Homemade Vanilla and Chocolate Pudding
This dish is two recipes in one. If you want vanilla pudding, follow the instructions as written. If you want chocolate, simply add some bittersweet chocolate into the mix. These easy pudding recipes might take a few more steps to prepare than store-bought mixes, but they use natural ingredients, like milk, sugar, and butter, unlike the store-bought packages which include some unpronounceable ingredients. The best chocolate for the chocolate version of this pudding is one with a high cocoa butter content since it will lend a creamier texture than other varieties. The taste is also richer than other chocolates and stands up well to the milk. This easy pudding recipe is a foolproof dessert compared with other puddings because it doesn’t contain any eggs, which can curdle the mixture. Instead, this version uses cornstarch, which thickens the pudding quickly and gives it a glossy appearance. Also, the use of cornstarch rather than eggs means this is a pudding that both vegans and those with gluten-free diets can enjoy.
Makes 4 servings.
Makes about 2 cups.
This is a printable recipe.
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon butter, at room temperature
*For Chocolate Pudding add 2 ounces good quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
Measure the sugar, salt and cornstarch into a medium size saucepan and stir to combine.
Stir in the milk.
Turn the heat onto medium and heat the mixture, stirring to dissolve and combine all the ingredients.
Continue to cook and stir with a rubber spatula until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a metal spoon.
Do not boil.
Remove saucepan from heat as soon as the mixture is ready so the bottom does not scorch.
If it does scorch strain through a metal sieve.
Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and butter.
*If you are making chocolate pudding add the chopped chocolate to the hot mixture and stir in to combine.
Pour into four 1/2 cup serving dishes or one large dish.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving.
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Nutrition Facts for: VANILLA PUDDING From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients:Granulated sugar, salt, cornstarch, whole milk, pure vanilla extract, butter. (dark chocolate)
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings. * Per Serving:Calories 218, Calories from Fat 62, Total Fat 6.9g 11%, Saturated Fat 4.1g 21%, Cholesterol 20mg 7%, Sodium 217mg 9%, Potassium 177mg 5%m Carbohydrates 36.1g 12%, Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%, Sugars 31.6g, Protein 4.0g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 14%, Iron 1%
CHOCOLATE PUDDING: 4 Servings
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet* The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings.CHOCOLATE PUDDING: 4 Servings* Per Serving: Calories 294, Calories from Fat 100, Total Fat 11.1g 17%, Saturated Fat 7.0g 35%, Cholesterol 23mg 8%, Sodium 228mg 10%, Potassium 230mg 7%, Carbohydrates 44.5g 15%, Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%, Sugars 38.9g, Protein 5.1g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 17%,Iron 2%
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