings.

I have to say I really enjoyed it.  I’m so glad I gave it another try and with fifteen or so years of perspective, I really got and appreciated it.  I may also have related just a little too much to Toula.

The story was funny, touching, and for the most part not too over the top like I thought it would be and remembered.  It is really a simple love story that lacks a lot of the glitz, glamour, and cheesiness of a lot of the rom coms out there.  Not that I don’t like a great rom com sometimes.

It just goes to show that sometimes things are worth revisiting with an open mind.  Like the combination of sweet and spicy.  I’ve tried it before and it’s not really my thing, but with this Sunday Supper’s theme of Spice is Nice and Some Like it Hot, I knew I had to give that whole sweet and spicy thing another go.

Mexican Chocolate Pudding

So I made Mexican Chocolate Pudding.  Pudding is such a great thing to make – it’s easy, gluten free, and relatively healthy.  And I loved this.

Well … I loved it cold when the chili powder mellowed.  Warm the chili powder was the predominant flavor and overpowered everything else.  But after being chilled, I kind of wanted to eat the entire batch of pudding.  Seriously … all of it.

The chocolate (or in my case carob) shines through in the silky smooth pudding with a hint of cinnamon and chili powder.  I loved the cinnamon on top too.  Today we should all revisit something maybe we didn’t give enough of a chance in the past.

Mexican Chocolate Pudding

Mexican Chocolate Pudding #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings


½ cup granulated sugar

¼ cup cocoa or carob powder

2 tablespoons cornstarch

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ - ½ teaspoon chili powder

1 large egg

¼ cup carob or dark chocolate chips

2 cups milk (I used skim – use what you love)

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cubed

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Cinnamon, for garnish


In a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar, cocoa or carob powder, cornstarch, cinnamon, chili powder, egg, and carob or chocolate chips.

Place the pan over medium heat and whisk in the milk. Continue whisking until the mixture comes to a boil. Allow to boil for 1-2 minutes, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens significantly.

Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter and vanilla. Continue whisking until the butter is completely melted.

Pour into serving vessels and place into the refrigerator until chilled, at least 4 hours. You may cover it with plastic wrap if you wish to prevent a skin from forming. Garnish with additional cinnamon or chili powder if you’re adventurous and serve. Pudding may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Additional chilling time is necessary Recipe adapted from The Kitchen Paper

Don’t forget to check out the other Sunday Supper dishes!

Aromatic Appetizers

Distinctive Drinks

Daring Desserts

Masterful Mains

Seasoned Sides

Plus Homemade Ginger Ale and Spice is Nice Recipes from Sunday Supper Movement

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  1. I’m all for sweet & spicy together! This looks delicious. You also made me want to make something with Carob. I haven’t had it in years. My mom used it all the time when I was a little girl.

  2. I love the subtle touch of spice! I think I could do major damage to a batch, too!

  3. My husband is crazy for chocolate pudding. I never slipped any spice in it. Maybe I should. Keep in him guessing. That’s the secret to a long marriage.

  4. This dish looks super yummy. I feel invited to try it! What drink would you recommend to have it with?

  5. I would have exactly the same reaction and want to eat the whole batch. Great post. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. I’ve never used carob, I need to grab some! Pudding is my favorite, I’d love the combo of sweet and spice. I love Mexican hot chocolate. YUM! 🙂

  7. It is funny how the passing of time can change your opinion on things… or even just the mood you have when you start watching the movie. I made some chocolate pudding last night, now I wish I had stirred in a bit of chili powder!

  8. Debbie Eccard says:

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding is one of my favorite comedies!! I’m happy you gave it another try! I am looking forward to the sequel. I have never liked the movie Forrest Gump and every other person loves the movie…..maybe that is one I should give another look??? And this sweet/spicy pudding sounds so good. I love anything chocolate and also anything spicy (well, almost anything spicy) so I need to try this..

    • It’s so funny, Mom didn’t want to watch Forest Gump for the longest time, but we finally did and both enjoyed it. I wouldn’t want to watch it all the time, but I’m glad I saw it.

  9. I LOVE homemade pudding!

  10. I love pudding, also! It’s so easy and satisfying!

  11. I love homemade pudding and the spice in this is such a great way to change it up!

  12. Spices, like a chili powder mix, always do seem less potent chilled when warm, don’t they? Love the idea of adding it to pudding! This is genius — thanks.

  13. oooh that pudding is LUSCIOUS

  14. Love the bit of spice added to this chocolate pudding – sounds SO delicious!

  15. Laura, this seriously looks like a dessert my whole family would love. I’ve had spicy, Mexican hot chocolate before and loved it. We can eat lots and lots of chocolate pudding too and adding these warm spices is such a great idea 🙂 Yum


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