|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2g||3%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 26g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|Total Sugars 20g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Homemade vegan pudding can be simple and quick to make. It requires just a few ingredients and not much time on the stove. This recipe is also much healthier than full-fat pudding recipes—and it's cholesterol-free as well. More importantly, it is delicious and satisfying. Rather than regular milk, it uses soy milk, and corn starch is its thickening agent.
While it makes a vanilla pudding, you can add flavor to the recipe if you like. You can use ingredients such as lime or lemon zest and their respective juices, or incorporate fun fruits such as blueberries and raspberries. These add to the pudding's color and texture as well.
You can even use this vegan pudding fromThe Compassionate Cook Cookbook as a base for other dessert recipes. Use it to fill a pie crust or as a layer in a trifle.
1/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon fine salt
2 cups soy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
In a large saucepan, mix the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually blend in the soy milk, stirring constantly to avoid lumps.
Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened.
Cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove the pudding from the heat and add the vanilla. Let cool for 10 minutes, stirring now and then.
Pour the pudding into one large serving dish or individual serving dishes and chill until firm, about 2 to 3 hours.
- Add your favorite fruit or flavor to switch this pudding up—from chocolate to bananas, or blackberries to strawberries—it's up to you to decide.
- This vegan vanilla pudding will keep for 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator. This pudding will not freeze well due to the cornstarch in it.
- If you have a vanilla bean, you can use that instead of the extract for a stronger vanilla flavor. Simply split it down the middle, scrape out the fragrant seeds, and add it at step 2 so the flavors can integrate.