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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!

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.

Chocolate Pudding

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.

Butterscotch Pudding

Substitute 2/3 cup packed brown sugar for the sugar and decrease the vanilla to 1 tsp. 

 

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