Italian Cocoa Pudding

I am going for a little trip back in time with this recipe. A treat my mum and granny used to give us as children.

This is a delicious custard cream flavoured with cocoa, and laying on a dry biscuit base.

The pudding will need to rest a bit in the fridge before serving. This would allow the custard to settle and the biscuits to become moist.

The ground cinnamon topping the pudding is perfect final touch.

I hope you will enjoy this recipe 😋

  • DifficultyEasy
  • CostCheap
  • Cooking time15 Minutes
  • Servingserves 4 people
  • Cooking methodStove
  • CuisineItalian


  • 250 mlwhole milk
  • 25 gdark muscovado brown sugar
  • 20 gcornstarch
  • 1 spoonunsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4dry biscuits
  • 1egg
  • q.s.ground cinnamon


  1. – pour the milk onto a saucepan;

    – put the saucepan onto the stove on a medium heat;

    – meanwhile, in a separate bowl, mix together the yolk with the cocoa, cornstarch and the sugar;

    – when the milk is about to boil remove the saucepan from the stove, pour the egg mixture onto it and keep on mixing well until the cream thickens;

    – take four 15cm diameter short bowl (or creme brulée tray) and place a dry biscuit on the bottom of each bowl;

    – pour the custard onto the biscuits;

    – sprinkle ground cinnamon on the top;

    – refrigerate for at least 8 hours before serving

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