This is the best homemade vanilla pudding recipe and it makes a great dessert or snack, especially for kids! It’s so easy to make and you can make it vanilla, chocolate, peanut butter or butterscotch!
The BEST Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/8 tsp. salt
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
2 tsp. vanilla
Mix the sugar, cornstarch and salt in a 2 qt. saucepan. Add the eggs to the sugar mixture and slowly stir in milk until combined. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute.
Remove from heat. Stir in the butter and vanilla. Cool slightly. Pour into dessert dishes and chill. Serves 4-6.
Stir 3 Tbsp. cocoa into the sugar-cornstarch mixture in the above recipe.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding
Stir 1/4 cup peanut butter into chocolate pudding. Omit butter or margarine.
Substitute 2/3 cup packed brown sugar for the sugar and decrease the vanilla to 1 tsp.