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These simple, personalized puddings are sure to please everyone's palate.

Prep time:
10 minutes
Cook time:
10 minutes

Recipe by 2016 Milk Calendar, Dairy Farmers of Canada


  • measuring cups and spoons
  • large saucepan
  • medium bowl
  • whisk
  • large serving bowl or 8 individual serving dishes


  • 4 cups milk, divided
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) cornstarch
  • 2 tsp rose water (optional)
  • 1 to 3 tsp (5 to 15 mL) vanilla (see below)
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) raisins
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) cinnamon

Variation: Garnish with pomegranate seeds and pistachios or your favourite dried fruit trail mix combo. Substitute toasted slivered almonds for raisins.

Cooking tip: Rose water is used in Middle Eastern cooking. It can be found in large supermarkets.


  1. In a large saucepan, stir 3 cups of milk with sugar. Set over medium-high heat, stir and bring to a simmer.
  2. Place remaining milk in a medium bowl. Whisk in cornstarch until dissolved. Once milk reaches a simmer, whisking continuously, add cornstarch mixture.
  3. Bring to a full rolling boil; stir continuously until mixture thickens, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in rose water, if using, and 1 tsp vanilla. If not using rose water, stir in 3 tsp vanilla.
  4. Pour into a bowl or individual serving dishes. To prevent a skin from forming, place plastic wrap on surface of pudding. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or until set. Discard plastic wrap.
  5. Sprinkle with raisins and cinnamon or your favourite toppings.

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