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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

What's cooking? Wednesday - Comfort Vanilla Pudding

Sometimes on a cold winter night, you just feel like something warm and comforting.  This pudding is so easy to make, takes just a few ingredients and is a great comfort food.  I'm going to give two versions of this using regular milk and one using non-fat dry milk.

Microwave Vanilla Pudding (using regular milk)

3 c.  milk
4 T. cornstarch
1/2 c. sugar
2 t. vanilla

Pour milk in large microwavable bowl.  Mix the sugar and cornstarch together and stir into the milk (a wire whisk works well for this).  Microwave on high for 2 minutes, stir.  Return to microwave and do the same thing...high for 2 minutes and stir.   One more time for a total of about 6 minutes total (might be 7 minutes, depending on individual microwave).  Pudding should be thick at the end of cooking.  Stir in vanilla.  Let cool for at least 1/2 hour.  Eat warm or refrigerate and eat cold.  I like it best warm.

Microwave Vanilla Pudding (using non-fat dry milk)...the way I usually make it

3/4 c. non-fat dry milk powder
3 c. warm water
4 T. cornstarch
1/2 c. sugar
2 t. vanilla

Put all the ingredients (except vanilla) into blender.  Blend for about 30 seconds.  Pour into large microwavable bowl and continue with the directions above.  If you have non-fat dry milk powder and don't like the taste, this is a good way to use it.  :)

You can top with chocolate syrup or chocolate chips or fruit or whatever else sounds good.  You can also use brown sugar instead of white sugar and have butterscotch pudding.  Or add a tablespoon or two of cocoa powder and make chocolate pudding.  You get the idea...


  1. Does this mean I won't have milk scorched pans? I'm excited about that!

    1. I didn't even think of that but you're scorched pans! You can probably make other cooked pudding recipes the same way in the microwave too. Just make sure to stir every few minutes while microwaving.