Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe

A very yummy recipe for easy homemade vanilla pudding served with fresh strawberries.


2 1/4 cups whole milk
3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups strawberries


In a large saucepan combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. while constantly whisking, mix in 1/4 cup of the milk until smooth. Whisk in the egg yolks and remaining milk.

Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, whisking often, until the pudding begins to thicken and just starts to bubble, about 5 to 6 minutes.

Reduce the heat to medium low and stir constantly,stir with a rubber spatula scraping the bottom and sides of the pan, 3 to 5 minutes.

Remove from the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla extract until the butter is melted and completely incorporated.

Place cut strawberries into bottom of 4 serving bowls.

Pour vanilla pudding over strawberries and top with another strawberry.

Chill in the refrigerator until set, about 2 hours.