Easy Vanilla Pudding

Easy Vanilla Pudding

Go back to your elementary school days with this Easy Vanilla Pudding. It only takes twenty minutes to make and an hour to chill.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • pinch salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • In a saucepan whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Add 1/4 cup of milk and stir, forming a paste. Whisk in the remaining milk slowly and add in the egg yolks.
  • Turn the burner to low and stirring constantly, cook the mixture until thickened, about 15 minutes. Do not boil the mixture.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla. Pour into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, pressing the surface with the wrap. Chill until set, about 1 hour. serve.


To prevent a pudding skin make sure to place the plastic wrap directly on the mixture when chilling.
We recommend using whole milk for this recipe.

Perfect Pairing

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