Double-Duty Homemade Pudding


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time15 mins
  • Makes6 adult servings
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 11g, Carbohydrates 60g, Fat 15g, Fibre 2g, Sodium 313mg.

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

This article was originally published on Mar 18, 2014

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