Vanilla Pudding Mix Recipe

Vanilla Pudding
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 24 servings
Yield: 3 cups
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
66 Calories
0g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 66
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 68mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 74mg 2%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This vanilla pudding mix recipe is an easy and more wholesome substitute for a store-purchased dry mix. You simply combine six dry ingredients and store them in an airtight container (a quart Mason jar with a lid works well), and store in a cool, dry place, like a pantry or cupboard, until ready to use. Blend the mix with milk, heat the mixture up, then add a touch of vanilla (directions on how to do this are included below), and put in single-serve dishes, and chill. When you want a tasty dessert, try this recipe for vanilla pudding mix at home.

It's a convenient way to always have vanilla instant pudding on hand for whenever you want it whether to use it as pudding or within a recipe that needs this ingredient, such as this Peach Dump Cake recipe.

This pudding mix is a perfect holiday edible gift. Tie a decorative ribbon around the jar, making sure to include a card on how to make the pudding mix or include some of your favorite recipes to use it in. You could also put it in a basket with other homemade dry mixes and other cooking and baking goodies. 


  • 1 1/2 cups nonfat dry milk

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 cup cornstarch, sifted

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla powder

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine all ingredients—powdered milk, sugar, confectioners' sugar, cornstarch, salt, and vanilla powder—and store in a container with a tight-fitting lid. 

  3. Stir the mix well.

How to Use

You can easily scale this recipe up or down depending on how many servings you would like to make. Before using, stir or shake the mix in the container well. We have provided how to make two servings at a time.


1/4 cup vanilla pudding mix

1 cup milk

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Combine vanilla pudding mix and milk in a small saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils. Boil gently, while once again, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add the vanilla, stirring well. Pour into serving dishes and chill until thickened.

Recipe Variations

Get creative! There are so many toppings that can be used on this pudding from chocolate chips, raspberries, blueberries, and of course, don't forget the whipped cream. You could also make your own chocolate pudding and layer the two puddings for a parfait dessert.

How to Store and Freeze

  • Once made, place this pudding in an airtight container, or if put in single containers, wrap each tightly with plastic wrap. Make sure to press the wrap onto the surface of the pudding to keep a skin from forming. It will keep for three to four days in the refrigerator.
  • You can also freeze any leftover pudding in a freezer-safe airtight container for up to three months.