Delicious vanilla pudding made with real food ingredients. Made using just an instant pot and high speed blender. This is the perfect recipe to use up some spring time farm blessings in a small space kitchen. You end up with a smooth, silky textured, vanilla pudding goodness healthy snack or sweet treat.
Instant Pot Vanilla Pudding
The spring is always a time for busyness. My sister has blessed me with several gallons of raw milk and fresh eggs. I don’t want to waste a drop because I know how much time and work go into fresh raw milk and farm fresh eggs.
Blessings From the Farm
A lot of times people think, Oh Wow, you have chickens that means you get free eggs. Well, that is kind of true, but a lot goes into those free eggs. Bringing baby chicks home requires careful time and attention. Just because they are starting to get their feathers doesn’t mean they are ready to lay eggs either. You have to keep those suckers alive for 6 months before you start getting “free” eggs. That is feed, water, shelter for 6 months! Free eggs definitely cost time, feed, and care.
Dairy cows require much more feed, land, grass and a viable pregnancy before you can begin to enjoy the “free” milk. Dairy cows are not” in milk” indefinitely, so you have to enjoy it while you have it. All things that come fresh from the farm are true blessings, not to be wasted!!
Utilizing My Abundance of Raw Milk and Eggs
Currently, my husband is living and working 150 miles away, so our time is split between our house and staying with daddy in the travel trailer. Add in another 50 miles to that trip and I am at my sisters house! I am able to enjoy some farm goodies from her while we are staying with daddy. However, we have one major problem…have you seen a travel trailer refrigerator? So my jars of fresh raw milk must be kept cold in an ice chest outside the door of the trailer. Needless to say, I need to use the milk up quickly and responsibly. I also don’t have a ton of counter space to cook. This instant pot vanilla pudding recipe uses two pieces of kitchen equipment, Instant Pot and high speed blender.
Prepare the Instant Pot
Put a handful of ice and maybe a half cup of water in the instant pot insert and let it sit in the pot while you are doing the blending part (below). This is going to keep the milk from scalding. Pour the ice water out of the instant pot before adding the pudding mixture, but do not wipe the pot out.
In a high speed blender, I have a Blendtec, blend together, 2 cups of milk, sugar, eggs, and salt. Pour this into the instant pot after you have poured out the ice water, but do not dry the insert.
Cooking the Pudding
Pour the pudding mixture into the instant pot insert. Press the “Yogurt Button” and “Adjust” until you get to the “boil” option. This feature is going to gently bring the milk to 180 degrees.
While the milk is warming, blend 2/3 cups of milk and 1/4 cup of cornstarch in the high speed blender.
When the instant pot beeps the 180 degrees has been reached. “Cancel” the yogurt function and begin the “Saute” function. Press the “Saute” button and “adjust” to the “less” setting. Whisk in the slurry of milk and cornstarch. Continue to whisk the pudding until it begins to bubble and get thick, about 3 minutes. Once the pudding mixture begins to thicken and bubble remove the instant pot insert. At this point whisk in the vanilla. Now you can divvy up the pudding into individual serving dishes.
Now comes the hard part, waiting. You’ll need to cool the pudding for at least 2 hours to thicken.
Instant Pot Vanilla Pudding
- Instant Pot
- High Speed Blender
- ⅔ cup sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2⅔ cup milk
- 4 eggs
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- Put a handful of ice cubes and 1/2 cup of water into your instant pot insert.
- In a high speed blender, blend 2 cups of milk, sugar, salt, and eggs.
- Pour ice water out of instant pot…do not wipe dry.
- Pour pudding mixture from blender into instant pot and cover.
- Select "yogurt/boil" setting.
- In the high speed blender blend 2/3 cups of milk and cornstarch.
- When finished IP will beep and "yogurt" will appear on the display.
- Select "Saute" and "Less"
- Slowly whisk in cornstarch and milk slurry.
- Continue to whisk pudding mixture for about 3 minutes until mixture begins to bubble and thicken.
- Remove insert from the pot and whisk in vanilla.
- Pour into one large bowl or individula serving dishes and refridgerate for 2 to 3 hours.
If you enjoyed this vanilla pudding you might also like more healthy snacks.
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