Microwave Df (Dairy-Free) Puddings With Eight Flavor Options

Recipe by GinaJohnson
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READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 34
    cup sugar
  • 14
  • 3
    cups milk (almond, soy or coconut milk beverage. NOT rice milk for DF! Coconut milk makes the prettiest pudding)
  • 4
    beaten egg yolks
  • 3
    tablespoons margarine (Fleichmans unsalted for DF) (optional) or 3 tablespoons butter (optional)
  • 1 12
    teaspoons vanilla
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a 1 ½-2 quart glass bowl, stir together sugar and cornstarch.
  • Stir in milk.
  • Microwave, uncovered for 7-9 minutes, stirring every 1-2 minutes, until thickened and bubbly.
  • In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks well.
  • Gradually stir about 1 cup of the hot mixture into the egg yolks to temper them (not scramble!).
  • Return all to the hot mixture remaining in the larger bowl, stirring well.
  • Microwave uncovered for an additional 2-3 minutes more until the edges are bubbly, stirring every 30 seconds.
  • Stir. Cook an additional 30 seconds.
  • Stir in remaining margarine or butter and extract.
  • Cover the surface with plastic wrap.Serve warm or chilled.
  • FLAVOR OPTIONS:
  • MOCHA: Increase sugar to 1 cup. Before cooking the milk-cornstarch mixture, stir in 3 1-oz squares unsweetened chocolate (check label for DF), cut up, and 1 tablespoons instant coffee crystals.
  • COCONUT: Stir in 1 cup coconut with the butter & vanilla.
  • BUTTERSCOTCH: Substitute packed brown sugar for the sugar and increase margarine or butter to ¼ cup.
  • BANANA: Slice 1 banana into the pudding when slightly cooled.
  • CITRUS: Increase sugar to 1 cup and cornstarch to 1/3 cup Gradually stir in 1 teaspoons lemon or lime zest and 1/3 cup lemon or lime juice with the margarine or butter and vanilla.
  • ALMOND: Reduce the vanilla to 3/4 teaspoons Add 1/2 teaspoons almond extract. Just before serving, sprinkle with sliced almonds.
  • MAPLE-NUT: Substitute ½ cup brown sugar for the sugar and ¼ cup maple-flavored syrup or molasses with the milk. Before serving, sprinkle with ¼ cup toasted chopped pecans, walnuts or almonds.
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