Homemade Vanilla Pudding


This rich homemade pudding with vanilla is a delectable dessert. There is no substitute for the butter!

Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 2 cups milk

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Heat milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat until bubbles form at the edges.

  2. Mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt together in a small bowl; add to hot milk, a little at a time, stirring until thick enough to coat the back of the spoon. Remove saucepan from heat, and stir in vanilla and butter.

  3. Spoon pudding evenly into 5 serving dishes; chill in the refrigerator before serving.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

167 Calories
4g Fat
29g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 167
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 173mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 149mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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