Basic Vanilla Pudding

Vanilla PUdding
Photo: Diana Rattray
Ratings (30)
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6
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.)

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.


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

Steps to Make It

Scald 2 2/3 cups of the milk.

Mix cornstarch, sugar, and salt; stir in remaining 1/3 cup milk. Add to the scalded milk and cook over low heat, constantly stirring, until thickened and smooth.

Continue cooking for about 5 minutes to thoroughly cook cornstarch.

Cool slightly; stir in vanilla and pour into serving dishes.