There are typical refrigerated pudding packs, you know, like the ones that get packed in hasty school lunches and sad office refrigerators, and then there are these glorious batches of homemade classic vanilla pudding that can turn any frowny face into a happy face. This pudding features legit vanilla in the form of actual vanilla beans to create each extra-rich and flavorful spoonful. And to put the cherry on top, you can use any fruit of your choice to top this delectable dessert or snack. Since it's almost officially Summer, be sure to take advantage of all the great produce out there at this time of year. Strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries are great toppers for a dessert like this, but don't be afraid to experiment with kiwi, mint leaves, bananas, or even melon.

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