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Vanilla Pudding

Skip the instant pudding mixes and make your own Vanilla Pudding anytime you are craving a sweet and creamy treat!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vanilla Pudding
Servings: 5
Calories: 261kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net


  • ¾ cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 cups (490g) whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • whipped topping, for garnish (optional)


  • In a large bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
  • Add the eggs and egg yolk and whisk to combine.
  • Add the milk and whisk until well combined (about 30 seconds).
  • Pour the mixture into a saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until thickened (approximately 10-15 minutes).
  • Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter, one cube at a time.
  • Whisk in the vanilla extract.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and the pudding chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Be sure the plastic wrap is touching the top of the pudding completely to prevent any film from forming on the surface.
  • Serve. Top with whipped topping, if desired.


Calories: 261kcal