TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2-3/4 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/4 cups milk or water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 211 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 297mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (29g sugars, trace fiber), 9g protein


  1. Combine pudding mix ingredients; store in an airtight container. For pudding, combine 1-1/4 cups mix and milk in a 2-qt. saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally; boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount into egg; return to pan. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; add butter and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into dishes; cover and chill 2-3 hours. Yield: 4-5 servings (4 cups mix).
For chocolate pudding: Add 3 tablespoons baking cocoa to 1-1/4 cups pudding mix before mixing with milk.
Originally published as Homemade Pudding in Taste of Home October/November 1995, p45

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Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"I commented before. I also want say that if you are thinking about doubling this don't. It burned the bottom of my pan to thre point that it won't scrub off easily. Make on batch at a time."

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"My husband normally doesn't like chocolate pudding. I made hime the Chocolate version of this pudding, and he soon asked for seconds. I did decreace the cocoa from 3 tablespoons to 1 1/2 tablespoons. It was so good, I am making it again to have tonight."

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