Creamy Vanilla Pudding
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 2-1/2 cups whole milk, divided
- Pinch salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Place 2 cups milk and salt in a saucepan. Sprinkle sugar on milk and do not stir; heat over medium-high. Quickly combine cornstarch with remaining milk; add egg yolks and mix well. When milk comes to a full boil, remove saucepan from the heat and stir in cornstarch mixture. Pudding will begin to thicken. Return to the heat and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and butter. Pour into individual dishes. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 244 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 436mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.
Jun 10, 2020
I followed this recipe exactly - exact ingredients, Argo 100% Pure Corn Starch Whole milk - but it totally failed on me. I did heat on Medium rather than medium high (I was worried about burning) - but I did let it come to a full boil. It did *not* thicken when I stirred in the cornstarch, nor when I cooked it, nor when I let it cool. It was mostly a soup - not a pudding. I'm at a loss to understand how other people got puddings out of this. I was careful not to overwhisk (breaks down binding) - didn't mix milk when it was coming to a boil. I'm letting it sit in the fridge for a few hours (even though it's supposed to served warm) in the hopes that I'll get a pudding rather than a soup out of it. I see other recipes have you cook the cornstarch for 9 minutes, whereas this one only does it for 1 minute. But nobody else commenting on this recipe seems to have had any issues...
Mar 31, 2020
So easy and delicious! Husband says it has the same flavor as family recipe homemade ice cream. Keeper recipe!
Feb 22, 2020
So simple to make and so delicious! You will never buy pudding again...I've even added cooked rice. Nutmeg and cinnamon for rice pudding. If you're into that sort of thing :) but the recipe exactly how it is without changing anything is fantastic!
Jan 27, 2020
I have made it three times and it is runny. Good flavor but runny
Dec 23, 2019
This pudding is easy to make, pretty foolproof, and creamy like no other homemade pudding you’ve ever had. This baby doesn’t have a fake cornstarch flavor, it just blooms with vanilla and is silky on your tongue. Use WHOLE MILK! It makes all the difference. Thanks for this one. It’s been made five times already!
Dec 12, 2019
Mmmmm, delish! Thanks for the great recipe. Easy and delicious.
Feb 2, 2019
this was such a delicious, rich, easy to prepare pudding. I love it so much it's going in my glasses for layers of salty crunch and sweet, creamy delight. Thank you for sharing.....
Dec 23, 2018
Made it this morning and it was absolutely delicious and so easy to make. I love recipes with great instructions! Moving forward this will be my go to recipe for vanilla pudding. Happy Holidays everyone.
Dec 11, 2018
Just made this today, very quick and easy. Creamy and thickened nicely. Not too sweet, just right. I used part half
Nov 11, 2018
I usually don't commit on recipes, but this pudding is delicious! And very easy to make! Thank you!