Kids Can Cook: Vanilla Pudding

My aunt shared this recipe with us and it has become a staple in our house.  Stella can make it all on her own, which makes me happy and sad at the same time.  She is growing up and it seems to be getting faster and faster and doesn’t really need my help for much anymore.  The first time she made this, I admit it – I hovered and kept asking if she needed my help – I think I started to annoy her.

I made this recipe with cacao and we both agreed the vanilla is so much better!  This pudding forms a really great skin and the first time Stella took it all for herself – that ended really fast and now we share it.

Vanilla heels

It is very important to dress when you are going to be making pudding and that includes wearing heels!

Vanilla Pudding (original recipe from The Healthy Home Economist)

Vanilla enjoying


3 cups whole milk (preferably raw)
2 large eggs
1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup rapadura (where to buy)
1 Tbl butter (preferably grassfed)
2 tsp vanilla

1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and flour and milk.  If you are like Stella, she gets all her ingredients out before she starts anything.

Vanilla sugar

Vanilla flour

NOTE: if Stella could take a bath in just flour she would! She just loves the feel of flour on her skin.

Vanilla flour 2

2. Over medium heat, cook and stir with a whisk until the mixture starts to slightly bubble – you might have to stop stirring to see the bubbles.  Once it bubbles, set the timer and cook for 2 minutes more and remove from the heat.

Vanilla ready to start cooking

Vanilla whisk

3. In a small glass bowl, beat eggs and then gradually stir in about a cup of the cooked mixture, whisk it really good when mixing.

Vanilla crack egg


Vanilla egg

4.  Pour egg mixture into the saucepan and return to medium heat. Whisk until nearly bubbly but not a boil.  Once it bubbles, reduce the heat and set the timer for 2 minutes more of cooking.

5. Remove the pan from the heat and add the butter and vanilla – stir to incorporate.

Vanilla butter vanilla

6. Pour the pudding into a glass container and allow to cool.

Vanilla done

You can serve it warm or let it get cold and form the skin!

This is thoroughly enjoyed in out house!

Remove pan of homemade vanilla pudding from heat.   Stir in butter and vanilla.

Let homemade vanilla pudding cool for 5 minutes and serve warm.

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2 Responses to Kids Can Cook: Vanilla Pudding

  1. Jo says:

    Love the high heel pose!

  2. Deborah Wilhelm says:

    Ditto on the high heels, adorable pictures! Stella can cook for me any time!

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