Vanilla and Chocolate Pudding

Vanilla and Chocolate Pudding

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This is a recipe I am doing quite often and the reason is my daughter of two and a half years old. She loves vanilla pudding especially when combined with the chocolate one. Most of the time after lunch she is asking for her delicious "surprise". She is so sweet that she can't even say the word right. When it happens the "surprise" to be pudding, she is over excited. 

I don't like to give her the pudding bought from the store as those might contain ingredients I wouldn't like to use in my recipes like any artificial flavors or preservatives. So this motivated me to try making the perfect homemade pudding. I have to admit it didn't work right from the first time. It happened that I've made it too thick or too thin, or too sweet or with lumps.. such an easy recipe apparently, but actually it gave me some hard times until finally I reached the desired consistency and taste.
What I love to this dessert is that it is quick and can be served in various ways. Warm in a cold day or chilled in the summer days, with fruits or nuts or grated chocolate over the top. The pudding can also be a great option for filling fruit tarts and it can also be refrigerated up to 3 days. 
If you are a chocolate lover and want a richer chocolate pudding you might want to try this Creamy Chocolate Pudding recipe too, you will definitely not regret. 
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  • Makes about 6 servings
  • Vanilla Pudding
  • 1/3 cup (65g) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (30g) cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp (2g) salt
  • 2 2/3 cups (640ml) milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp (10g) vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Pudding
  • 1/2 cup (100g) sugar
  • 1/3 cup (40g) cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup (30g) cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp (2g) salt
  • 2 2/3 cups (640ml) milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
  1. In a medium bowl mix together sugar, cornstarch and salt, If making chocolate pudding add the cocoa powder too. In another bowl beat egg and add 2/3 cup (160ml) milk and stir well. Gradually add milk mixture over the cornstarch mixture and whisk to dissolve well. Set aside while you heat the rest of the milk.
  2. In a medium sized sauce pan bring the rest of the milk (2 cups-480ml) to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat and gradually add the egg mixture over the hot milk whisking the whole time. Place it over medium heat and cook stirring constantly until the mixture thickens, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Only if needed you can strain it to be sure no lumps have formed. 
  4. Repeat the step 2 with the chocolate pudding in case you make both. 
  5. Pour the pudding into six serving dishes, place plastic wrap directly on surface of pudding and chill for at least 2 or 3 hours or serve warm. You can serve with nuts or grated chocolate or fresh fruits. 
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving - Calories:311, Fat:9.3 g, Saturated Fat:4.9 g, Carbohydrates:48.0 g, Sugar:39.7 g, Fiber:1.5 g, Protein:10.0 g, Cholesterol:84 mg , Calories from Fat 84, Sodium 306 mg, Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 26%, Iron 6%, Nutrition Grade C, Daily Percent Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
On November 02, 2012 at 09:22 am, Kayle (The Cooking Actress) said...
Your daughter is a lucky little lady! These puddings look mouthwatering!

Kaylem thank you for your appreciation! Have a nice weekend! 

On November 02, 2012 at 01:47 pm, Rachael {Simply Fresh Cooking} said...
It never occurred to me to make homemade pudding. I don't buy it for the same reason you don't. My husband loves pudding though, so I think I see this in our near future! :) Thanks for sharing!
On November 02, 2012 at 09:39 pm, Katarina said...
Your pudding looks delicious and is so much better than store bought! Have a great day!
On November 07, 2012 at 03:34 pm, Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
I love that you alternate the color - so pretty! I love soft silky pudding and this is gorgeous!
On November 14, 2012 at 12:28 pm, Bridget Slevin said...
Just made this with non-fat milk and it is still delicious. What a great simple, yummy, recipe!

Thank you Bridget for coming back and let me your review. This kind of comments are really important for me, to know that people makes my recipes and they are delighted. Have a nice day.

On April 09, 2013 at 01:43 am, surbhi said...
Hello, Please tell me what is the alternate of egg? I am vegetarian and I do not eat eggs. Thank you.

You can make the pudding with no egg, Just mix the dry ingredients with 2/3 cup milk. Make the steps of the pudding as described and optional in the end you can add 1 tbsp of butter in the pudding, in case you use butter. Let me know how it worked. 

On June 07, 2015 at 09:48 pm, grayson said...
What about without the nuts
On August 06, 2015 at 10:00 am, William said...
Hi, I'm a hugh fans of your website and I love your Creamy Chocolate Pudding recipe. I saw that recipe on Youtube, and i decided to tried to do that recipe for my family. And as the result they gone wild because of that. They said they want me to cooked that dessert again. Anyway thanks to showing me that recipe and i wanted to say that I love your working. Someday I'm gonna be famous just like you>Your my star

Hehe:)  I am so glad to hear you and your family enjoyed the recipe:) Hope you will try some others too and let me know if you do.  Wish you all the best, Ella

On October 13, 2015 at 09:21 am, Jo said...
Hi I'm wondering can you prepare these the day before and keep them in the fridge or is it a pudding you have to do on the day? Looks delicious :)

sure.. it's perfect if you make it the day before.. refrigerate and have it chill for serving

On January 28, 2016 at 04:57 am, Devina said...
Hi, I just made this today, but after I put it in the fridge, it's still not set. Is it suppose to be creamy like texture? The taste is amazing though, thanks for the recipe
On April 12, 2016 at 03:19 am, Lyn said...
is it ok to reheat the pudding mixture? i want to try alternate the pudding's color too..
On February 16, 2018 at 12:14 am, Video DJ said...
These look great! I will definitely make these the next time my kids are looking for some pudding treats!
On January 25, 2020 at 10:31 am, Claudia McCulloch said...
Hi...your vanilla extract looks like a paste. Did you scrape vanilla beans or is this something else? Thank you. Love your recipes!

It is a vanilla bean paste.. similar to extract but thicker and the beans are visible.. use the one you have on hand 

On April 28, 2020 at 05:51 am, layla said...

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