National Chocolate Custard Day - May 3
Fri, May 3, 2024

National Chocolate Custard Day

National Chocolate Custard Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to this great dessert. Chocolate-based custard is beautiful both in its pure form and as an ingredient in cakes and pastries. It has been known for centuries and is popular all over the world. The holiday is celebrated on May 3.


The history of National Chocolate Custard Day is not known. Custard itself dates back to the Middle Ages. Then it was a dessert, which today can be imagined as a cake with custard. It should also be noted that at that time there were completely different versions of this dish. Custards could be made with meat, vegetables, and other ingredients that were not considered dessert.

There is little information about the appearance of chocolate-based custard. It is believed that it appeared in the 19th century. At about the same time, chocolate pudding was created. In the U.S., the first written evidence of the cream dates back to 1918. Its recipe was described in a cookbook by F. Farmer. Since 1934, General Foods began mass production of chocolate puddings that included this cream. Since then, the growth in popularity of the cream was unstoppable.

Interesting facts

  • The first mentions of custard in its original form can be traced back to an English cookbook from the 1500s called Curie’s Form.
  • Chocolate has been eaten since the indigenous inhabitants of Mesoamerica. It came to Europe during the colonial era.
  • Chocolate is a natural antioxidant, a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system, improves mood.

How to celebrate

Order chocolate custard pudding in restaurants or cafes. Try making your own custard or desserts using it!

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users if they like chocolate custard.

When is National Chocolate Custard Day celebrated in 2024?

National Chocolate Custard Day is observed on May 3 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday May 3 2024
Saturday May 3 2025