This is an easy and very nice tasting desert. It goes well after a heavy meal or when you want something slightly sweet.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
5
Yield:
5 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, combine the sugar, corn starch and salt. Add milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Add vanilla and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

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  • Pour into individual molds rinsed with cold water; chill until firm and unmold.

Nutrition Facts

135 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 23.6g; fat 2.4g; cholesterol 9.8mg; sodium 166.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (111)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2004
This was too simple for words! Tasty too! I don't always care for the taste of eggs so I gave this a try just to see if it would make a good banana pudding. It made an excellent, and fast banana pudding.This pudding, a few vanilla wafers and a couple of sliced bananas and life is good. Thanks for sharing an easy recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/08/2007
I really like the taste of this pudding however I could not get it to thicken. While stirring I allowed the mixture to boil for quite some time and still it did not thicken. I added about 2Tbls more starch but by then the milk was already forming a lot of skin. It finally thickened with the extra starch but the pudding is full of milk skin chunks. Should I tell my roomates it's tapioca? Read More
(11)
133 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 73
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2004
This was too simple for words! Tasty too! I don't always care for the taste of eggs so I gave this a try just to see if it would make a good banana pudding. It made an excellent, and fast banana pudding.This pudding, a few vanilla wafers and a couple of sliced bananas and life is good. Thanks for sharing an easy recipe! Read More
(79)
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2009
This has to be one of the simplest recipes I have come across. It takes about 10 mins from start to finish. The texture smooth and creamy. The reviewers who say it is bland intrigue me, what do you think vanilla pudding is going to taste like? If you want a stronger taste use a different essence, I have made them with almond essence and toasted almonds and also tried mixing 2-1/2 tsp of coffee with 1-1/2tsp of water in place of essence and they have all come out beautifully. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe it is a definite favourite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2004
This recipe is just what I was looking for. A light dessert recipe that's very easy to prepare. If you can make gravy from a packet you will have no problem with this recipe. Set up very quickly too (30 min.) for a nice mold. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2011
This is the same recipe I've used for years, so I can vouch for it. You can add nearly any flavoring, including cocoa, (up to 1/4 cup). It's also a good base for many kinds of fruit (I use the fruit water with dry milk, instead of plain milk). I usually don't continue to let it cook after adding the vanilla...probably just from habit. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2004
This recipe came out pretty good. I added a bit of cocoa as the vanilla was just a bit bland for me but the consistency was right on. I think I might try it with bananas or use brown sugar for 1/2 of the recipe net time. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2010
This is such a wonderful, simple vanilla pudding. Try it hot on a chilly day, it's the ultimate comfort food! I mix all the dry ingredients first, then whisk in the milk until everything is well blended before I start cooking the pudding, it turns out perfect every time! Read More
(12)
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Rating: 3 stars
06/08/2007
I really like the taste of this pudding however I could not get it to thicken. While stirring I allowed the mixture to boil for quite some time and still it did not thicken. I added about 2Tbls more starch but by then the milk was already forming a lot of skin. It finally thickened with the extra starch but the pudding is full of milk skin chunks. Should I tell my roomates it's tapioca? Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2009
this pudding is wonderful! it thicken wonderfully i was worried about how it would taste because most people seemed to have troubles with it but is was great! I didnt put it in molds i ate it warm Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2010
If what you want is a nice easy vanilla pudding this is it! I did however use only 1/4 cup sugar (actually 2 Tbsps splenda and 2 Tbsps sugar) as I usually like things less sweet. It turned out perfect. My daughter thought it tasted just like the cooked packaged vanilla pudding (didn't notice the splenda at all) which she really likes. Read More
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