This simple 7-ingredient homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe will soon become your family's favorite go-to dessert. It's velvety texture is light, creamy and oh so delicious. Serve this pudding alone or layer with vanilla wafers- the possibilities are limitless
Use a pot big enough to hold all ingredients. Add dry ingredients to pot and whisk. In a mixing bowl add egg yolks and whisk, add milk to egg yolks and whisk again. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and whisk until well combined.
Create a double boiler by placing the pot with all the ingredients inside of a sauce pan that can accommodate the pot. Place double boiler on stove over medium heat. Pour water into the sauce pan of the double boiler and place over medium heat.
While mixture is cooking, whisk vigorously to eliminate clumping. Alternate stirring with whisk and wooden spoon for 25 minutes until pudding start to thicken. Remove from heat and add vanilla wafers and butter and stir again with wooden spoon.
Place vanilla wafers into casserole dish in a single layer. Pour pudding mixture over first layer of vanilla wafers. Place a second layer of vanilla wafers and more pudding.
Place plastic wrap over pudding pressing gently so the saran wrap comes in contact with the pudding. Place casserole dish in fridge to cool completely. After 45 minutes or longer, place whipped topping on top of pudding. It's important that your pudding is cooled completely so your whipped topping does not run. Serve immediately and enjoy.
Feel free to garnish your pudding with crushed vanilla wafers if you choose,
**Please note: Nutritional values serve as a guide only as values may vary.It's important to whisk and stir the entire time the pudding mixture is cooking on the stove.If you find lumps once the pudding has thickened, run through a sieve to remove any lumps.SEE STEP 7 - You will know that your pudding has reached the correct consistency (thickness) when the back of your wooden spoon is well coated. If you run your finger along the back side of the spoon, it should leave a clean streak.This recipe was inspired by my grandmother who was inspired by Nilla's Banana Pudding Recipe.