Who doesn’t love a delicious homemade pudding? While a store bought or restaurant pudding is perfectly fine, there is something special about a pudding that has been made at home.
This is especially true when the pudding has not long come out of the oven too. It can be warm and gooey, and feel ever so comforting.
It does not matter whether it is in the middle of summer or at the end of fall, a pudding is always welcome.
In this article we shall take a look at 35 homemade pudding recipes that are easy (and tasty) to make. From a creamy corn pudding, to the tang of a lemon pudding, you will be spoilt for choice.
We thought we would kick this recipe list off with a seemingly healthy pudding. That is because this pudding includes lots of fiber, protein, vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids.
Not only that, you have the choice of eating this as a pudding or a delicious breakfast. If you are thinking of doing the latter, add some granola as a topping along with fresh fruit.
You and your family will adore this roasted banana and peanut butter pudding. The bananas are caramelized to make them even sweeter, and the peanut butter adds a nutty creaminess to it.
However the best part is the peanut butter cookies that create the base.
Dark chocolate pudding is a winner. It has an indulgent feeling about it with a hint of elegance. It is also much richer than its milkier counterpart.
While you can make this with powder, you will notice that making it from scratch creates a much better pudding.
Add into a cup and top it with whipped cream.
While you might know Patti Labelle as a soul singer, she also creates some delicious bakes. One of those is this banana pudding recipe.
In fact, this recipe will save you lots of time, and includes both bananas and crunchy wafers. All you need to do is mix the ingredients and then let it chill.
You can then spoon it into separate dessert pots.
Did you know that you can use cornstarch in your chocolate pudding recipe? Cornstarch is a great ingredient to use when you are low on the ingredients you need to bake.
In fact, this whole recipe is full of staples that are likely to already be in your kitchen pantry.
Once made, put it into cups and serve with some whipped cream.
You can’t go wrong with a classic vanilla pudding, especially when it is homemade. While you can buy this from the store, it tastes way better when you make it at home.
You do not need to use many ingredients, and you may find you already have what you need inside your own pantry.
Quick, simple and easy!
This indulgent pudding is perfect to eat on your own or with family and friends. Both dark chocolate and orange marry together perfectly.
This recipe actually includes 3 different types of chocolate, and the orange will only be a hint rather than a main flavor.
It will be so delicious that you will want to make more.
If you have a sudden child’s party, then this s’mores pudding recipe will feed everyone – plus, it is easy to make.
While you won’t have a campfire, you will have mini pots full of chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows.
You can even make this for yourself. It is too delicious not to.
Sticky toffee pudding is a favorite for a reason. It is both warm, comforting and ever so gooey to eat.
Brown sugar is used to create a sweet and sticky cake alongside the delicious toffee sauce and whipped cream.
This is a perfect pudding to eat on a chilly evening.
Not only do these look cute, but they taste amazing too. If you are after a zesty and sweet pudding that you can eat from a hip mason jar, then this lemon pudding is it.
While perfect to eat during summer, you can enjoy it whatever the season. Oh, and if you are vegan, you can eat this dessert too.
This pumpkin Pudding is an absolute delight for the senses once fall rolls around. While it is made from scratch, it is much easier to do than you think.
It includes different spices along with pureed pumpkin. You will then crumble and add gingersnap cookies and whipped cream.
If you are feeling like a summer inspired pudding, then this key lime pie pudding will do the trick.
While it isn’t a pie, this pudding version is delicious and you might even like it better. It has a creaminess to it that contrasts well with the tartness of the lime.
Add some whipped cream for extra sweetness.
13. Rice Pudding
If you are looking for a pudding which is both calming and comforting, then you cannot go wrong with rice pudding.
While you might want to reach for the canned version, it is actually really easy and satisfying to make your own from scratch.
Serve it either warm or cold, and add whatever toppings you like.
If you like your pudding green and tasting of pistachio, then this is the one for you. It is both creamy and very rich, and looks very interesting to boot.
Because it includes adding pistachios, the texture is crunchy yet creamy.
Your family will never have tasted something like this before, so it is worth making a new pudding for them to try.
The only simple thing about this pudding is how easy it is to make. However, it also creates a good cheesecake base to add a topping of your choice.
This recipe uses raspberries and a sweet cookie, along with vanilla and lemon cream cheese.
Put them into pots so that when you serve them everyone has their own portion.
16. Tapioca Pudding
If you have never tried tapioca pudding before, then you are in for a real treat. This classic pudding is both comforting and easy to make.
You will need some tapioca pearls along with cream, sugar, milk, vanilla, and eggs. It is also gluten free, so can be eaten by those on a gluten free diet.
Who doesn’t love Oreos with a glass of milk?
These individual pots of Oreo pudding, otherwise known as dirt pudding, is a satisfying way to treat that sweet tooth of yours.
Not only does it include crunchy Oreos and whipped cream, but you will also need to add gummy worms too for a chewy bite.
This pudding will look very decadent served up at a get together with friends. It will also taste just as good too, as it includes vanilla, salted caramel and raspberries.
Serve it in a stemless wine glass about halfway up, and watch as your friends eat it in amazement.
We are calling out to all the coffee lovers out there – you will love this pudding. Not only can you present it in a coffee cup, but it tastes really good too.
It is both indulgent and sweet, with a high note of coffee. Add some whipped cream for extra sweetness and fun.
You might have had this dessert growing up, but who says you can’t still enjoy it now? It includes layers upon layers of cream, pudding mix, a pecan crust and a tasty topping.
It is very moreish too, and melts in the mouth. You will be wanting another slice soon after, so make sure it’s a big one to start with!
21. Banana Pudding
Those from the Southern parts of the USA will know this recipe like the back of their hand, or will have at least eaten a banana pudding on many occasions.
