Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe

by Merissa on February 16, 2011

in Recipes

Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe - Little House Living

Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe

I've been wanting to figure out how to make my own pudding for a while now. Since I've had to give up most corn it's been hard to find a recipe that isn't full of cornstarch. This recipe is simple, takes a few minutes, and is very yummy. I ended up making this for our Valentine's Day dessert and putting little chocolate hearts in it to make it fancy. Mine didn't have a pure white color because I used turbinado sugar. This recipe will make 2 servings.

Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe

What you need:

  • 1 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 1/2 T flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 t. vanilla(less if you use pure vanilla extract)
  • 1 T butter

In a saucepan before you turn the heat on, mix together the sugar, flour and salt. Wisk in the milk. Wisk together until all the lumps are out and then turn on the heat. Heat until the mixture starts to simmer. Let it simmer for about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and add the butter and vanilla. Pour into a bowl or container and let it chill for at least an hour.

I put these in fancy glasses to make a special treat for me and the hubby! To make the chocolate hearts on top just lay out a piece of waxed paper, melt some chocolate chips and pipe them onto the paper in a heart shape. Let them dry or stick them in the fridge for a bit until harden and use as a fancy topper for your dessert.

Also, if you want to make this recipe gluten free it's quite simple! Just replace the flour for potato starch or gluten free all purpose flour. (Potato starch will add less flavor though so that would be the better way to go if you have it on hand!)

Do you have a special homemade Vanilla Pudding recipe your family enjoys? Have you tried this recipe?


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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Penny Bills February 16, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Yummy!!!! That sounds sooo good!! Can’t wait to try this!! Thanks for sharing!!


2 Cheryl R January 15, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Could you use lemon (or any other) flavor in this?


3 Merissa January 15, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I don’t see why not 🙂 If you try it make sure you let us know how it turns out!


4 Jaimie Adams April 3, 2014 at 11:15 am

I wanted to share that I made this the other day and for some reason it didn’t really set up for me. However, I still love the flavor and thought it reminded me of rice pudding. I decided to cook up 1/2 cup of rice and add them together. It was delicious! I added a little cinnamon on top, too. My kids and hubby even gobbled it up. Thank you!


5 sharon February 19, 2016 at 11:20 am

My son has celiac, rice, corn, and milk allergies………going to try this with almond milk and almond or coconut flour….hope it works b/c he is ready for some “sweet” snacks


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