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Creamy Vanilla Pudding

This creamy vanilla pudding turns out perfect every time! It's quick and easy to make, and the result is an old-fashioned pudding that's great for an after-school snack or to use as a base for many delicious desserts. —Jeanne Bullard, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups whole milk, divided
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  • Place 2 cups milk and salt in a saucepan. Sprinkle sugar on milk and do not stir; heat over medium-high. Quickly combine cornstarch with remaining milk; add egg yolks and mix well. When milk comes to a full boil, remove saucepan from the heat and stir in cornstarch mixture. Pudding will begin to thicken. Return to the heat and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and butter. Pour into individual dishes. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 244 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 436mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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