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Homemade Vanilla Pudding

vanilla pudding
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  • 6 ServingsServings


  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract


Heat 2-1/2 cups of milk until bubbles appear around the edges of the pan. In the meantime, sift the sugar, cornstarch and salt together into a bowl. Add the remaining 1/2 cup milk and mix ingredients until smooth. Add the heated milk, blend thoroughly with a whisk and return the mixture to the pan. Cook over low-medium heat, stirring frequently, until the pudding is smooth and thick (2-3 minutes). Let cool slightly. Stir in the butter, if using and the vanilla extract. Spoon into dessert dishes. Chill and serve.