Vanilla Pudding

Homemade vanilla pudding recipe that's rich, creamy, and so easy to make. This pudding is dairy and gluten free.

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I made this vanilla pudding with Rose the other day and she loved it. It’s actually Dessi’s recipe and the pudding is dairy and refined sugar free.

All you need is a can of full-fat coconut milk and a few other ingredients to make this rich and creamy pudding recipe that your kids will love.

How To Make Vanilla Pudding

Start by adding the coconut milk to a pot and warming it up. Meanwhile whisk together the egg yolks with tapioca starch. The starch replaces with flour typically used for pudding, and makes the recipe gluten free as well and dairy free.

Whisk 1/3 cup maple syrup into the egg yolk mixture and then slowly add the hot coconut milk while whisking very fast. This is called tempering the eggs and will prevent them from scrambling.

Pour the pudding mixture back in the pot and cook for about 7 minutes whisking the whole time. Once the mixture starts to bubble and thickens up it’s ready.

Remove pot from the heat and add the vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of butter(optional). Allow to cool to room temperature and enjoy!

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Vanilla Pudding

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pudding, vanilla pudding
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Author: Bobby Parrish

Easy vanilla pudding recipe that's dairy free and refined sugar free.



  • 13.5 ounce can full fat coconut milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2.5 tablespoons tapioca or arrowroot starch
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter optional


  1. Add the coconut milk to a medium size pot and warm just below a boil. Meanwhile, add the egg yolks to a large bowl along with the tapioca starch and whisk well. Add the maple syrup and whisk to combine. Slowly add the hot coconut milk while whisking fast. If you add the milk to quick the eggs will scramble.
  2. Once all the milk is added, pour everything back into the pot and turn the heat to medium. Cook until the mixture starts to bubble and whisk the entire time, about 7 minutes. The mixture will be thick but slightly loose.
  3. Take the pot off the heat and add the vanilla extract, butter, and whisk well. Allow the pudding to cool to room temperature. The pudding will thicken to desired consistency once cooled down. Enjoy!

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