4/14/13

Master Mix: Chocolate or Vanilla Pudding Mix

make your own pudding recipe
Have you read the ingredients on the back of those little boxes of pudding? Can you even pronounce all the names of the ingredients?  Did you know that you already have the ingredients to make your own mix? Save money and control the ingredients? What could be better?

This pudding mix is a cook pudding, but only takes a few minutes to prepare, and is warm, creamy and delicious!

Let me try to answer a few questions you may have:
1) Sugar free?  You can use a sugar substitute as long as it is the kind that measures out the same as sugar. I have no experience with more concentrated kinds in a large recipe like this.
2) Instant? I have never made an instant mix, but knowing some of you may ask, (and have NO luck finding one!) I could not find one online, but have heard of some people trying to make it using Instant Clear Gel. (Make sure it is the Instant Clear Gel). but I have no recipe or experience to guide you.

Now, onto the recipes!

Chocolate Pudding Mix

Ingredients for mix:
1 1 /2 cups plus 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
3 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/3 cups cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Mix all in ingredients together in a large bowl. Pour into a 6 cup container with an air tight lid. Label and date your mix. Use mix within 3-4 months. Makes 6 cups of mix.

Now here's how to make that pudding!

Chocolate Pudding:
1 cup of pudding mix
2 3/4 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 1/3 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a saucepan, combine pudding mix and milk. Cook and stir over med. heat until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla. Pour into serving bowls.




Vanilla Pudding Mix:
Ingredients
2 1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 3/4 cup cornstarch
3/4 teaspoon salt.
Mix and store in airtight container. Makes 4 cups.

To make pudding:
2 /3 cup pudding mix
2 3/4 cups milk or half and half
2 egg yolks (optional but makes a rich custard)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Beat egg yolks in a small bowl and set aside.  In a saucepan, combine pudding mix and milk or half and half. Cook and stir over med. heat until mixture thickens and begins to bubble. Stirring vigorously pour about half the hot pudding into the bowl with the beaten egg yolks. Now stir this egg yolk mixture back into the pan of remaining pudding.  Cook and stir another 1 minute longer.  Remove from heat, stir in butter or margarine and vanilla till blended. Pour into serving dishes. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour. (although I just dive in while it's warm!)

22 comments:

  1. I have a question, do you have a master mix recipe for a Bisquick type product? When I was in Jr. High Home Ec class many many, did I mention many years ago we made one and I loved it. I looked at your mixes but didn't seem to find one. Thanks

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    1. I do have one! I keep meaning to post it, and then I keep going with something else! I will post it for you and bump it up on the schedule! If you email me at: tipgardenblog@hotmail.com I'll email it to you in the mean time!
      You are always the best Sakura! Thanks for the reminder to get that Bis-"Quick" Mix on here, it's about time!
      Hugs,
      Jan

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  2. Visiting from the Backyard Farming Connection. Great recipe! We're trying to "revamp" our pantry with all homemade food. This will be a great addition.

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  3. Thanks for this!! Just found you on "Frugally Sustainable" and now following you on pinterest. :) :)

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    1. I love Frugally Sustainable! Thanks for finding me and taking the time to introduce yourself!
      Hugs,
      Jan

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  4. Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I am going to be featuring this post this week! :-) Congratulations! :-) :-) Be sure to stop by and grab an "I've been featured" button for your blog. The post will go live around 11pm Eastern on Monday evening. Many blessings, Lisa :-)

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I am excited to be featured! I will grab a button!
      Hugs!
      Jan

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  5. Thanks for sharing that helps preparing mouth watering dishes..

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  6. My pudding did not thicken up in the fridge. Any idea what I did wrong? Or is it supposed to be the consistency you want when you take it off the stove? It tastes good

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    1. Which one did you make, the chocolate or vanilla? In general you want to cook it to the desired thickness, since it is from scratch and doesn't have all those chemical "instant" type thickeners. Try cooking it just a bit longer and see what you think. It may never be as thick as the boxed puddings you grew up with, but so yummy! Let me know how it goes if you make it again, we'll try to figure this out together!

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  7. Where did you get the container?

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    1. I've had it for serveral years now so I am not sure, maybe Dollar General.
      Sorry, I wasn't more helpful

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  8. This is the BEST chocolate pudding I have ever eaten! Bravo to you for a fantastic recipe!!

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    1. Thanks! I am so glad you like it!

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  9. I make instant vanilla pudding using Ultra Gel. It is available from Amazon. It is a modified cornstarch. No cooking and is ready in minutes. I love this product. Check it out. I haven not tried chocolate yet, but I have made lemon pudding as well. There is a cookbook available for many more ideas for use.

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  10. I make instant vanilla pudding using Ultra Gel. It is available from Amazon. It is a modified cornstarch. No cooking and is ready in minutes. I love this product. Check it out. I haven not tried chocolate yet, but I have made lemon pudding as well. There is a cookbook available for many more ideas for use.

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  11. I thought you said there was a recipe for instant on this comment thread? All I've seen is the thread above saying someone makes it.

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  12. I thought you said there was a recipe for instant on this comment thread? All I've seen is the thread above saying someone makes it.

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    1. I haven't looked at this in ages. I'll have to try to look back and see. I know I saw the recipe in a comment on a thread. I think i mentioned above at the time it was the 7th commentn down on the link I shared for it above. Look in the post where I say food.com and I talk about instant. That's where I saw the recipe. but again I haven't been back to that link since i wrote this post.

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    2. I tried to go back and find the link myself and can no longer find it, so it must have been a deleted recipe as the link no longer works sadly.

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  14. Anonymous9/24/2016

    Can I use this mix in place of the box one for making cakes.

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