This recipe for Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix saves tons of money for when a recipe calls for Instant Pudding mix!
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Kerry gave me a starter for Amish Friendship Bread a while back. After making it a couple times, I had a crisis one day.
I had mixed together all of my ingredients up to the point where it called for vanilla instant pudding. I opened the cupboard and… there was no vanilla instant pudding. Ugh.
Little Man was napping, so running to the store was out of the question and I knew the bread would probably turn out terribly if I waited until he woke up, ran to the store, and then tried to bake it.
So I did what any modern girl would do 😉 I went to the internet.
I found an awesome recipe for vanilla instant pudding, and I’ve actually been more impressed with how my bread has turned out since I’ve been using this mix in place of packaged instant pudding. Not to mention it doesn’t have all the preservatives, PLUS it’s much cheaper.
It is possible to use this pudding mix to make actual pudding, but it does require cooking. Because it has cornstarch in it, it won’t thicken up without heat to activate the cornstarch.
- 2 cups cornstarch
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups dry milk
- 3 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- Mix dry ingredients together, then stir in the vanilla extract. (This turned out a bit clumpy, so I think if I made it again I would put it in the food processor to combine. But even though it's lumpy, it works fine in the bread recipe.)
- Store in an air tight container. (Needs to be big enough to fit a bit more than 10 cups of the mix.)
- Use 1/2 cup of mix in place of a large box (5 oz) of instant pudding in recipes, or 1/4 cup of mix in place of a small box (3-4 oz).
Makes 10 large boxes of vanilla instant pudding.
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