Creamy Vanilla Pudding
Simply the tastiest healthy homemade vanilla pudding you'll ever meet!
about 7 cups of pudding (12-14 small servings)
1 cup sugar (or vanilla sugar*)
6 tablespoons corn starch
dash of salt
6 cups whole milk
6 (large) egg yolks OR 3 whole (large) eggs**
4-6 tablespoons butter***
1-2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1. In a large heavy stock pot, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch and salt to combine and remove lumps.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs briskly. Add milk and whisk. Pour milk mixture into sugar mixture and whisk.
3. Heat milk mixture over medium heat, stirring frequently to avoid lumps or sticking, until milk boils. Allow to boil/bubble for 1 minute and then turn off heat.
4. Stir in butter and vanilla extract, stirring until butter melts. Serve hot if you desire, or allow to cool and refrigerate before serving.
*You can make your own vanilla sugar by leaving a vanilla bean in a container of sugar.
**I use whole eggs sine it's easier! Whisk briskly and stir constantly, and your pudding will still be smooth!
***If you want to cut down on the calories a little, you can use 4 tablespoons butter instead of six. :)
This is a super simple, very basic vanilla pudding recipe. It's easy and it's SO delicious!!! I love it. I think puddings traditionally use only the egg yolks, but I always use whole eggs so I put that in there too. ;) This pudding tastes so much better than any boxed pudding mix!! The flavor is just perfect. My rating: 10/10