Homemade Vanilla Pudding


It is very easy to make your own vanilla pudding. All you need are a few ingredients – and it is so much better than any ready-to-go pudding.

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Homemade vanilla pudding
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2021-07-15, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 20 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 12-09-2021

20 minutes 4 people Desserts
Homemade vanilla pudding


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  • 1 liter whole milk
  • 1 vanilla pod or 1 hefty tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 60 gram sugar
  • 40 gram cornstarch
  • Pinch of salt
Homemade vanilla pudding ingredients
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  • Medium-sized pan
  • Whisk
  • Small bowl
  • Silicone spatula (optional)
  • Parchment paper or cling film (optional)

Homemade Vanilla Pudding

20 minutes 4 people Desserts

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Preparation – 10 minutes

Heat the milk and vanilla in a medium-sized pan. When using a vanilla pod, slice it open lengthwise and scrape the marrow out of the pod.   

Let the milk cook on a low fire for approximately 10 minutes, so it can fully absorb the flavour of the vanilla.

Homemade vanilla pudding
Homemade vanilla pudding

Finish the vanilla pudding – 10 minutes + waiting time 

Whisk the yolks with the sugar, a pinch of salt and corn starch. Remove the vanilla stick and add a spoonful of warm milk to the egg yolks. Immediately stir or whisk to smoothen everything, because else you will end up with lumps.  

Add the mixture to the pot of milk and once again, whisk or stir everything together until it has a smooth consistency. Keep everything on a low fire while you continue to stir everything. The vanilla pudding is ready when you can see it thicken.  

If you want to make sure the vanilla pudding is fully cooked, you can check by pulling your spoon over the pudding and see whether it leaves a line on your spoon. If it does, your pudding is ready to be eaten.  

Put some parchment paper or cling film on top of the pudding to prevent pudding skin from forming. Once it has cooled down, serve the dessert and enjoy! 

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