Homemade Vanilla Pudding, rich and creamy vanilla cornstarch pudding. So much better than store bought and easy too.
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Easy Homemade Vanilla Pudding That Will Make You Forget Store-bought (TastyTuesdays)

For most of us, Vanilla Pudding comes ready made in little plastic tubs or if we feel like “making” it we get the powder in a box and mix it with milk. What if I told you that Homemade Vanilla Pudding was almost as easy as the boxed stuff and tastes sooooooooooo much better?

Homemade Vanilla Pudding, rich and creamy vanilla cornstarch pudding. So much better than store bought and easy too.

The three hardest parts of making Vanilla Pudding from scratch are:

  • separating the eggs
  • scalding the milk
  • waiting the 1 hour chill time

The good news is the recipe won’t be ruined if you get a little white in the yolks, and it doesn’t matter if you break those. All scalding milk means is bringing it almost to a boil.

I can’t help with the hour+ chill time. Trying to do anything knowing that creamy goodness is in the fridge is tough.

Vanilla Pudding

Serves 4
Prep time 2 minutes
Cook time 13 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Homemade Vanilla Pudding, rich and creamy vanilla cornstarch pudding. So much better than store bought and easy too.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 Large egg yolks (use the white for another recipe)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

In a medium saucepan, scald 1 3/4 cup milk (heat over medium heat until bubbles start to form, just before it boils, about 180 degrees F (80 Celsius).
While milk is heating, beat the egg yolks in a medium bowl. Add 1/4 milk and vanilla, mix until smooth.
In a small bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add to milk/egg mixture and beat with a fork or whisk to remove all lumps.
When the milk is scalded, slowly add the milk/egg mixture stirring constantly.
Cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick. Turn heat to simmer and cook 10 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
Put into serving bowl(s) and cover with plastic. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.

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12 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Vanilla Pudding That Will Make You Forget Store-bought (TastyTuesdays)”

    1. I had always thought it was so difficult to make pudding that they came up with the boxed mix to make it simpler. 15 minutes for better tasting… yup, I can find that kind of time.

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