Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
4 Hours 20 Mins
Makes about 10 to 12 servings

Try unsweetened coconut flakes for a not-too-sweet topping.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

Whisk in butter and vanilla bean paste. Spoon pudding into serving dishes; cover and chill 4 hours. Dollop with sweetened whipped cream.

Ratings & Reviews

Review by Tempted by Sugar

January 03, 2017
This is fantastically delicious. In addition to the 2 tablespoons of vanilla bean paste, I also split 1/2 of a vanilla bean and added all those delectable tiny taste-bud tickling vanilla beans, then I tossed in the bare pod while heating the pudding, removing it before pouring into the dessert dishes.I took it a step further, though. I sprinkled the cooled pudding with sugar then got out my creme brûlée torch. It was over the top.

Winifredzb's Review

December 28, 2014
Excellent! Loved it. Will make again.