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Homemade Red Velvet Pudding

This isn't your everyday boxed pudding mix. Rich, smooth, homemade red velvet pudding is a new twist on traditional dessert.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 196kcal
Author: Lizzy T


Basic Pudding Mix:

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Red Velvet Pudding:

  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup Basic Pudding Mix (recipe above)
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 teaspoons LorAnn red velvet bakery emulsion


  • For the Basic Pudding Mix, combine the corn starch, flour, sugar and salt. Mix well and store in an air tight container. Set aside.
  • Pour 2 1/2 cups of milk in a medium saucepan. Turn the heat on the stove to low. Allow the milk to get steaming and hot, but not boiling.
  • While the milk is heating, take another bowl and mix together the other half cup of milk with the pudding mix, cocoa powder, sugar and eggs.
  • Once the milk is hot, add the cocoa mixture to the hot milk and stir. Then add in the butter, vanilla, and red velvet flavoring.
  • Turn the heat up just a bit to medium or medium-low. Stir constantly because the mixture could easily burn.
  • Cook and stir until the pudding mixture starts to thicken, about 8 minutes, depending on the thickness you'd like. When the pudding is at a thick consistency, turn off the heat and remove the pan from the burner. It will thicken a bit more as it sits. Cool the pudding completely and store in the refrigerator.
  • Serve warm or cold.


Serving: 181g | Calories: 196kcal