Living in Ecuador, I miss the old instant vanilla pudding mixes I used to make since I was a child. Now I see how simple the recipe really is.
From many sources, but this is the add a pinch Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe.
- 1/3 cup sugare (originally 1 cup, but that was too sweet)
- 1/3 cup corn starch (originally 1/4 cup, I but I wanted it stiffer at my high altitude oof 2800 meters)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Whisk these together and set aside.
- 4 cups whole milk
Heat until almost at a boil. Slowly add the sugar mixture into the hot milk, whisking constantly. Make sure that the mixture does not heat to the point of reaching a boil.
Cook the mixture until the pudding thickens and coats that back of metal spoon.
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons butter
Chill for an hour or more.