Homemade pudding is so incredible that once you taste it, you will never go back to the store-bought boxed stuff. Use that homemade pudding to have some art fun with the kids by doing pudding painting for a memorable experience that they will relish because you are actually encouraging them to play in their food!
As I have mentioned before, we do lots of fun things every year when school gets out from our awesome summer checklist. Some days it’s something simple like having a 5 minutes dance off and other days we focus on things like serving our neighbors and loved ones. Last summer we made this little lending library to promote childhood literacy in our neighborhood. It was our big summer project and definitely took some work but it was worth it. The families in our neighborhood love coming to see what new books are inside. Well, this summer we added some new activities and one of them was to do pudding painting and make homemade pudding. I am so glad we decided to do it because the kids had so much fun! Little lady had so much fun and decided to paint herself instead of her picture but it sure made her happy and also made for memorable pictures.
- 3 C whole milk
- 3 C whipping cream
- 3 T. butter
- 1 1/3 C sugar, divided
- 6 egg yolks
- 1/2 C cornstarch
- 1 tsp. gluten-free vanilla extract
- Place milk, cream, 1 C sugar and butter in a heavy saucepan or double boiler. Cook until butter is melted and milk is slightly scalded. Whisk together egg yolks and 1/3 C sugar. Slowly add this mixture to the hot milk mixture, whisking lightly. Continue cooking for 10-15 minutes on a low heat until mixture starts to thicken a bit. Mix reserved milk and cornstarch together. Add to hot milk mixture, whisking constantly. Intermittently whisk mixture & continue to cook for the next 5-10 minutes.