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November 5, 2023

Spiced Vanilla Pudding (Vegan)

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Homemade vegan vanilla pudding recipe in glass bowl, topped with crushed gingerbread and whipped cream.

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Get ready for a festive treat! Embrace the holiday spirit with our easy Vegan Spiced Vanilla Pudding recipe! This isn't just your regular vegan dessert; it's a warm, cinnamon-kissed hug on a winter night. Dive into the joy of homemade sweets without the fuss. Let’s whip up a bowl of holiday happiness!

Spiced Vanilla Pudding Recipe

  • Prep time: 10 mins

  • Cook time: 15 mins + 4 hrs for cooling

  • Total time: 4 hrs 20 mins

  • Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 cups non-dairy milk soy, oat or almond milk

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • ⅔ cups sugar

  • 1 Tbsp non-dairy butter, chilled

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon

  • ¼ tsp ground ginger

  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg

  • Pinch of salt

  • For garnish: crushed gingerbread cookies, non-dairy whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Mix the cornstarch in a small bowl with ¼ cup of milk until dissolved to make a slurry, then set aside. 

  2. Add the milk and sugar to a saucepan and whisk until the sugar dissolves. 

  3. Place the pan over medium heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes, whisking constantly to prevent lumps or burning. It should become thick and glossy. 

  4. Whisk in the slurry for another 3 minutes. The mixture should now be able to coat the back of a spoon. 

  5. Turn off the heat and whisk in the butter, vanilla extract, spices, and salt. 

  6. Transfer the mixture to individual heat-resistant ramekins and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. 

  7. Top with crushed gingerbread cookies and whipped cream then serve. 

Notes

  • Make sure the plastic touches the top of the pudding directly to prevent a “skin” from forming as it cools. 

Step-By-Step Instructions

Step 1

Mix the cornstarch in a small bowl with ¼ cup of milk until dissolved to make a slurry, then set aside. 

Adding cornstarch to milk in a recipe for vegan vanilla pudding.
Adding cornstarch to milk in a recipe for vegan vanilla pudding.
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Step 2

Add the milk and sugar to a saucepan and whisk until the sugar dissolves. 

Heating milk and sugar in a recipe for vegan vanilla pudding.
Heating milk and sugar in a recipe for vegan vanilla pudding.
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Step 3

Place the pan over medium heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes, whisking constantly to prevent lumps or burning. It should become thick and glossy. 

Whisking homemade vegan dessert: vanilla pudding.
Whisking homemade vegan dessert: vanilla pudding.
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Step 4

Whisk in the slurry for another 3 minutes. The mixture should now be able to coat the back of a spoon. 

Whisking homemade vegan vanilla pudding until it coats the back of a spoon.
Whisking homemade vegan vanilla pudding until it coats the back of a spoon.
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Step 5

Turn off the heat and whisk in the butter, vanilla extract, spices, and salt. 

Adding butter, vanilla, and salt to a vegan vanilla pudding recipe.
Adding butter, vanilla, and salt to a vegan vanilla pudding recipe.
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Step 6

Transfer the mixture to individual heat-resistant ramekins and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. 

Transferring vegan homemade vanilla pudding to individual ramekins to set.
Transferring vegan homemade vanilla pudding to individual ramekins to set.
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Step 7

Top with crushed gingerbread cookies and whipped cream then serve. 

Adding crushed gingerbread and whipped cream to vegan vanilla pudding.
Adding crushed gingerbread and whipped cream to vegan vanilla pudding.
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