Chocolate Pudding with Vanilla Sauce Recipe


German Chocolate Pudding recipe homemade!

Chocolate Pudding with homemade Vanilla Sauce is called Schokoladenpudding mit Vanillesoβe in Germany. Chocolate pudding is one of the standard desserts in my family. 

This dessert can be made with either Dr. Oetker’s chocolate pudding and vanilla pudding or the more readily available products from Jell-O. Either way, I’m sure you’ll find it all delicious. …Oma

Ingredients for Dr. Oetker chocolate pudding

  • 2 Packages of Dr. Oetker Chocolate Pudding
  • 6 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1000 ml (33.81 oz) of whole milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 egg whites

Ingredients for Dr. Oetker vanilla sauce

  • 1 package of Dr. Oetker Vanilla Pudding
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1000 ml (33.81 oz) of whole milk

Chocolate Pudding with Vanilla SauceIngredients of chocolate Jell-O pudding

  • 2 packages (96 g—3.4 oz) of Jell-o chocolate pudding and pie filling
  • 940 ml (31.78 oz) of whole milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 egg whites

Ingredients for vanilla Jell-O sauce

  • 1 package (85 g—3 oz) of Jell-o vanilla pudding and pie filling
  • 940 ml (31.78 oz) of whole milk

Preparation of chocolate pudding:

Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites with an egg separator. Beat the egg whites with a handheld electric mixer until stiff. Rinse out the pan you are using (it helps keep the pudding from sticking to the pot.) Prepare the chocolate pudding as described on the packages while continuously stirring. With the pudding still is on the stovetop, add the two egg yolks while still stirring.

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Remove the pudding from heat, pour it into a bowl, add the stiff egg whites. Mix it together with an electric handheld mixer until it is thoroughly worked into the pudding. The eggs will make the texture of the pudding lighter almost like a mousse.

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Pour the pudding into a ceramic or glass bowl and cover it with a cellophane wrap that has been rinsed under cold water. This will help eliminate the skin that can develop on the pudding’s surface. After the pudding has chilled in your refrigerator, remove the plastic wrap.

If you wish to give your pudding a decorative shape, try using a silicon fluted baking pan. (See below.) Wash it out with cold water and don’t dry it. Fill it with the pudding. Rinse your cellophane wrap with water and add it on top. After the pudding has had time to chill, remove the wrap and the pudding can be easily removed from the mold and onto a plate.

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Preparation of vanilla sauce:

make the vanilla sauce

Using American Jell-O Pudding:

Pour 2 cups of milk in a saucepan. Bring to medium heat. Mix one package Jell-o Pudding Mix. Heat contents to a full boil, while stirring continuously. Remove saucepan from heat. While stirring, add two cups of cold milk. Pudding should be much cooler and no skin will build up. Place in the refrigerator to chill.

Using German (Dr. Oetker) Pudding:

Preparation is the same as the American Jell-O pudding, except that before cooking, add 4 heaping tablespoons of sugar to the milk and powder. 

Serve the pudding cold and pour the chilled vanilla sauce over it. DONE!


  • Darlene Howard

    I lived in Mannheim for 3 years. I collected this beautiful china and I love it so much. I was looking through your pictures and seeing it spread out on the table, just made me love it even more.

    • The Oma Way

      Darlene Howard, thank you so much for your nice comment. These are our dishes for Sundays, special occasions, and Holidays. It is the oldest pattern from Villeroy and Boch called “Old Luxembourg” and was the first time produced in the year of 1770.

      • Darlene Howard

        Villeroy and Boch was so popular back in 1987 when I moved to Germany. This was my favorite pattern and I still love it. I have so many of the pieces. I have seen a few different pieces at different stores in the states and have added to my collection. I still love it so much! Seeing your table setting made me think of my Tante Helga’s house during the holidays. Germany was so beautiful and I loved it so much! I loved the people, the countryside, and the food!