Homemade Pudding Recipes

Pudding is a delicious and comforting dessert that can be enjoyed all year round. So whether you’re looking for a lighter option for summer or something richer and more indulgent for winter, there’s a pudding recipe out there for you. Homemade pudding recipes are easy to make and taste delicious.

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If you are feeling adventurous, why not try making your own pudding at home? It’s easier than you might think, and it’s a great way to impress your friends and family.

Here Are 13 Homemade Pudding Recipes That You Should Try:

Chocolate Pudding

This rich and creamy chocolate pudding is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. It is perfect for a special occasion or simply as an indulgent treat. Mix one tablespoon of cocoa powder to the sugar mixture. Proceed with recipe. 

Vanilla Pudding

Classic vanilla pudding is a timeless favorite. It’s perfect on its own or can be dressed up with fresh fruit, whipped cream, or chocolate sauce.

Strawberry Pudding

This refreshing strawberry pudding is perfect for summer. Top it with fresh berries and whipped cream for a truly indulgent treat. Stir in diced fresh strawberries into basic recipe. 

Lemon Pudding

Lemon pudding is tart, tangy, and oh-so-delicious. Serve it with fresh berries or a dollop of whipped cream for a light and refreshing dessert. Add lemon juice and zest to basic pudding. 

Coconut Pudding

This tropical-inspired pudding is made with coconut milk and flavored with shredded coconut. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the taste of the islands all year round.

Chocolate Chip Pudding

This pudding is packed with chocolate chips, making it a real treat for chocolate lovers. Serve it with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra-special dessert.

Pumpkin Pudding

Pumpkin pudding is a fun and festive option for fall and winter. It’s perfect for all of your holiday gatherings! Stir in 1 tablespoon or to taste of canned pumpkin and a dash of pumpkin pie spice. 

Peanut Butter Pudding

Peanut butter lovers will go crazy for this pudding flavor! It’s rich, creamy, and full of peanut butter flavor. Yum! Add a tablespoon or more of creamy peanut butter to basic pudding recipe.


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Coffee Pudding

Coffee pudding is a delicious and unique option for coffee lovers. It’s perfect for an after-dinner treat! Stir 1/2 teaspoon or more instant coffee into basic pudding recipe. 

Banana Pudding

Banana pudding is a delicious and unique twist on the classic pudding flavor. It’s perfect for those who love bananas! So try it out by following this homemade banana pudding recipe.

Chess Pudding

This Southern classic is made with a combination of cornmeal, milk, butter, sugar, and eggs. It’s dense, creamy, and absolutely delicious.

Rice Pudding

This comforting pudding is made with rice, milk, and spices. It can be served warm or cold and is often topped with raisins or other dried fruit.

Oreo Pudding

Last but not least, we have Oreo pudding. This flavor is rich, creamy, and full of Oreo cookies. It’s the perfect choice for those who love cookies and cream! Stir crushed mini Oreo cookies into the basic pudding recipe.

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Final Thoughts

There’s something about a homemade pudding that just can’t be beaten. Maybe it’s the fact that you know exactly what went into it, or maybe it’s the fact that it tastes so much better than store-bought pudding. So whether you’re looking for a classic dessert or something new and exciting either way, if you’re a pudding lover, you’ll want to try out these 13 homemade puddings. So get cooking and enjoy!

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Basic Pudding Recipe

So easy, yet so indulgent.
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  • cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract or other flavoring


  • Step 1
  • In a 2 quart saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Slowly stir in milk. Bring to a boil, and cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture thickens. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes more. Stir in vanilla or other flavorings
  • Step 2
  • Pour hot pudding into dessert glasses or molds. Chill until firm. Unmold if desired. Serve.


Recipe Note: Nutritional Information may or may not be accurate. 


Serving: 1g, Calories: 179kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 204mg, Potassium: 229mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 24g, Vitamin A: 247IU, Calcium: 188mg, Iron: 1mg
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