Vanilla Bean Puddin {Easter Minis}!

April 3, 2012

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As promised, here is the vanilla bean puddin for the vanilla lovers!  These make a perfect little dessert for Easter. They are tiny enough to not feel guilty and sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth!  

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Vanilla Bean Puddin {Easter Minis}

makes 6
2 hrs 

Make these into minis, put them into egg stands, and top with green coconut for Easter!

  • Puddin:
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup pure cane sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • seeds of a 1/2 of a vanilla bean or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 jumbo Kraft marshmallows
  • Whipped Cream:
  • 1/2 pint whipped cream
  • 1/2 cup pure cane sugar
  • Green Coconut (Easter):
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1-2 drops of green food coloring

Puddin:
Mix milk and cream in a saucepan and bring to a boil. White heating, in a medium bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, sugar, salt, and vanilla bean (if using) … if using the vanilla extract wait on that. Once the milk is boiling, carefully add it to your dry ingredients, whisking the entire time so that lumps do not form. 

Return the mixture back to the saucepan and continue to whisk. Add the vanilla extract (if using). When the mixture has thickened (it coats your spoon), add the marshmallow. Continue to whisk and/or stir until the marshmallows melt. You might have to push the marshmallows against the bottom of the saucepan to get them to melt.

Pour into individual serving dishes. I recommend mason jars or easter egg holders (for Easter). If you don’t like puddin skin (who does really!?), press a piece of plastic wrap directly against the top of your pudding. And refrigerate until set (for at least 2 hours). 

Whipped Cream:
When ready to serve, whip the whipped cream with a hand mixer. Add in your sugar and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. 

Green Coconut (Easter):
Mix coconut and food coloring. For a darker green add another drop of food coloring.

Serve:
Top your pudding with a dollop of whipped cream (or a little more if you’re like me) and a pinch of your green coconut (grass … for Easter).

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