Easy Vanilla Pudding

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.

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Tools:

  • 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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    12 Discussions

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    jeanniel1
    jeanniel1

    1 year ago

    Love the basic recipe - and it seems so easy - versus looking for a good mix in the grocery store! Thanks for sharing!

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    In The Kitchen With Matt
    In The Kitchen With Matt

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you! Yeah it is way easy and sooo yummy! :) You are so very welcome! :)

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    Meggimoo
    Meggimoo

    Tip 1 year ago on Step 8

    Dear Matt,
    I am surprised to see that you left out the best part of the pudding recipe. For a richer flavor, after cooking the pudding until thickened, remove from the heat and add a small amount of the pudding to two egg yolks and then slowly add the mix back into to the pudding - tempering gradually so they won’t scramble, and cook the pudding again until it just begins to bubble. Take off the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla.
    I hope you don’t mind that I added this tip. It does make a difference in the flavor.
    This recipe is enough to fill an 8” pie.

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    mwseniff1
    mwseniff1

    Reply 1 year ago

    I agree completely, you can’t make a pudding without breaking an egg or two. When my daughter was a baby in the early 80’s I had to feed her canned formula. It was pretty terrible tasting so eventually she refused to eat it. My mom taught me how to make pudding from scratch in a microwave using the formula. She loved that pudding and grew up very healthy. Just one trick I learned as a single dad. I switched over to milk based pudding after she was allowed the real thing.

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    Meggimoo
    Meggimoo

    Reply 1 year ago

    Excellent!

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    In The Kitchen With Matt
    In The Kitchen With Matt

    Reply 1 year ago

    No problem! Yes there are several different recipes that call for eggs. :) I thought I would do one that didn't call for eggs, since I regularly get requests and comments for eggless foods.

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    StratosVX
    StratosVX

    Reply 1 year ago

    I appreciate the eggless recipe. My mom is allergic to eggs, so this is something I can make for her. Thank you Matt.

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    In The Kitchen With Matt
    In The Kitchen With Matt

    Reply 1 year ago

    You are very welcome StratosVX! :) Let me know how your mom likes it when you make it for her. :)

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    StratosVX
    StratosVX

    Reply 1 year ago

    We both really like it. I had some fresh strawberries and I was trying to figure out what to do with them. I made this and added those to the pudding. Very good.

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    In The Kitchen With Matt
    In The Kitchen With Matt

    Reply 1 year ago

    That is great StratosVX! so glad you tried it out and liked it. Smart move adding the fresh strawberries....mmm :)

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    Meggimoo
    Meggimoo

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks Matt! I missed that one. Good thinking! I very much enjoy your videos.