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Vanilla Pudding


A classic vanilla pudding, or use as a custard filling.

Homemade Vanilla Pudding2

Vanilla Pudding

Angie Halten
A classic vanilla pudding, or use as a custard filling.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 6


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp butter


  • In medium saucepan over medium heat, heat milk until bubbles form at edges.
  • In a bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Pour into hot milk, a little at a time, stirring to dissolve.
  • Continue to cook and stir until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Do not boil. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and butter. Pour into serving dishes. Chill to set.
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    Love your recipes! Easy, fast and tasty, sometimes I get so tired of making the same dish 2 x’s a week, every week. I just get in a rut! Being gluten free is a lot of work sometimes. But I need to just keep on, and your recipes help. Thanks!

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    Angie Halten (Admin)

    Thanks so much! Your comments really mean a lot, and keep us striving to create new recipes that are so delicious you don’t even realize they’re gluten free.

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    Can I use Almond milk or another milk substitute? I am allergic to milk

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    Thank You Angie, My pudding never teast good, I just doo béchamel, but I will try this tomorrow.
    Thanks so much, Antonia.

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    Angie, I am terrible sorry, but I have no idea, what that mean Log in, or log out?

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    I wouldn’t substitute it in this recipe. Try our Dairy Free Custard recipe, it uses almond milk. Making chocolate pudding is even better since the chocolate adds a natural thickness and richness to the pudding, so you won’t taste the ‘thinness’ that a dairy free vanilla pudding has. Try one of these: Silken Chocolate Pudding & Dark Chocolate Pudding

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