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Vanilla Cornstarch Pudding Recipe

Vanilla Cornstarch Pudding Recipe

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This recipe can be easily modified with fruit sauce or chocolate pudding.

It's time to forget about that instant pudding mix and start making your own version of a flavorful vanilla cornstarch pudding. This recipe is easy to follow and the combination of vanilla, milk, and sugar makes this recipe more delicious than your usual pudding.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins


  • 2 cups milk
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, scald milk until bubbles form at edges.

  2. Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a bowl then add the scalded milk, stirring until blended.

  3. Return to double boiler and continue to cook and stir until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a metal spoon.

  4. Cook for 10 minutes and remove from heat then cool.

  5. Add vanilla.

  6. Pour into individual molds or into one large mold which has been rinsed in cold water. Chill.


  1. Serve with milk, cream, soft custard, chocolate sauce, fruit sauce, or garnish with bananas or crushed fruit.

  2. For chocolate pudding, follow the same recipe adding 3 tablespoons of cocoa and 2 additional tablespoons of sugar.

Recipe Notes

Suggestion: Less cornstarch may be used to make a thinner pudding. 


  • Sugar: 31g
  • :
  • Calcium: 138mg
  • Calories: 215kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Cholesterol: 12mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 161mg
  • Protein: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 54mg
  • Vitamin A: 198IU
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