Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Vanilla Bean or Coconut Pudding

Here is a recipe you can use for vanilla bean pudding or coconut pudding. It seems like coconut is one of those texture things - you either love it or you don't eat it at all. I have a slight texture issue with coconut so I always use coconut flakes and chop them in very small pieces. It helps!

1/2 cup white or organic sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
pinch of salt
3 cups white milk (skim, 1%, 2%, whole) You can also substitute some of the milk with cream or half and half
1/2 cup coconut flakes or shredded coconut (optional)
1 vanilla bean
2 tsp vanilla extract

In a medium saucepan, whisk sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Whisk in the milk and bring to boil over medium heat. Lower the heat and keep stirring for about 4 minutes until thick. If you are adding vanilla bean make sure you cut your bean in half and slice down the middle. Then scrape the insides onto a plate or cutting board and put in your pan.
Remove from the stove and stir in the vanilla extract. Add coconut (if you want) and stir. Place in small bowls and cover with plastic cling wrap. Place in refrigerator if you want your pudding cold, otherwise serve it warm. 

Coconut Pudding

Love and peace,


  1. Thank you for sharing all your creative recipes and ideas! I LOVE so many of them! This is right up my alley. Keep it up and THANK YOU!!

  2. Thank you Jodi! We appreciate you!

  3. I made the vanilla bean pudding and used reg. milk and coconut milk-delicious!