Basic Vanilla Pudding Recipe

Vanilla Pudding

Diana Rattray

  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6
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This is a simple, basic vanilla pudding, cooked with cornstarch, milk, and sugar. If you're looking for a classic pudding, this recipe is a good choice.


What You'll Need

  • 3 cups milk (divided)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Scald 2 2/3 cups of the milk.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch, sugar, and salt.
  4. Stir in the remaining 1/3 cup milk.
  5. Add to the scalded milk and cook over low heat, constantly stirring, until thickened and smooth.
  6. Continue cooking for about 5 minutes to cook cornstarch thoroughly.
  7. Cool slightly and then stir in vanilla.
  8. Pour into serving dishes.
  9. Enjoy!
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
163 Calories
4g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)