Introduction: Easy Vanilla Pudding

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In this instructable I will show you how to make vanilla pudding. This homemade vanilla pudding recipe is easy to make and made from scratch. While I still like the instant pudding from the store, homemade is so much better. If I can do it you can do it, let's get started!

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Follow the easy steps below or watch the short video tutorial or do both. :)

Step 1: Ingredients/Tools

You may print the recipe here if you like.


  • 2 cups of milk (whole, 2%, 1%) (500ml)
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar (100g)
  • 3 Tbsp. of cornstarch (23g)
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt (1g)
  • 1 Tbsp. of butter (14g)
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract (5ml)


  • pot
  • spatula or wooden spoon
  • metal spoon
  • serving containers
  • plastic wrap

Step 2: Mix Dry Ingredients

Add the cornstarch and salt to the bowl of sugar. Use a fork or small whisk and blend those three ingredients together.

Step 3: Heat the Milk

Next add the milk to a sauce pot. Place the pot on your burner and set the heat to medium. (350 F 176 C) Stirring occasionally and heat the milk until little bubbles form on the edges.

Step 4: Mix, Stir, Dissolve

Now add the dry ingredients a little at a time, stirring in between, until it dissolves, then adding more, until all the dry ingredients have been incorporated. Continue stirring and cooking, until the pudding thickens and sticks/coats the back of a metal spoon. Now remove the pudding from the burner.

Step 5: Flavor Time

Now let's add some flavor. Drop the butter and vanilla extract into the bowl and stir, until it is blended in.

Step 6: Fill, Cover, and Chill

Now fill up your serving containers and then cover the bowl and pudding with plastic wrap. This will keep the pudding from forming a skin on the top of it. Chill the pudding for at least 30 minutes before serving. Or you can certainly serve the pudding warm. :)

Step 7: Serve It Up!

Now time to eat that yummy pudding. :) Enjoy!

Step 8: Video Tutorial

Now check out those steps in action by watching the video tutorial. :)

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