Add fresh strawberries for a nice change to your standard vanilla pudding.
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups milk
2 tbsp butter or margarine, softened
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
Mix sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Add eggs and slowly stir in milk until combined. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mizture boils and thickens. Boil and continue to stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in butter, vanilla and strawberries. Allow to cool slightly, then chill in the fridge.
I made this because we ran out of strawberry yogurt. Heaven forbid we run out of yogurt in my house because all three of my guys are totally addicted to the stuff. I didn’t feel like going to the store so I thought this pudding might be a good substitute. I was right! They all dug into this and liked it just as much as their beloved yogurt. You can make a chocolate-strawberry pudding too, just add 3 tablespoons of cocoa into the sugar and cornstarch. I haven’t tried it yet but I bet it would be yummy. Of course, then I couldn’t fool the kids into thinking it was yogurt, but maybe that would mean more pudding for me.