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!


Oktoberfest party Guide, Food, Beer, Music

The ultimate guide to hosting a real German Oktoberfest party in your backyard.

Oktoberfest Party Guide!

Think Oktoberfest is all about beer? Think again. Just as important as those amazing Bavarian lagers are the authentic Oktoberfest dishes that make every Oktoberfest party so special. With good food and good drinks, come good times. And you’ll find everything you need to host a successful Oktoberfest beer garden festival in this quick Oktoberfest party guide! The best traditional recipes. The top-ten beers. And the greatest Oktoberfest playlist ever. It’s all here in this Oktoberfest  party guide. So, let’s get the party started!

Please scroll down to find all recipes, drinks and music

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What started in Munich 182 years ago, has spread across the world and is more popular today than ever. Traditionally, Oktoberfest starts in September and last until the beginning of October. The most famous Oktoberfest festival is in Munich at the Wiesn. Let’s recreate the magic of this fun-filled German beer fest celebration in a way that would make King Ludwig l proud.

Welcome your guests by decorating your home in blue and white—the traditional colors of the state of Bavaria. You can theme your surroundings with these Oktoberfest party suppliesincluding banners, table cloth, cups, napkins, and more. Keep your fine china in the cabinets and use simple and rustic seating and place settings. If the weather is accommodating, host your private beer festival outside in the garden. Maybe rent a tent for the backyard. Look for a picnic area, perhaps. Or, take it to the streets and get the whole neighborhood together for an Oktoberfest block party.

Most importantly, keep the Oktoberfest beer cold and music going. And don’t forget to launch the opening of your party with the officialO zapft iscry—which refers to tapping of the first beer keg.

I wish you a wonderful Oktoberfest party with family and friends. And as always, let me know how it goes!




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Click the links for Oma’s recipes!


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Obatzda (spiced chess-butter-spread)

Obatzda Cheese Butter Spread


Typical Oktoberfest recipes that brings everyone to the table. So good. So flavorful. So German!

Pork Roast with Gravy

German Pork Roast Recipe


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Frikadellen – German Meatball Patties



There’s plenty of room on that plate. Complement your main dish with some of these old fashioned homemade side dishes.

Soft Pretzel

Homemade Pretzels

Mashed Potatoes

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German Coleslaw Recipe

German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad


It’s not the end of the party – just the end of the course. A variety of apple cakes to choose from. Change the plate, go back to the table and load it up with one of the apple desserts to give your meal a satisfying finish.

Apple Cake with Vanilla Sauce

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Sunken Apple Cake

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Apple Streusel Cake

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You don’t have to travel all the way to Munich to find a brewery that pairs well with your Oktoberfest celebration.

Here are Oma’s Top 10 Oktoberfest Beers.

Oktoberfest Party Guide Beer

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No Oktoberfest Party is complete without the perfect soundtrack. From traditional to modern, folk to country, this 35-track German Oktoberfest playlist will get swaying and raising the glasses. Best of all, each track is linked to listen in. If you like it, you can download. Let’s celebrate! Just hit play.

Oktoberfest Party Guide Music