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Smoked Chocolate Pudding

Smoked Chocolate Pudding

By Traeger Kitchen

Make sure your meal ends with a sweet finish. Creamy and decadent homemade pudding is smoked and topped with sea salt and whipped cream for an indulgent dessert.

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

40 Minutes




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Units of Measurement:
1 1/4 Cup whole milk
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Pinch Salt
2 Tablespoon cornstarch
3 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 Cup milk
1 Whole egg, beaten
5 Ounce bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
2 Tablespoon unsalted butter
1 Teaspoon vanilla
1 To Taste Sea salt
1 To Taste whipped cream
1 To Taste Olive oil


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C

  • 2

    Combine 1 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup sugar and a pinch of salt in a shallow baking pan.

    • 1 1/4 Cup whole milk

    • 1/4 Cup Sugar

    • 1 Pinch Salt

  • 3

    Place pan directly on the grill grate and smoke for 35-40 minutes or until the milk has picked up the desired amount of smoke flavor

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C

  • 4

    Transfer milk and sugar mixture to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.

  • 5

    In a medium bowl whisk together the cornstarch, cocoa powder and remaining sugar. Whisk in remaining milk until smooth

    • 2 Tablespoon cornstarch

    • 3 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

    • 1/4 Cup Sugar

    • 3/4 Cup milk

  • 6

    Add mixture to the hot milk in the saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the pudding is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

  • 7

    In another medium bowl, whisk the whole egg with the yolks. Gradually whisk about 1 cup of the hot milk into the eggs until fully incorporated and the temperature of the eggs matches that of the milk. Add this mixture back to the saucepan and whisk to combine.

    • 1 Whole egg, beaten

  • 8

    Cook over medium heat whisking constantly just until it comes to a boil. Add chopped chocolate to a medium heatproof bowl.

    • 5 Ounce bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

  • 9

    Strain the pudding into the bowl with the chocolate through a fine mesh strainer. Add butter and vanilla and whisk until the chocolate and butter are incorporated and pudding is smooth.

    • 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter

    • 1 Teaspoon vanilla

  • 10

    Transfer to serving dishes and refrigerate until well chilled. Enjoy!

    • 1 To Taste Sea salt

    • 1 To Taste whipped cream

    • 1 To Taste Olive oil

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