So, I first want to apologize for just now posting a new Cooking with Collin. To be quite honest, I’ve been slackin’ in the cooking department. Yep, my hubby has actually taken over quite a bit in the kitchen – gotta love him! 😀
Anyway, today I am going to show you how to make homemade pudding! …And let me say, homemade pudding is so much better that the boxed mixes you can buy in-store. Plus, making pudding from scratch is so simple and requires very minimal ingredients. I love pudding also because it is so versatile. You can add fruit, change the flavor and basically use items you have on hand to give it a little twist!
Simple Vanilla Pudding Recipe
* 2 and 1/4 cup milk
* 1/2 cup white sugar (or substitute Splenda)
* 3 tablespoons cornstarch
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
(Quality Vanilla Extract will make this so yummy! This Simply Organic Vanilla Extract is pricey, but it’s got some great reviews and should last you a while!)
* 1 tablespoon butter (Love me some real butter – not the fake stuff! 😀 )
In medium saucepan over medium heat, add 2 cups of milk and heat until bubbles start to form. While the milk is heating up, combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, and 1/4 cup cold milk in a medium bowl. Pour this mixture slowly into the hot milk and stir continuously. Keep stirring until the mixture is thick enough to stick to a spoon. Finally, remove the pan from heat and stir in the vanilla and butter, then chill for at least an hour (possibly longer). Now get a spoon out and dig in! This is a simple recipe, but so delicious.
* Note – make sure to never let the milk mixture come to a boil as it will burn.