//cookanyday.com/cdn/shop/files/Anyday_Photos_Recipes_Pudding_1040_360x.webp?v=1720727915 Rich and creamy pudding made in the glass Anyday dish, featuring a smooth texture and delicious flavor. This quick and easy recipe delivers a comforting and sweet dessert, perfect for any occasion.

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

1-2 mins

Free Time

to enjoy a cup of tea in the garden

Creamy, velvety, delicious, and quick to make, pudding is the ultimate comfort dessert. Making this nostalgic treat in the Anyday is a time-saving way to get that ‘from scratch’ taste in the same amount of time as a boxed instant mix. Try three different flavors with this base recipe: chocolate, vanilla, and salted caramel. Serve this pudding warm or cold and top with cookies, whipped cream, sea salt, and more!

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Small Dish

This dish’s superpower is evenly heating leftovers and cooking small portions.

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Select your serving size and microwave wattage in the dropdown. The recipe will change accordingly.


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To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.

Microwave oven by power - 700w



The Small Dish


  • ½ cup (120ml) whole milk, or plant-based alternative
  • ½ cup (120ml) heavy cream, or coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

For chocolate pudding add:

  • cup (50g) dark or milk chocolate chips
  • teaspoon kosher salt

For vanilla pudding add:

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 pinch kosher salt

For salted caramel pudding add:

  • 2 tablespoons dulce de leche
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Combine all the ingredients in the Anyday and stir to thoroughly mix.
  2. Cover with the lid (with the knob lifted) and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the pudding gently rises. Stir halfway through the cooking time for optimal results. Note: Ensure it doesn't overflow. The pudding will continue to thicken as it cools.
  3. Whisk the pudding until it thickens. Portion the warm pudding into serving cups and let it chill in the Anyday until it's ready to be enjoyed.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Use butterscotch or peanut butter chips instead of chocolate.
  • Top cold pudding with fresh berries and whipped cream for a delicious and simple dessert.
  • Substitute vanilla for lemon, orange, or lime extract.

Recipe notes

  • Instead of using extract, scrape out the seeds of a vanilla bean pod.
  • For an extra smooth texture, you can press the finished pudding through a fine mesh strainer.
  • For the vanilla pudding, we added egg yolks to create a luscious creamy pudding. Keep it vegetarian by removing the egg and turning it into sweet cream pudding.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

All You Need to Know About Making Pudding in the Microwave

What is pudding?

Pudding is a type of dessert that typically has a creamy, custard-like texture. It can be made from a variety of ingredients including milk, cream, sugar, and a thickening agent like cornstarch, gelatin, or eggs. Puddings can come in many flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch, and more.

Can I use different types of milk, such as almond or soy milk, instead of cow's milk?

Yes, you can use any alternative milk such as almond, oat, cashew or soy milk as a substitute for cow's milk in the pudding recipe. Ensure to use the same measurement as indicated in the recipe.

Do I need to stir the pudding mixture while it's cooking in the Anyday?

Yes, it's recommended to stir the pudding mixture halfway through the cooking time to ensure even cooking and to prevent any lumps from forming. Whisking will ensure an even smoother texture!

How do I know when the pudding is done cooking in the Anyday?

The pudding is ready when it gently expands and thickens in the Anyday. You can also test its readiness by checking if it coats the back of a spoon and holds its shape when stirred. Keep in mind the pudding will thicken further as it cools.

Can I refrigerate any leftover pudding, and if so, how long will it last?

Yes, you can refrigerate any leftover pudding. It will typically last for 3-4 days when stored in an Anyday dish with the lid on in the refrigerator.

Can I reheat the pudding in the Anyday, and if yes, what's the best method?

Yes, you can reheat the pudding in the Anyday by covering it with the lid (knob lifted) and heating it for a short duration, such as 30 seconds to 1 minute, until warmed through. Stirring occasionally can help distribute the heat evenly.

Can I skip the egg yolks in the vanilla pudding recipe if I have an egg allergy?

Yes, you can skip the egg yolks in the vanilla pudding recipe if you have an egg allergy. However, the pudding may have a slightly different texture and flavor compared to the original recipe.

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