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Homemade Vanilla Pudding (Recipe + Video How-to)

Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe

Easy homemade vanilla pudding recipe, the ultimate comfort food, using only whole ingredients just like Grandma used to make.

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Author Sarah Pope



  1. Mix the flour and about a half cup of the milk in a small bowl and whisk until very smooth with no lumps.

  2. In a large saucepan, combine the flour/milk mixture, sugar and the rest of the milk. Cook and stir with a whisk over medium heat until the mixture starts to slightly bubble.  Cook for 2 minutes more and remove saucepan from the heat.

  3. In a small glass bowl, beat eggs and then gradually stir in about 1-2 cups of the cooked mixture all the while whisking vigorously. Pour egg mixture into the saucepan and return to medium heat. Cook/stir until nearly bubbly but not a boil. Reduce heat and cook/stir for 2 more minutes.

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  4. Remove pan of homemade vanilla pudding from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla.

  5. Let vanilla pudding cool for 5 minutes and serve warm.

  6. Refrigerate uneaten portion and use for homemade vanilla pudding cups for your children's lunches or for quick at home snacks.

Recipe Notes

You may substitute whole coconut milk (where to find) for a dairy free homemade vanilla pudding version.

Organic cornstarch may be substituted for the flour. I don't recommend arrowroot powder as the cooking of the pudding tends to reduce its thickening properties.