Kids Love Pudding

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on October 16, 2014 · 0 comments

Pudding, rich in calcium, can be a great snack or dessert. It is a healthy choice. This Homemade Pudding Mix is a variation on the cornstarch pudding that our grandmother’s made before there were commercial pudding mixes on the grocery shelf. The mix is easy to make, easy to store and will cook in less than 5 minutes. It is rich in calcium, low in fat and low in sodium.

Homemade Pudding Mix

3 (1-quart) packages instant nonfat dry milk

¾ cup sugar

¾ cup cornstarch

Combine dry ingredients and store in tightly covered container.

To make pudding, first stir dry ingredients. Mix 1 cup dry mix with 2 cups cold water. Stir until mix is completely dissolved.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until pudding comes to a rolling boil. Pudding will be thin but will get thicker as it cools. Refrigerate to cool.

For vanilla pudding: After pudding has boiled add 1 teaspoon butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla, stir to combine.

For chocolate pudding: Add ¼ cup chocolate chips to pudding mixture as it cooks. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla at the end of cooking.

For butterscotch pudding: Add ¼ cup butterscotch chips to pudding as it cooks. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla at the end of cooking.

Makes 4 ½-cup servings or 6 1/3-cup servings.

 

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