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Recipe: Homemade Old-Fashioned Vanilla Pudding

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This homemade old-fashioned vanilla pudding is sure to be a hit.

This homemade old-fashioned vanilla pudding is sure to be a hit.

Who Doesn't Love Vanilla Pudding?

Vanilla pudding is a classic dessert. Delicious on its own, when paired with ice cream or pie or topped with crushed cookies, candies, or fruit, vanilla pudding is sure to please every taste bud. Instant pudding is okay, but homemade is the absolute best! This recipe is one of my family's favorites. It's simple, incredibly easy to make, and only requires five ingredients.

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

7 min

17 min

Serves 4 people

Ingredients

  • 3 tbs. cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

  1. Combine the cornstarch, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  2. Gradually add milk while stirring the mixture.
  3. Pour the mixture into a large saucepan.
  4. Heat it to boiling over direct heat, stirring occasionally.
  5. Boil gently for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and add vanilla. Stir.
  7. Pour pudding into individual cups or a large bowl. Containers should be rinsed with cold water before putting the pudding into them.
  8. Chill until firm.

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Ingredients

Ingredients

Slowly stir milk into mixture.

Slowly stir milk into mixture.

Boil gently for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Boil gently for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Add vanilla and stir.

Add vanilla and stir.

Pour pudding into a bowl or individual cups that have been rinsed with cold water. Chill until firm.

Pour pudding into a bowl or individual cups that have been rinsed with cold water. Chill until firm.

Homemade vanilla pudding topped with sprinkles.

Homemade vanilla pudding topped with sprinkles.

Enjoy! This vanilla pudding is delicious when topped with whipped cream or the crushed fruit of your choice.

© 2016 Alyssa