Creamy Homemade Vanilla Pudding Without Cornstarch

Rich creamy homemade vanilla pudding reminds me of home.

My mom always made me pudding growing up. Recently I realized I rarely make pudding for my kids. I set out to change that with making some homemade vanilla pudding for them. Having a cool and good for you treat in the summer time is always fun to start making new memories.

Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe

Easy Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe without using cornstarch to make it. #HomemadePudding #EasyPuddingRecipe #HowToMakePudding #pudding #vanilla

Ingredients for Homemade Vanilla Pudding

2 Cups Milk

2 tablespoons Arrowroot Powder

1/4 Cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg

1 teaspoon homemade vanilla(see how to make your own)

Supplies Needed:

Sauce pan (I recommend these)

Whisk (I love this one)

Measuring cups (I just got these and LOVE them)

Measuring spoons(and of course these to match!)

Small Glass Bowls (I love these)

Directions for Homemade Vanilla Pudding

In medium size sauce pan mix all the dry ingredients sugar, arrowroot powder, and salt.

In a separate bowl beat the egg with a whisk for about two minutes. Slowly add the milk while still whisking for at least another minute longer to combine together.

Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the saucepan containing the dry ingredients. Whisk the mixture together as you pour to fully combine.

Keep the heat on medium low and continue to whisk. After a few minutes the mixture will start to thicken. It is almost like magic it will thicken. Stir for about 1 more minute then take off the fire. Continue to whisk for two more minutes then add the homemade vanilla.

Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe Without Cornstarch

The best creamy and rich homemade vanilla pudding recipe without cornstarch ever. See how fast and no fancy ingredients need to make this recipe.

Course Dessert
Keyword homemade vanilla pudding
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Arrowroot Powder
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon homemade vanilla

Instructions

  1. In medium size sauce pan mix all the dry ingredients sugar, arrowroot powder, and salt.

  2. In a separate bowl beat the egg with a whisk for about two minutes. Slowly add the milk while still whisking for at least another minute longer to combine together.

  3. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the saucepan containing the dry ingredients. Whisk the mixture together as you pour to fully combine.

  4. Keep the heat on medium low and continue to whisk. After a few minutes the mixture will start to thicken. It is almost like magic it will thicken. Stir for about 1 more minute then take off the fire. Continue to whisk for two more minutes then add the homemade vanilla.

Is vanilla pudding and custard the same?

Traditionally pudding is thickened with cornstarch. With this recipe I used arrowroot powder which is an allergy friendly substitute, but it is still a starch. Custard is made with eggs to thicken the liquid instead of a starch. They are basically pudding and custard are the same. The big difference is custard is made with eggs, whereas pudding is made with starch.

Can you substitute vanilla pudding for custard?

Basically pudding and custard are the same. The big difference is custard is made with eggs, whereas pudding is made with starch to help thicken it. So you could substitute vanilla pudding for vanilla custard.

My kids thought this creamy homemade vanilla pudding was like heaven. I felt good knowing the ingredients were good for them too. Who knew making homemade vanilla pudding is almost as easy as making the store bought stuff. Think of the possibilities of what all you can make with this easy pudding recipe.

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