It is a mix of vanilla flavored crunchy wafers with a creamy tasting custard and bananas.
Surprisingly, this recipe also includes cream of tartar which you may not be familiar with adding to a pudding recipe before.
You can also omit the bananas for a banana-free version.
This pie includes sugar-free alternatives which is perfect for those who cannot have a lot of sugar in their diet. However, you can substitute the ingredients for full sugared ingredients.
The overall deliciousness of this pudding comes in the form of chopped pecans, a chocolate pudding mix, a graham cracker based crust, and a vanilla pudding mix.
As you can see it is also really easy to make.
As you may notice on this list, bananas make a great pudding choice. While healthy, they are also naturally sweet.
This pudding is no different. It includes fresh and ripe bananas, crunchy wafers, and creamy delicious custard. Also meringue which tops it off nicely.
It has lots of different textures that taste amazing all together.
If you haven’t tried both bourbon and butterscotch together before, then you are in for a real treat. It is delicious and ever so creamy, and will hit all the right sweet spots.
So instead of craving a tasty pudding, make this one today.
One of the best food inventions ever was creating peanut butter. It is not only really tasty but it is also very versatile too. In fact, you can make many desserts with it.
This peanut butter pudding is bound to satisfy your cravings for the stuff. It doesn’t take much ingredients to make these delightful pudding pots either.
Bread pudding is a classic, and one that brings up feelings of nostalgia. It is very comforting and warm, and is a lovely pudding to eat fresh out of the oven.
It is also a great sharing pudding too, and is very simple to make and delicious to eat. It doesn’t take much ingredients to create either.
This pudding is one for the grownups because it includes kahlua – and you know what? It makes this pudding extra delicious and ever so naughty.
The salted caramel brings its own fun to the pudding. Add some ice cream for extra deliciousness.
Serve in ramekins for a cute look too.
When summer rolls around, there is nothing that beats a delicious fruit inspired pudding. In fact, if you had to choose just one, this strawberry pudding would be it.
It includes using fresh and ripe strawberries along with some whipped cream and vanilla flavoring.
Overall it is both sweet and creamy while being very easy to put together.
It is always fun trying recipes from abroad. This Japanese style custard pudding is both wobbly and light.
It can be difficult to describe, as it is a little like a mousse and a soufflé. And while it looks complicated to make, it isn’t.
It needs eggs, vanilla, sugar and milk.
While the ingredients for this makes it look like you are preparing a lunch rather than a pudding, hear us out first.
Creamy corn pudding is a staple on the table when it comes to a Sunday dinner. While puddings are usually reserved for after dinner, you can get away with eating this one as an extra side.
It is creamy and sweet, yet savory too.
While you won’t be on a vacation to somewhere tropical, you can still enjoy the flavors. This silky mango pudding is everything you need for a fruity and sweet dessert.
Top it with some fresh mango slices for extra freshness, and add whipped cream if you want it to be even sweeter.
Whether you are looking for a quick pudding fix or need something to serve your family, these stovetop butterscotch pudding pots are an absolute dream.
They have a caramel flavor which is both sweet and very creamy. You will find that they are far too easy to eat and will be gone in seconds.
If you are a lover of all things chocolate, then this pudding recipe is not to be missed.
In fact, if you like both coffee and chocolate, then you will love this pudding which includes a combination of both flavors.
Add some fresh and ripe raspberries on top. They marry perfectly with the intense dark chocolate.
If you are after a boozy adult pudding for entertaining your friends with, then this Baileys chocolate pot will be right up your street.
While it has an intense chocolate flavor, it will finish with a delightful kick of Baileys Irish cream.
The only problem is it will be gone in seconds. Woops!
This coconut and chia pudding is not only tasty, but on the healthier end of puddings too. It includes plenty of protein and fiber, and makes a great post workout breakfast.
It includes coconut milk and chia seeds for a mix between sweetness and earthy notes.
The best thing about this pudding is that you can enjoy it guilt-free and have something sweet.
Do any of the Nilla Wafer Recipes include pudding as an ingredient?
Yes, many of the best nilla wafer recipes do include pudding as an ingredient. The addition of pudding adds a creamy and indulgent texture to desserts like banana pudding or Nilla wafer cheesecake. This ingredient enhances the flavors, making these recipes a delightful treat for anyone with a sweet tooth.
Have you decided which pudding you are going to make next?
You may have realized by now that after seeing 35 pudding recipes you will want to make, well, all 35 of them. And it is no surprise either, they are all so delicious.
So whether you are after a hint of nostalgia on a cold winter’s day, or need to satisfy that sweet tooth, there really is something for everyone in the above list.
We hope you enjoy making your next homemade pudding!
If you enjoyed this article then why not check out the rest of the website. We have Thanksgiving cake recipes, as well as tasty desserts that are all pink in color.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are three main pudding types. These are chilled, boiled, steamed and baked. Each one has a different texture and finish.
However, there are some puddings which use a combination of these methods. It all depends on what the finish of the cake is.
Using an egg in a pudding adds some thickness and richness to the mixture, resulting in a delicious dessert.
However, when you add eggs to a warm pudding mix you will need to make sure you temper them first.
If you put a chilled egg into a warm pudding mixture, then you are very likely to end up with something that resembles scrambled egg.
Eggs are great at thickening up a pudding mixture to result in a rich finish. However, not everyone wants to eat eggs.
For this reason, there are alternatives. Some of these include tapioca and rice. Both of these will thicken up the pudding mixture.
To make a pudding taste even better, try replacing some of the ingredients for alternatives. For example, you can swap milk out for canned evaporated milk.
It makes the pudding more creamier, and can even make the texture creamier.