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creamy Amish cornstarch pudding

Amish Vanilla Cornstarch Pudding

Creamy Amish homemade pudding is very easy to make and tastes so delicious! You can use this pudding in any recipe as a substitute for instant pudding.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
cooling 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Amish
Servings 36 people
Calories 241 kcal


  • 4 qt. milk
  • 1 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1 1/3 c. cornstarch
  • 1 c. milk
  • 3 1/2 Tbs. unflavored gelatin
  • 1/3 c. cold water
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbs. butter
  • 2 - 3 c. cool whip or whipped cream


  • Pour 4 quart of milk into a large pot. Place on the stovetop over medium-low heat. Sprinkle sugar and salt over the top. Do not stir. Heat to boiling.
  • Whisk together the eggs and cornstarch. Add 1 c. of milk and whisk until smooth and creamy.
  • In a cup or small bowl, mix gelatin and cold water. Set aside.
  • Once your milk is getting hot, you will want to keep your eye on it, because when it comes to the boiling point it will begin to rise. When the milk begins to rise, turn off the burner and slowly pour in your egg/cornstarch mixture, whisking as you are pouring.
  • Remove from the burner and add the gelatin mixture, butter, and vanilla. Whisk until the gelatin is dissolved and the pudding is creamy-looking.
  • Cool. To avoid having a skin form on the top, place a piece of plastic wrap on top of the pudding.
  • Cool completely and add cool whip or whipped cream, if desired. It makes it more creamy.


The pudding will not be very thick when you are finished cooking but do not worry, it thickens as it cools. And it continues to thicken until it is completely chilled.
You can use this pudding in recipes, as a substitute for instant pudding.
The gelatin makes this pudding set up firmly. So if you enjoy your pudding less firm, you can cut back on the amount of gelatin.
Makes about 4 1/2 qt.


Serving: 36servingsSodium: 140mgCalcium: 163mgVitamin A: 433IUSugar: 20gFiber: 1gPotassium: 204mgCholesterol: 54mgCalories: 241kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 7gFat: 11gProtein: 6gCarbohydrates: 29gIron: 1mg
Keyword Amish homemade vanilla pudding, Cornstarch pudding recipe easy, Homemade vanilla pudding from scratch, Vintage cornstarch pudding
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