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.
My 8 year old daughter requested a "deconstructed" Boston Creme Pie for her birthday and wanted me to make her cake and pudding "homemade". I doubled the recipe and followed the directions as written. After I dished the pudding into dessert cups there was some left over. My husband, after tasting a spoonful, absconded with the pan that held the remaining pudding and declared that it is the best pudding he has ever had. The birthday girl now says "no more boxed pudding Mom!" I agree. This would also make a great base for rice pudding!
lookn4quicksweet September 11, 2013 REVIEW:
This was a fast easy recipe! Smooth, creamy texture with great flavor.
Guest Foodie August 18, 2013 REVIEW:
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!
wfecteau January 1, 2013 REVIEW:
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.
4winkboys August 23, 2011 REVIEW:
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!
Guest Foodie December 15, 2007 REVIEW:
I cooked a single batch in less than 15 min! It was soooo yummy! Not too sweet either.
Tired Mom January 25, 2007 COMMENT: 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...