Today it’s all about sweetness. National Vanilla Pudding Day. A wonderfully delicious dessert.
Vanilla pudding wasn’t always sweet. If you lived in the Middle ages your pudding would have included meat or fish. Thankfully, pudding has evolved over the years into the sweet pudding we know today.
You can buy packaged vanilla puddings for a quick mix, instant without cooking or a “slower” version made with milk on the stove.
Likewise you can make your own vanilla pudding from scratch. It’s easy to do. You need milk, sugar, some cornstarch and a bit of time on the stove until it thickens. Top it with whipped cream for a delectable treat.
Are you diabetic or watching your sugar intake? Not a problem. Use almond milk and monk fruit sweetener for a healthier choice.
Monk Fruit is sweeter than sugar but without fructose and glucose so check the label for the sugar to monk fruit ratio.
For an alternative to cornstarch you can use rice flour (2:1 ratio rice flour to cornstarch) or arrowroot powder (1:1 ratio). It seems everyone can enjoy vanilla pudding.
Try some variations on vanilla pudding like Flan, Creme brulee, rice or tapioca pudding. It’s a nice way to finish a meal so enjoy some today!
Private Home Health Care follows the 17th century proverb that “The Proof of the Pudding is in the Eating” meaning you have to try out food to know if it’s good. Bon Appetit!!