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This Delicious Vanilla pudding recipe is a great snack when you crave something sweet or can be served for an after dinner dessert. It has a great vanilla taste and a nice change from the snack pudding packets you get at the supermarket.
Your family is going to love the flavor and texture of this pudding! You can make this dessert any way that you want for your family. You can top it with some crushed cookies, some fruit or simply topped with some whipped cream, if that is what you like. It is sweet, smooth, and has a nice vanilla flavor.
This Vanilla pudding doesn't take long to whip up. There are not too many ingredients that you need to make this. These ingredients are probably already in your pantry and refrigerator.
Ingredients for Vanilla Pudding Recipe:
- Whole milk–We think this makes the pudding pretty rich since there is more butterfat in whole milk, but you can use any milk that you like, it will work.
- Cornstarch–This thickens the pudding
- Egg yolks–They help your pudding to thicken and adds a richer taste
- Salt– Always an ingredient to use to enhance the flavor
- Half & half– A little half & half gives the pudding a great texture and makes it a little more decadent
- Sugar–This gives your pudding a nice sweet flavor
- Butter–For extra richness
- Vanilla extract–To give the pudding that great vanilla flavor
Making the vanilla pudding:
In a bowl, mix ½ cup of the whole milk with the cornstarch, salt, and egg yolks; make sure everything is well combined.
Now, take a saucepan and mix the remaining whole milk, half & half, and sugar until it is all combined. Now, cook on the stove until the mixture comes to a simmer; there should be little bubbles around the sides of the pan.
When the mixture comes to a simmer, take the hot mixture off of the burner and slowly pour a little of it into the egg yolk mixture while whisking. You want the egg yolk mix to reach about the same temperature as the hot mixture, so you don't have scrambled eggs. This is called tempering.
When the temperatures are about even, pour all of the egg mixture into the saucepan and put it back on the burner. Cook and stir the mixture until it comes to a boil. Boil for about 1 minute until it gets thick.
Take the pan off of the heat and add the cold butter and vanilla extract to the mix and whisk it in. Now, it is time to put the pudding mixture through a strainer to make sure your pudding is creamy and doesn't have any pieces of cooked egg in it.
Transfer the hot mixture to serving bowls and refrigerate until cool about 3 to 4 hours.Print
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 to 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 7 servings 1x
- Category: dessert
- Method: stovetop
- 2 cups whole milk, divided
- 3 Tablespoons plus ½ teaspoon of cornstarch
- 2 egg yolks
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup half and half
- ½ cups sugar
- 1 Tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a bowl, whisk ½ cup of whole milk, salt, cornstarch, and egg yolks until combined.
- In a saucepan, mix the remaining whole milk, half and half, and sugar until it simmers, but does not boil.
- When the mixture simmers, take it off of the burner and slowly pour a little bit of the hot mixture into the egg yolks and whisk. When the mixtures are about the same temperature, pour the egg yolk mixture into the saucepan and cook until it comes to a boil and becomes thick. Cook for about 1 minute.
- Take the pan off of the burner and mix in the butter, then the vanilla extract until all combined.
- Now is a good time to strain the pudding in case there are some cooked egg yolks in the mixture. This is an optional step, but highly recommended.
- Pour into individual cups and refrigerate until cooled, about 3 to 4 hours.
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