Greek Vanilla Corn Starch Pudding Recipe (Krema Vanilia)

Greek Vanilla Corn Starch Pudding Recipe (Krema Vanilia)

This basic no-egg cornstarch pudding is a standard in Greek homes. It's a favorite with children of all ages. Try this tasty recipe.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Place 1 to 4 dessert bowls in the refrigerator to chill.
  2. Step 2

    Warm one cup of milk ( lukewarm ), add sugar and cornstarch and stir to dissolve.
  3. Step 3

    In a saucepan over medium heat, combine remaining milk, vanilla extract, orange peel, and whisk to combine. As soon as steam begins to rise, add the milk/sugar/cornstarch mixture, continuing to whisk continuously.
  4. Step 4

    When it starts to thicken, remove from heat.
  5. Step 5

    Spoon into chilled bowls, allow to cool, and serve, or place in refrigerator and chill until ready to serve. Serving suggestions: This is a very versatile basic pudding. Add pureed fruit immediately upon removing from heat to create a fruit pudding. It can be mixed with cereals, or topped with fruit and whipped cream for a fancier look, and your own creativity will result in even more variations.