Simple Homemade Butterscotch Pudding
Quick and easy homemade butterscotch pudding.
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 cup brown sugar (light or dark works fine)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 cups milk (whole or 2%)
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter (I prefer salted)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Whipped cream:
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Add cornstarch and sugar to a saucepan and gently whisk together.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together milk, cream and egg yolks and whisk together.
  3. Slowly pour the dairy mixture into the dry mixture, whisking everything together and place on the stovetop over medium- low heat.
  4. Stir with a wooden spoon for around 8 minutes until mixture starts to really bubble and thicken. (Be sure to continuously stir the entire time so you don't have scrambled eggs and so the mixture doesn't burn)
  5. Remove from heat, quickly add in butter and vanilla- stir to incorporate and place in a large bowl.
  6. Add saran wrap immediately covering the top of the pudding to keep the top smooth and creamy.
  7. Serve warm or chill for several hours and top with fresh whipped cream.
  8. To make the whipped cream, add heavy cream to a stand mixer and mix on medium-high speed for about 4 minutes until you start to see stiff peaks forming. Add in sugar and vanilla and stir just until incorporated.
  9. Remove whipped cream and use to dollop on top of pudding.
Recipe by My Frugal Adventures at