Easy Pistachio Pudding

Easy Pistachio Pudding

Easy Pistachio Pudding Recipe

Do you have visitors coming over for dinner and want to serve them a delightful but easy homemade dessert? Do give this Pistachio Pudding recipe a try! It’s a light but creamy dessert that’s perfect after a heavy meal. And another big plus; you can make this pudding in about as little as 15 minutes.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 2


  • saucepan
  • whisk
  • small bowl
  • small mesh strainer
  • funnel optional


  • 250 ml whole fat milk
  • 1 egg yolk of a medium egg
  • 2 tbsp pistachio paste heaping
  • 1 can whipped cream
  • 30 g powdered sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 0.5 tsp vanilla powder
Do you want to serve your pudding just like in the picture? Pour the individual portions of pudding through a funnel into a glass shortly after it's done cooking. This will give the pudding some time to settle nicely into the glass, and you won't risk making a mess trying to scoop the pudding into the glasses later on.


How to Easily Make Homemade Pistachio Pudding

  • Whisk the egg yolk in a small bowl with a bit of milk, vanilla powder, and cornstarch until you have a smooth mixture.
  • Pour the rest of the milk into the saucepan and heat it up over medium heat.
  • Add the powdered sugar to the milk, and whisk until it has dissolved.
  • Scoop two heaping tablespoons of pistachio paste into a strainer and push the paste through the strainer with the back of the spoon while holding it over the pan. This ensures you filter out the bigger chunks of pistachio and leaves you with a smoother pudding in the end.
  • Whisk the pistachio paste and milk together until there are no lumps of the paste left in the mixture. In later steps, the pistachio paste will fully mix in with the milk.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the mixture cool down a little bit. Add tiny increments of hot milk to the egg mixture while whisking. This ensures the egg heats up slowly and stops it from curdling.
  • Add the egg mixture to the pan and heat everything on low to medium heat. You'll see that the mixture will thicken up quickly, so keep whisking until you are left with a thick, smooth pudding.
  • Let the pistachio pudding cool down for at least an hour in the fridge.
  • Finish the pudding off with a tuft of whipped cream just before serving. Enjoy!

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