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Instant Pot Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Instant Pot chocolate pudding is creamy, fudgy and effortlessly PERFECT! Skip the box mix. Pudding is so much better homemade.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 550kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • Instant Pot


  • 4 egg yolks beaten
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • whipped cream and chocolate shavings for topping


  • In a large bowl, combine the egg yolks, brown sugar, cocoa, vanilla and salt. Whisk until combined and set aside.
  • Place chopped chocolate in a medium bowl. Heat the whipping cream in a saucepan over medium-high heat (or microwave for 1 1/2 minutes) until frothy and remove from heat. Pour over the chocolate and let sit for 5 minutes. Whisk until smooth. Add the egg mixture and whisk until combined and smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into a round 6- or 7-inch pan and cover with foil. Pour 1 1/2 cups water into the Instant Pot. Place pan on trivet and lower into Instant Pot.
  • Place the cover on the pot and set timer to 20 minutes on low pressure (pressure cook setting). It will take the IP around 7 minutes to build up pressure before it begins cooking.
  • When cooking time is done, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes and do a Quick Release. Let the float valve drop and remove the cover.
  • Stir pudding, cover with foil and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours before serving. Serve with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, if desired.


  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge (or covered tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap) for up to 5 days (it will not last this long!).
  • This pudding tastes AMAZING the next day, so don't be afraid to store leftovers and enjoy the following day.
  • Dark chocolate or milk chocolate chips can be used in place of baking chocolate.
  • If serving this pudding to guests, spoon into small ceramic ramekin dishes or custard cups to dress it up.
  • Make sure the pan you are placing into the inner pot of the pressure cooker FITS before starting the recipe.


Calories: 550kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 240mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 1346IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 2mg
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