Vanilla Pudding Cups #BacktoSchoolTreats

Homemade Vanilla Pudding Cups is a classic recipe that makes some of the easiest, smooth and creamy pudding you've ever eaten. It's the perfect after school snack to keep stocked in the refrigerator.

Home Sweet Homestead: Vanilla Pudding Cups - Homemade Vanilla Pudding Cups is a classic recipe that makes some of the easiest, smooth and creamy pudding you've ever eaten. It's egg and dairy free, and is the perfect after school snack to keep stocked in the refrigerator.

This recipe was created for #BacktoSchoolTreats Week! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

Put down that box of instant pudding mix, and make homemade instead! This creamy and flavorful Homemade Vanilla Pudding couldn’t be easier or more delicious.

While many vanilla pudding recipes are made with eggs, this recipe doesn’t include a single one! It's also dairy free, so those who are lactose intolerant can enjoy it too. It uses six simple ingredients, and can be prepared in minutes. The hardest part is waiting for it to chill in the refrigerator to finish firming up.

You just whisk together sugar, cornstarch and salt in a medium saucepan, then blend in the milk over medium heat. Whisk constantly until mixture reaches desired thickness, then remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla. Pour the pudding into small mason jars, screw on the lids, and chill in the fridge to finish firming up. It's that easy!

Home Sweet Homestead: Homemade Vanilla Pudding - Homemade Vanilla Pudding Cups is a classic recipe that makes some of the easiest, smooth and creamy pudding you've ever eaten. It's egg and dairy free, and is the perfect after school snack to keep stocked in the refrigerator.

Kids seem to love those little snack packs of pudding, and they are a quick and easy after school snack, but the ingredient list is full of things I would prefer my grandchildren not to eat. So I pour the pudding into small mason jars, so they feel like they are still getting their beloved pudding cups, while I can rest easy knowing exactly what is in it.

Homemade vanilla pudding is comforting, nostalgic, and uncomplicated. Yes, it takes a little more effort than peeling back the foil on a plastic cup, but once you taste the homemade version, you will never go back to that premade stuff again.

Taylor & Colledge is one of our sponsors for this year’s #BacktoSchoolTreats event, and they were generous enough to send me one of their star products, to use in my Vanilla Pudding Cups recipe.

Home Sweet Homestead: Vanilla Pudding Cups - A classic recipe that makes some of the easiest, smooth and creamy pudding you've ever eaten. It's egg and dairy free, and is the perfect after school snack to keep stocked in the refrigerator.

SPONSORED ITEMS USED IN THIS RECIPE:

Taylor & Colledge - Vanilla Bean Paste
Dixie Crystals - Granulated Sugar
Sweets & Treats - Plastic spoons


Printable recipe

Vanilla Pudding Cups

Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar
4 tablespoons cornstarch
pinch of salt
2 cups cashew milk (regular milk may be used)
1 tablespoon vegan butter (regular butter may be used)
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (vanilla extract may be used)

Directions

In a medium saucepan whisk together the sugar, cornstarch and salt.
Place over medium heat and whisk in the cashew milk, 1/3 at a time, stirring well after each addition. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture reaches desired thickness. You want it a little thinner than actual cooled pudding, since it thickens as it cools.
Remove from heat and whisk in butter and vanilla. Transfer to small mason jars, and chill in the refrigerator until completely cool.
Serve as is or top with sprinkles, chopped fruit or candy, or cookie crumbles.

April's tips:
  • Sift the corn starch through a fine mesh sieve to remove any lumps, before adding it to the sugar.
  • Substitute another type of non-dairy milk, such as soy or almond milk if you would like. Whole cows milk may be used as well.
  • Butter: A little butter is whisked into the hot pudding. This adds a touch of richness that takes this pudding over the top. Don’t skip it!
  • I used small mason jars as my cups, since I try to avoid as much plastic as possible. Feel free to use plastic cups with screw on lids if you prefer.

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Check out these #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes from our Bloggers:

Back to School Breakfasts:
Breakfast Banana Splits from For the Love of Food
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Overnight Vanilla Oats in Under an Hour from Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Back to School Snacks:
Easy Caramel Apple Slices on a Stick from Jen Around the World
Vanilla Pudding Cups from Home Sweet Homestead

Back to School Desserts:
Almond Shortbread Skillet from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Back to School Confetti Cookie Bars from The Mandatory Mooch
Berries Vanilla Pies from My Sweet Zepol
Birthday Cake Truffles from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Brown Sugar Milk Tea Popsicles from Simply Healthyish
Cereal Milk Macaron from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
DIY Mini Caramel Apples from Jen Around the World
Funfetti Whoopie Pies from Jolene's Recipe Journal
Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip Cookies from Comfortably Domestic

Back to School Drinks:
Caramel Apple Cider Punch from Love and Confections
Caramel Cold Brew Coffee from The Redhead Baker
Felix Felicis Potion Smoothies from The Spiffy Cookie
Iced Caramel Latte with Apple Whipped Cream from The Nifty Foodie
Iced Caramel Mocha from Tara's Multicultural Table


Homemade Vanilla Pudding: Home Sweet Homestead - Homemade Vanilla Pudding Cups is a classic recipe that makes some of the easiest, smooth and creamy pudding you've ever eaten. It's egg and dairy free, and is the perfect after school snack to keep stocked in the refrigerator.



6 comments:

  1. Adorable individual servings of this delicious and creamy looking pudding.

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  2. These are the perfect treat for lunchboxes!

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  3. I love that you made this with cashew milk! I'll bet that added a completely new flavor layer. Delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. That really does sound easy!! The sprinkles on top are so much fun too.

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  5. How fun! Sometimes classic recipes are the best. I love those sprinkles on top.

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  6. The homemade option is always best. And I'm sure it tastes amazing with that vanilla.

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