Double-Duty Homemade Pudding



10 min


6 adult servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 5 minutes
Double-Duty Homemade Pudding

Photo: Maya Visnyei

One recipe is the base for two flavours at this self-serve pudding-parfait bar. Line up the toppings and let your kids make their own sweet creations, inspired by reader Melissa Debren of Milton, Ont.


  • 5 cups milk , divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 4 oz finely chopped dark chocolate

To serve

  • sliced bananas
  • crumbled cookies
  • chocolate shavings
  • animal crackers


  • Bring 4 cups of milk to a boil in a large pot. Remove from heat.
  • Whisk together eggs, egg yolks and remaining 1 cup of milk until uniform.
  • Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in a large bowl, and whisk in egg mixture. Slowly add hot milk, stirring constantly.
  • Return mixture to pot over medium heat and cook, while continuing to whisk, for 3 to 4 min or until it has boiled and thickened. Add vanilla.
  • Divide pudding equally into 2 bowls, pouring through a strainer to remove any lumps.
  • Add chocolate to one bowl and let stand 2 min to melt. Stir to incorporate. Press plastic wrap onto the surface of both mixtures to prevent skins from forming. Refrigerate until cold. Serve pudding buffet-style with bananas, cookies, chocolate shavings and animal crackers.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 412,
  • Protein
  • 11 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 60 g,
  • Fat
  • 15 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 313 mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent April 2014 issue.