Recipes and Cooking Best-Ever Vanilla Pudding 4.5 (18) 3 Reviews Decadent ingredients like half-and-half, egg yolks and butter combine in this creamy, dreamy Vanilla Pudding. Spoon on top of a bowl of fresh berries for a romantic dessert. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 1, 2013 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 25 mins Cool Time: 45 mins Total Time: 70 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 3 1/4 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoon cornstarch 3 cup half-and-half, light cream, or whole milk 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon butter 2 teaspoon vanilla or vanilla bean paste ¼ teaspoon sea salt Miniature heart-shaped sprinkles (optional) Directions In a medium heavy saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch. Add half-and-half. Cook and gently stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Gradually stir 1 cup of the half-and-half mixture into egg yolks. Slowly whisk egg yolk mixture back into half-and-half mixture in saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil; reduce heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in butter, vanilla, and sea salt. Pour pudding into 6 individual serving bowls. Cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap. Let stand 45 minutes; serve warm or chill up to 24 hours before serving. Top pudding with heart shaped candies before serving, if desired. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 355 Calories 19g Fat 42g Carbs 5g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 355 % Daily Value * Total Fat 19g 24% Saturated Fat 11g 55% Cholesterol 173mg 58% Sodium 164mg 7% Total Carbohydrate 42g 15% Total Sugars 34g Protein 5g Vitamin C 1.1mg 6% Calcium 143mg 11% Iron 0.4mg 2% Potassium 173mg 4% Folate, total 20.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.