Recipe: raw milk pudding

I have been meaning to share this recipe for a while! This is a favorite dessert of ours. You can use it as the base for making banana pudding or you can simply eat it plain. You’ll never go back to that box mix once you’ve tried this!

Raw milk pudding

*Note: We always make a double batch. It’s just too yummy!


2 ½ cups raw milk

½ cup of sugar (use brown sugar for butterscotch flavor)

Pinch of salt

1 egg

4 tbsp cornstarch

1 tbsp butter

1 tsp vanilla

*Optional: 2 heaping tbsp sweetened cocoa powder (for chocolate favor)


  1. Mix 2 cups of the milk, the sugar and the salt in a saucepan. Heat slowly.

     2. While the milk mixture is heating, beat the egg. Add to milk mixture, and to the scalding point, stirring constantly.

     3. Dissolve the cornstarch in the remaining ½ cup of milk, and add to the scalding milk, again, stirring constantly. Stir until thickened and remove from heat.

    4. Add the butter and vanilla.

    5. For flavored puddings, mix in the cocoa with the sugar before adding the milk, or substitute brown sugar for white sugar for a butterscotch flavor.