6 Ways to Upgrade Vanilla Pudding

Fun stir-ins take pudding from basic to amazing. Be honest: Wouldn’t you rather have a cup of pumpkin pie pudding?
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Photo by: Jeff Harris/Studio D

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Pudding is perfect for just about any mood. Whether you’re grumpy or happy, pudding offers a cupful of comfort. It’s also super-easy to whip together at home.

To make your own (without the packet), start with Food Network Magazine’s basic vanilla recipe, which calls for just a few of ingredients you likely already have on hand.

You could stop at vanilla extract and be perfectly content, or you could add fun stir-ins like dulce de leche and pretzels. And if you ask us, the not-so-standard pudding combinations take the dessert from basic to amazing. Be honest: Wouldn’t you rather have a ramekin of pumpkin pie pudding?

Find the vanilla pudding recipe, plus all six fun flavor variations, here.

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