Homemade Instant Pudding Mix
Makes: Makes 2½ cups (600 ml) or five ½-cup servings finished pudding.
To prepare the mix:
  • ¼ cup (17 g) instant dry milk or instant malted milk powder
  • ⅓ cup (53 g) Instant ClearJel
  • 6 tablespoons (38 g) powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
To prepare pudding:
  • 2 cups (480 ml) cold whole milk
  1. Whisk together the dry milk, ClearJel, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Funnel into a clean, dry jar or airtight container for storage. This will keep for up to a year if stored in a cool place. To prepare the pudding, dump the dry mix into a large bowl and slowly pour in the milk, beating with an electric hand mixer or immersion blender. The pudding will begin to thicken immediately, but will be thickest after it has been refrigerated for at least 10 minutes.
TIPS: Here are a few ideas for flavoring your instant pudding mix.
  1. Vanilla: You can add vanilla when making the pudding, but you can also split open a vanilla bean and leave it in the pudding mix jar.
  2. This will flavor the whole batch. Another option is to use vanilla sugar, which is sugar flavored with vanilla beans or sugar that has been stored with a vanilla bean in the jar.
  3. Cocoa: For a cocoa pudding mix, add ¼ cup cocoa to the dry ingredients.
  4. Spice: Add ¼ teaspoon ground ginger and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon to the dry mix.
  5. Freeze-dried fruit, ground to powder: This is a fun way to flavor puddings. Take freeze-dried bananas or raspberries and grind them to a fine powder in the food processor. Add about ½ cup powder to a batch of pudding mix for color and flavor.
  6. Other flavorings and colors: Anything very dry and powdered can be added to this pudding mix to flavor or color it. Try adding powdered citrus, other spices, and natural coloring agents like beet powder.
Recipe by Bakepedia at https://www.bakepedia.com/homemade-instant-pudding-mix-recipe/