This pudding base can be flavored or colored. I like to add rice, butter, and cinnamon for rice pudding. Or almond extract with a mint leaf and a couple of pine nuts on top for something simple but elegant.


Recipe Summary

5 mins
10 mins
1 hr
1 hr 15 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt together in a saucepan. Slowly add milk while stirring. Bring to a simmer over low heat and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla extract and pour into four 1/2-cup custard cups. Refrigerate until thickened, about 1 hour.


Nutrition Facts

182 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 36.2g; fat 2.4g; cholesterol 9.8mg; sodium 123.3mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10.28.18 This took no time at all to make and if you re looking at the photo don t even think vanilla pudding. There s no comparison this is just so rich and creamy. With its neutral flavor you can do all sorts of variations by using different extracts and toppings. Today I kept it simple with a single fresh strawberry and we enjoyed it for Sunday dessert. Perhaps a little bit too sweet for us so I ll cut back on the sugar next time but that s just personal taste It did get just a bit soupy after being in the fridge for a number of hours so I m thinking thicken even more next time. It s simple to make different and well worth your time. Read More