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Creamy Chocolate Pudding with Sesame Whipped Cream

4 Servings

25 minutes

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This stovetop dessert pairs dark chocolate with the earthy, nutty notes of toasted sesame. Slightly warm, the pudding is creamy; chilled, it has the consistency of firm custard. We preferred Dutch-processed cocoa for its rich, dark color, but natural cocoa, which has a lighter hue, worked, too. For a little more chocolate intensity and slightly less sweetness, use bittersweet chocolate instead of semisweet.




Don’t forget to stir the tahini. The oil in tahini separates and must be mixed in before use.

25 minutes


  • ¼

    cup plus 1½ teaspoons white sugar, divided

  • 3

    tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa


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William M.
February 14, 2023
Great creamy pudding
I made this for my wife and I so we ate it warm and cold, it was good, but different, each way. Creamy with a good flavor. Will certainly make it again.
Bill O.
May 30, 2022
Decadent dessert
Luscious pudding. The tahini enhances without overpowering.
Sally S.

Lovely, smooth chocolate pudding that comes together quickly. The tahini adds a nice subtle flavor to the pudding. Would make again.

Milk Street S.

Used 72% bittersweet chocolate, with natural cocoa. This is a rich dessert, and we were happy serving this to 6 people. Normally love tahini, but didn't find enough tahini flavor coming through. I didn't drizzle extra tahini on top, and would next time - IF I chose to make it again.