Vanilla pudding is so easy to make and can be used in so many recipes or eaten alone. I love to use it in recipes that call for custard or to dip fruit in.
This recipe is just a jumping-off point where you can add so many more flavor combinations. It only takes a couple of minutes to make and by adding the dry ingredients first it prevents getting any lumps. If you have a tendency to end up with lumpy pudding this will save you! And worst case scenario you can always run it through a strainer but I have never needed to with this method.
- 2 cups milk
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 3 Tbsp corn starch
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tbsp butter
- Put the sugar, corn starch and salt into a saucepan, and mix together.
- Slowly add the milk while mixing it with a whisk.
- When fully mixed in, turn the heat on medium-high, stirring often. Do not let it come to a boil.
- Take the mixture off the burner when it is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon.
- Put into serving dishes to cool.
1) A great idea is to put this inside a cooked pie shell and top with fruit (bananas especially).
2) Add 2 cups of cooked rice to create a tasty rice pudding.
3) Add cinnamon or Nutmeg to the mix to give it extra flavor.
4) Use it in place of custard for desserts.
5) Use only 2 Tbsp corn starch and whisk in 1 egg yolk after taking it off the heat to added colour and richness.