Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is very good. It tastes just like the packaged pudding. It's very sweet though; so you may want to decrease the sugar a bit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place 2 cups milk and salt in saucapan. Sprinkle sugar over milk; do not stir.
  2. Heat over medium-high flame.
  3. Quickly combine cornstarch with remaining milk.
  4. Add egg yolks. Mix well.
  5. When milk reaches a full boil, remove from heat.
  6. Stir in cornstarch mixture. Pudding will begin to thicken.
  7. Return to heat; cook for one minute.
  8. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and butter.
  9. Pour into serving dishes. Serve warm.
  10. Serves 4.
Most Helpful

Thank you for posting this recipe! I found the same recipe on another site several years ago and the printed recipe has been posted on the inside of my cabinet for years. Not only is this a great pudding, and easy to make. IT IS ALSO A GLUTEN FREE RECIPE.. I've not bought a pudding mix since finding this recipe.

Mimpard March 23, 2014

A nice vanilla pudding and a lot faster and easier to make than the box pudding. I used half the amount of sugar but found it needed more. Whisked the cornstarch and milk well before adding the egg yolks. While adding this to the hot pudding I did keep whisking so no lumps would appear. This would be a nice pudding to make a banana cream pie but as a pudding itself I think I would like a bit more flavor. Made and reviewed for A " Taste Of Yellow " LiveStrong Event in the Photo Forum.

lauralie41 June 15, 2009