Vanilla Pudding

Pudding is a simple, satisfying, and surprisingly nutritious snack that Julia relied on when she was refeeding. There are many great-tasting flavors, however we’ve always preferred classic vanilla topped with homemade whipped cream and shaved chocolate.

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Get out a medium pot and a small bowl.

STEP TWO – Make the Pudding


2 cups milk
½ cup white sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In the medium pot, heat the milk over medium heat.
  2. In the small bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
  3. Once the milk is hot and bubbling around the edges, add the dry ingredients and whisk continually for 8-10 minutes until thick.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat, add the butter and vanilla, and stir until completely combined.
  5. Spoon the pudding into 4 small bowls.
  6. Cool at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

STEP THREE – Make the Whipped Cream


1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar


  1. In the stand mixer, whip the cream on high speed for 1 minute until stiff peaks form.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and whip until combined.
  3. Top the pudding with a dollop of whipped cream and shaved chocolate.

Recommended Serving Size: 1 pudding with 2 tablespoons whipped cream

Exchanges: 1 starch, ½ dairy, 1 fat

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11 thoughts on “Vanilla Pudding

  1. Mmm I love vanilla but I’ve never had a pudding like this before. I’ve got such a sweet tooth and obsession for chocolate so I’d probably put 10x the amount of choccy sprinkles on top. Sounds yummy! xx

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