Quick and Easy Homemade Pudding

Say goodbye to boxed pudding mix! This quick and easy homemade pudding from scratch is ready to chill in less than 10 minutes. It’s rich, creamy, delicious and will take you back to your childhood-only better. Try all three flavors. Which one is your favorite? (Hint: the butterscotch is amazing warm)

Quick and Delicious Homemade Pudding

Servings 4 4 oz


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cup milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • In medium size pot, mix together sugar, cornstarch and salt. Whisk in milk.
  • Cook and whisk often over medium heat till thickened and bubbly.
  • In small bowl, whisk together egg yolks. Drizzle small amount of hot pudding mixture into egg yolks, whisking rapidly. Then return pot to heat and slowly drizzle all egg yolk mixture into pot, continuing to whisk quickly. Cook 2 minutes more.
  • Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla.
  • Place fine mesh strainer over bowl and pour hot pudding through the strainer to remove any small pieces of egg that may have cooked.
  • Cover pudding with plastic wrap, placing the plastic directly on the surface of the pudding (this prevents a skin from forming).
  • Chill completely (or eat warm if you can't wait!)
  • Top with whipped cream


Butterscotch Variation: 
Use brown sugar in place of white sugar. Increase butter to 3 tbsp.
Chocolate Variation:
Increase sugar to 1 cup. Add 2 1-oz unsweetened roughly chopped chocolate squares when adding the milk. Whisk till melted.

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