2 cups milk 1/2 cup white sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon butter
In medium saucepan over medium heat, heat milk until bubbles form at edges.
In a bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Pour into hot milk, a little at a time, stirring to dissolve. Continue to cook and stir until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Do not boil. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and butter.
This was a fast easy recipe! Smooth, creamy texture with great flavor.
Aug 18, 2013
I'm probably a little weird in that vanilla pudding is my favorite flavor. This recipe has really good flavor and smooth texture. The hardest part is waiting for it to cool before eating it!
Jan 1, 2013
I made this today for my kids. I substituted 1 tsp vanilla bean paste for the vanilla extract. It was soooo good! Really good vanilla flavor. This one's going in my recipe box.
Aug 23, 2011
I also doubled the recipe to use for banana pudding. It turned out great! At first, I questioned whether the addtl 1 minute to cook was long enough, as it didn't appear to be quite thick enough, however it thickened up as it sat (I placed in the fridge immediately after pouring over top of my vanilla wafers & bananas in 9x13 pan). It turned out yummy and will definitely make again!
Dec 15, 2007
I cooked a single batch in less than 15 min! It was soooo yummy! Not too sweet either.
Jan 25, 2007
How long do you have to cook it? I have been cooking it for almost 45 minutes now, not letting it boil, and it's still really thin- not thickening up at all. I am fairly patient but stirring constantly for almost an hour is a little too much for me...