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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!

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Small Dish

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


Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.


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.

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