I’ve been on a pudding kick. Ever since I made the Chocolate Pudding Pie, I’ve craved vanilla pudding. To make it more interesting, I used vanilla bean paste, which is a great substitute to using vanilla beans. It gives the pudding a rich vanilla flavor with the adorable little vanilla bean speckles. You can surely substitute vanilla extract, or even use a vanilla bean, but if you’ve been looking for an excuse to buy vanilla bean paste- it’s totally worth it! I use mine all the time.
“Krema,” a cornstarch pudding, is a standard in many Greek homes. It is very versatile- so feel free to get creative with what flavors you would like to add! Fruits, spices (nutmeg, cinnamon,) or even rum for a naughtier version!
- 2 cups milk (I used 2%)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)