Creamy Vanilla Pudding

Let’s make a super creamy and sweet vanilla pudding! This recipe is all about mixing butter, milk, and sugar with a hint of vanilla to create a smooth and yummy dessert. It’s really simple and fun to make. Whether you need something sweet for after dinner or just love pudding, this homemade treat is perfect. Ready to make some delicious pudding? Let’s get started!


  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 120g wheat flour
  • 1 liter of milk
  • 170g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 300ml water


  1. Melt the Butter: In a large saucepan, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat. Ensure it melts completely but doesn’t brown.
  2. Make a Roux: Add the wheat flour to the melted butter. Stir continuously for about 2 minutes. This mixture, known as a roux, will help thicken your pudding.
  3. Warm the Milk: In a separate pot, gently warm the milk. Do not boil it; you just want it warm enough to blend smoothly with the roux.
  4. Combine Milk and Roux: Gradually add the warm milk to the roux, whisking constantly to prevent lumps. Keep the heat on medium and continue to whisk until the mixture starts to thicken.
  5. Add Sugar and Flavor: Once the mixture has thickened, add the sugar and vanilla extract. Stir well to ensure the sugar is completely dissolved and the vanilla is evenly distributed.
  6. Dissolve Cornstarch: In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with the 300ml of water until fully dissolved. This slurry will help achieve the perfect pudding consistency.
  7. Thicken the Pudding: Slowly pour the cornstarch slurry into the pudding mixture, stirring constantly. Continue to cook over medium heat until the pudding reaches a boil and thickens to your desired consistency.
  8. Cool and Serve: Once thickened, remove the pudding from the heat. Pour it into serving dishes or a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, ensuring it directly touches the surface of the pudding to prevent the formation of a skin. Let it chill in the refrigerator until it sets, typically for about 2-3 hours.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve your creamy vanilla pudding as is, or top it with fresh fruit, whipped cream, or a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra special touch. It’s a flexible dessert that can be customized to suit any occasion, whether casual or formal.

Enjoy the rich, comforting flavors of your homemade creamy vanilla pudding, a testament to the joy of cooking from scratch.

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