Saturday, October 15, 2011

Whisky Butterscotch Pudding

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Last week, I watched The Food Network's Melissa d'Arabian make a Spicy Butterscotch Pudding on her cooking show, Ten Dollar Dinners. Until I saw this, my opinion of butterscotch was meh, but turned into something I suddenly needed in my life, so I put on my vegan thinking cap and came up with this recipe. The end result was a beautiful golden-colored pudding, with an incredibly silky texture and a subtle scent of whisky. A modest sprinkle of coarse sea salt over the top upon serving transformed this pudding into a perfectly balanced fall dessert.   

3 tsp Ener-G
3 TB cornstarch
1 1/2 cups unsweetened soymilk
1 cup soy creamer (I used So Delicious Coconut Creamer)
1/2 cup palm sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 TB whisky
coarse sea salt, for serving

In a medium-sized saucepan, melt the Earth Balance over low heat. In a medium-sized bowl, combine 1 cup of the soymilk with the cornstarch and Ener-G and whisk until there are no lumps left. Add the mixture to the saucepan with the melted Earth Balance and whisk until well combined. Increase the heat to medium-low.

In the same medium-sized bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup soymilk, creamer and sugars. Whisk until there are no lumps left. Add that mixture to the saucepan and whisk frequently. Once it comes to a small boil, remove it from the heat.

Add in the whisky and transfer the pudding to the refrigerator to chill. (It will thicken as it cools.) Serve with a sprinkle of the coarse sea salt.


  1. OMG! This sounds soo amazing. I used to love butterscotch pudding as a kid but the whiskey flavor must really take this to another level. Awesome! It looks so creamy and thick.

  2. Thanks foodfeud! I decided to add the whisky instead of vanilla extract at the last minute and glad I did -- it really worked well with the other flavors. : )

  3. Yum! This sounds most delicious!

  4. That sounds amazing! I have missed butterscotch pudding, and I cannot wait to try this!

  5. This looks amazing! everything is better with some whiskey in it!

  6. Are you serious with this?! I am SO ready to lick my computer screen right now...


  7. Oooops! I almost forgot to log this one in! I made it a week or so ago, as my husband is a big fan of scotch whiskey, so I thought I would make it as a simple desert. I LOVE the contrast of adding sea salt over the top! That was a genius move for flavorful dimension! I think I am going to try your whiskey candies sometime soon know, as marriage collateral;)

    1. So happy you liked, Leila! I don't really like drinking whisky, but I think it tastes so nice in desserts!


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