Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas
Try unsweetened coconut flakes for a not-too-sweet topping.
Makes about 10 to 12 servings
1. Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a large heavy saucepan; whisk in milk and next 2 ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Boil 1 minute, whisking constantly. Remove from heat.
2. Whisk in butter and vanilla bean paste. Spoon pudding into serving dishes; cover and chill 4 hours. Dollop with sweetened whipped cream.