Homemade Vanilla pudding is definitely one of those recipes that you want to have in your arsenal. It is a lot quicker to make than a pie or cake too. It can go into so many other dessert recipes, and also makes a delicious snack or dessert all by itself. (It goes perfect on this strawberry Napoleon recipe!) And best of all, it takes very few ingredients all of which are staples you likely have on hand anyway!
Simmer and Stir
To make this recipe, add the sugar, cornstarch and salt to a medium sized saucepan. Give it a quick stir with a wooden spoon and then add in the milk. Set over medium heat and let simmer for 10-12 minutes. Make sure to stir it pretty frequently so that it does not burn. And don’t worry if it seems like it is not thickening right away, it will!
Next, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla. give the butter a minute to melt and fully incorporate into the pudding. And try to wait until it’s chilled to taste because it is HOT!
This medium sized sauce pan works PERFECTLY for simmering delicious pudding. Check out the link below.
So Delicious. So Simple!
Another thing I like about this recipe is that it’s really quick to make. And you can make it up in advance of whenever you want to have it and set it in the fridge to chill. Then you have perfectly delicious vanilla pudding ready to go when you’re ready. It also tastes so much better this way. You just can’t beat making it homemade, with all that yummy butter and vanilla. So good!
Wrap it up!
Transfer the pudding to a small bowl and cover with plastic wrap. A little trick to prevent congealing at the top is to make sure the plastic wrap is directly on the pudding, as shown in the picture. Place the bowl in the refrigerator and let chill for 1-2 hours. Once chilled, remove the plastic wrap, give it a stir and use in your favorite recipe or place in a glass serving dish, top with whipped cream and enjoy! The glass serving dish below is so cute!
Did you try out this homemade vanilla pudding recipe? Let me know what you think in the comments below.