So there are a few ingredients I never have on hand and one of them is Vanilla Extract. The cheap stuff you can get at the grocery store always has an alcohol smell so I stopped using it (instead I use vanilla bean paste in most of my recipes).
Well, it was until last week when Singing Dog Vanilla sent me a bottle of their Organic Pure Vanilla Extract that I realized how good Vanilla Extract can be. So this is what it’s supposed to smell like! It smelled so creamy, and so pure. I never have used vanilla extract when making my Killer Carrot Cake, but I did last week for a baby shower and I could actually taste the vanilla in the cake.
So I have been racking my brain.
Vanilla…. vanilla…. vanilla….
What can I use this darn vanilla for?
Vanilla Ice Cream? Nope too common.
Creme Brulee? Again, too common.
Vanilla Sugar Cookies? Been there done that.
I was still thinking of vanilla one morning when I went to Starbucks. It’s almost that time of year to switch from your favorite iced drink to your favorite warm drink. I was looking at the menu to remind myself of my favorite warm drinks (not that I have to look that hard, I did work there for two years afterall) and I saw the words… and then I saw the light! Vanilla Latte.
Vanilla Latte Pudding
- 1 3/4 cup Milk
- 1/4 cup Espresso
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 2 TBS Cornstarch
- pinch Salt
- 1 TBS Butter
- 2 TBS Pure Vanilla Extract
- In a bowl whisk together the three dry ingredients. Set aside.
- Brew your espresso right before you start the milk. (you can use very strong coffee if espresso is not accessible.)
- Add milk to a pot and turn on medium heat. Let come to a simmer and remove from the heat and add espresso. Pour a cup of the milk into the sugar/cornstarch mixture and whisk quickly to create a very smooth mixture. Add another cup of milk and whisk until very smooth. Add all of the mixture back to the milk and whisk over medium heat until thickened, about 2 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla and butter.
- Serve warm or cold with a dash of cinnamon (if refrigerating press plastic wrap on top of the mixture to prevent a skin from forming) If you refrigerate the pudding you may want to strain it before going into the fridge to ensure it will be super creamy.
Other yummy pudding recipe : Japanese Sweet Potato Pudding
How to Make Delicious Vanilla Latte Pudding
Simple to make
When you make Vanilla Latte Pudding, you are making a comforting and decadent dessert. The pudding can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated. When ready to serve, stir in the whipped topping and decorate with chocolate-covered espresso beans. The pudding keeps well in the refrigerator for about two hours. Once it’s chilled, it can be frozen and then reheated. The consistency of the pudding will not change.
This delicious dessert can be enjoyed by all, and it is suitable for most diets. Using whole milk or 2% milk will give it the best flavor. You can also use canned coconut milk. However, nut milks will have a completely different flavor profile. Before using canned coconut milk, make sure to check the thickness of the pudding. If it doesn’t thicken, the cream is too hot. Whisk the yolks until creamy.
If you’re looking for a delicious treat that’s low in calories, you’ve come to the right place! This low-calorie vanilla latte pudding is just what you’re looking for. Made with a coffee base, this pudding thickens the drink while adding flavor and thickness. A spoonful of whipped topping on top adds extra flavor, too. But whipped topping is not just for dessert.
Whether you’re on a diet or not, this coffee and cream pudding is sure to satisfy any craving! It is simple to make and will add flavor and thickness to your favorite drink! Heat the milk and cream over medium heat until the mixture starts to foam at the edges, but be sure to stir it frequently. Once the mixture reaches the desired consistency, whisk in the egg yolks until well-combined. Once the pudding is cool, serve it as is or swirl in whipped topping.
Then, stir in the vanilla extract and cornstarch. Using an electric mixer, beat the ingredients to combine and ensure that the mixture is smooth. Once the ingredients are combined, pour the pudding into the prepared bowls and chill for at least two hours. If you have leftover pudding, refrigerate uncovered. Once chilled, serve! It keeps for a few days, so make sure to double the recipe. It’s sure to be a hit at your next get-together.
Matcha Chia Pudding
A healthy, nutritious breakfast is the perfect way to start your day. Matcha Chia Vanilla Latte Pudding is a delicious way to incorporate this superfood into your daily routine. This refreshing and delicious recipe is rich in calcium, protein, and healthy fats. Its rich, creamy texture is reminiscent of a matcha latte and will help you keep your energy levels high. You can enjoy this dessert for breakfast or as a sweet dessert for your afternoon pick-me-up.
Matcha seeds contain all of the essential amino acids required by human body. Matcha tea contains a near complete range of essential amino acids, including L-theanine, which is known to boost brain functions. Stone-ground matcha powder should blend seamlessly with the chia pudding. This healthy treat is a must try for any tea lover. Just make sure to use high-quality matcha powder. It is important to use a stone-ground powder for maximum flavor and texture.
- Recommend recipe : Caramel Custard Pudding
With dairy-free whipped topping
Whether you’re avoiding dairy or you just don’t want to consume too much, you can still enjoy a decadent dessert with these delicious and easy-to-make recipes. Instead of using milk or cream in your desserts, try replacing it with non-dairy alternatives. Non-dairy milk alternatives include almond, coconut, rice, and soy milk. Once the pudding is thickened, stir in the vanilla extract and chill until set. You can also dress it with fruit, dairy-free chocolate chips, or spices.
This dessert can be enjoyed anytime, no matter where you are. The easy recipe for dairy-free whipped topping can be prepared in a matter of minutes. After combining the ingredients, refrigerate until the cream reaches the desired consistency. It can also be served in pie form, though it will require extra refrigeration. To make this delicious dessert, you will need an electric mixer, a whisk attachment, and a bowl or measuring cup.