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Homemade Pudding Mix Recipe

"Whole milk and butter give this delicious pudding its rich creamy flavor," explains Gayle Becker of Mt. Clemens, Michigan. "For a fat-free version, leave out the butter and substitute water for the 2 cups milk in the pudding. Since the mix already includes nonfat dry milk, it will still be creamy and calcium-rich."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • DRY MIX:
  • 4 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2-2/3 cups sugar
  • 1-1/3 cups cornstarch
  • 1 to 1-1/3 cups baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • PUDDING (for each batch):
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. For mix, sift together all ingredients. Store in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag.
  • 2. For pudding, combine 1 cup mix with milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Stir in butter and vanilla. Pour into individual serving dishes. Serve warm. Yield: 9 batches (4 servings per batch).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 231 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 193 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 9 g protein.