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Homemade Vanilla Malt Pudding

Simple, classic, but with a little something extra! This Homemade Vanilla Malt Pudding is the perfect dessert for anytime. Pair with cookies, cake, brownies or just enjoy it on its own!

If you love my From Scratch Chocolate Pudding or my Homemade Butterscotch Pudding, then you will love this recipe too!

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I created this recipe for homemade Vanilla Malt Pudding last summer, and I have just had so many other seasonal recipes going that I haven’t had time to share this one yet. But, as we’re getting into spring now, you may be wanting some no bake recipes if it’s getting warm where you live. So, the time has finally come to share this recipe for homemade Vanilla Malt Pudding!

Why You'll Love This Recipe

This homemade Vanilla Malt Pudding is creamy, smooth, and best of all it's vanilla but – it's also malt. This gives it that flavor that makes people just say why is this so good? Why is this the best vanilla pudding I've ever had? It's because of the malt! Malt powder provides a taste and flavor like no other. It adds creaminess to a dessert and it adds nostalgia for those that grew up getting old fashioned malts (like I did!).

The other best thing about this pudding is because it is homemade Vanilla Malt Pudding – it goes with literally everything! Add in cookies – delicious. Add in chocolate chips, boom! Pair it with a brownie and you have the best of both worlds. Add fresh fruit on top – blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, they would all be in so amazing because this is homemade Vanilla Malt Pudding people.

Just some of the many reasons I love making homemade pudding, not only it is so easy, but you have an insanely good dessert that you can pair with other things like cookies, brownies, or cake. So how long does homemade vanilla pudding last? It lasts for up to a week in the fridge, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy it with other desserts!

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And as we head into summer, that’s when I crave malt flavored things as chocolate malt milkshakes were something my dad and I would get in the summertime. So, malt flavored desserts are very nostalgic for me. So, I’m going to teach you how to use malt powder in pudding!

Malt powder has such a unique flavor, nothing else compares to it. And if you know, then you just know! It gives desserts a sweet and creamy flavor that nothing else can replicate!

Unfortunately, there’s no organic malt powder on the market yet (please email me if I’m wrong, as I need it!). So, I don’t use it often, but when I do, I buy the King Arthur Malted Milk Powder. You can use malt powder in many desserts, but how to use malt powder in pudding is really easy! Read on for my homemade Vanilla Malt Pudding, and enjoy!

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What if I don’t have malt powder?

If you don’t have malt powder, you can still make this recipe and omit it. You will just end up with vanilla pudding!

How long does homemade vanilla pudding last?

Homemade pudding will last for up to 1 week in the fridge. Be sure to store homemade pudding in an airtight container so it doesn’t dry out.

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Ingredients I used to make this recipe for Vanilla Malt Pudding

Costco Kirkland Organic Cane Sugar

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream

Frontier Co-Op Organic Cornstarch

King Arthur Malted Milk Powder

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Frontier Co-Op Table Grind Sea Salt

Why organic?

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

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Homemade Vanilla Malt Pudding

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy



Smooth, creamy and delicious! This homemade Vanilla Malt Pudding makes the best dessert. Pair it with cookies for an extra indulgent treat.


  • 2 cups organic milk

  • 113 grams (1/2 cup) organic cane sugar

  • 4 organic large egg yolks

  • 1/4 cup organic heavy whipping cream

  • 3 tablespoons organic cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon King Arthur Malted Milk Powder

  • 2 tablespoons organic salted butter

  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt


  • In a medium saucepan, add the milk and cane sugar. Cook over medium heat until it reaches 140°F on a drink thermometer.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks. Once the sugar and milk mixture has reached 140°F, slowly add about half of it into the egg yolks whisking the entire time. Then add this mixture back into the pot and whisk to combine completely.
  • Add in the heavy whipping cream, cornstarch, and vanilla malt powder.
  • Continue to cook and whisk over medium heat until the mixture starts to simmer and has noticeably thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add in the butter, vanilla extract, and sea salt, whisk to combine completely.
  • Pour into individual serving dishes or into a bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Store in the fridge overnight.


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