Vanilla Date Pudding

Vanilla Date Pudding

Delicious and healthy pudding sweetened only with dates.


  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons *date paste
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 banana, sliced, for serving
  • Whipped cream, for serving



Add cornstarch to a 2-quart saucepan.


Add a tiny bit of milk into the cornstarch to form a paste. Gradually stir in the rest of the milk.


Turn on the heat and set to medium; cook stirring often.


Gradually stir a few spoonfuls of the hot mixture into egg yolks, then stir back into hot mixture in saucepan.


Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat.


Stir in butter and vanilla.


Pour pudding into dessert dishes. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until chilled.


*How to make Date Paste (Makes more than you will need for this recipe): 1 cup dates, packed • 1/2 cup boiling water • Add boiling water to dates and let soak 10 minutes. Blend in a food processor until smooth. You can add a little more water if needed to make it mix well. Store in the freezer. It will not freeze solid so you can easily take out what you need.

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