I have lived with a Sugar Jones my entire life and have successfully not used real sugar since 2001 when I had my RNY bariatric surgery. Once every week or so I make a wonderful sugar free treat that keeps me happy and away from sugar. This is one of those simple desserts that is super easy and tastes GREAT. This pudding is a vanilla lovers dream!


Easy Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding



Easy Vanilla Pudding (and better than a box!)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt
  • 2¼ cups milk - I use 2% organic milk. Do not use almond milk or coconut milk as it will not thicken.
  • 3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • ⅔ cup Splenda granulated
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Combine cornstarch, salt and ¼ cup of milk in a medium saucepan and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the egg yolks and then the remaining milk.
  2. Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook until the pudding begins to thicken and just starts to bubble, 5 to 6 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low and using a rubber spatula, stir constantly, scraping the bottom and sides of the pan, cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the Splenda, butter and vanilla extract until the butter had melted. Pour the pudding into four 4 ounce ramekins or custard cups. Chill in the refrigerator until set, about 1 hour.

8 thoughts on “Easy Vanilla Pudding (and better than a box!)

    • Susan Maria Leach says:

      You can definitely use WheyLow, I used to use that too, but no longer available in stores where I live. An FYI about WheyLow is that our flavor and nutrient scientists told me a few years ago that Wheylow is NOT what it says it is. It is impossible chemically impossible for it to be as low in calories and carbs as they claim. If you are not gaining weight using it, that is fine… but I stopped using it and then noticed it was no longer in Whole Foods.

  1. georgina says:

    I posted this and got a lot of comments about the artificial sweetener.  Will this work with sugar, honey etc?  Otherwise  sound like a great desert.

    • Susan Maria Leach says:

      Lol.. people love to give people a hard time about Splenda. You can use SUGAR… but then its NOT a low calorie dessert, its just a 250 calorie dish of PUDDING instead of a 100 calorie indulgence. If you are a bariatric post op or TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT you have to cut calories and SUGAR is how to do it. Smile at the people who say Splenda is bad… your jeans will be smaller and fit you better.

  2. Laura says:

    Question about Splenda vs stevia or xylitol are they equally good to use in receipes ? Are stevia and xylitol better as they natural ? So much out there but it’s hard to find straight answers. 

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