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Homemade Vanilla Pudding

  • Author: Kelli Avila
  • Prep Time: 00:05
  • Cook Time: 00:10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Sweet


Homemade Vanilla Pudding is pure comfort food. It’s made using common kitchen ingredients, takes only about 15 minutes to put together and is ridiculously good.


  • ½ cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup (30 grams) cornstarch
  • pinch salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups (680 grams) whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons (30 grams) butter


  1. Whisk together sugar, cornstarch and salt. Whisk in eggs, egg yolks and milk until fully combined. 
  2. Turn on the heat to medium and cook the mixture, whisking constantly, and occasionally taking a spatula and scraping up any thickened pudding in the edges of the pan. Cook until the pudding has completely thickened and large bubbles are forming, about 8 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; immediately pour through a fine mesh strainer into bowl, using a spatula to push all the pudding out while leaving behind any bits of cooked egg.
  4. Whisk the butter and the extract into the pudding until fully combined.
  5. Pour the pudding into the serving dish or dishes. Let cool at room temperature before chilling in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Keywords: Vanilla Pudding