I really love pudding, so I decided to learn make my own pudding mix. I wanted a base mix that I could convert to different flavors and after some trial and error, I finally found one that works. It can be made into fruit flavors, chocolate, even nutty. (like the person that made it :D ) It is simple to make and can be stored for a long time.
I really love cinnamon, so I just add one teaspoon to the mix before making. You can also one add one teaspoon of vanilla and a half teaspoon of butter to make vanilla pudding, or two teaspoons of cocoa powder to make chocolate. Sometimes I use jello powder to flavor it, and add some real fruit slices after it cools.
Here's the base mix:
This makes two large servings after mixing with two cups of boiling water in a saucepan. Cook for five minutes, stirring the whole time, until you get the desired consistency. You can serve hot or cold. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
One of my favorite ways to make this pudding is to replace the water with boiling pineapple juice, and serve cold with chunks of fresh pineapple on top. The same could be done with orange, or apple. This dry mix is great to have on hand for a quick dessert, or it also makes a great gift for college kids, or busy moms. Makes a great jar gift!
Have a great week!