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Sweet Homemade Polish Budyń Recipe [Vanilla or Chocolate]

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What do housewives in Poland do when they want a quick and easy dessert? They make homemade Polish budyn! It takes just 5 minutes to prepare.

The dessert is sweet, that’s why kids and adults love it.

Nowadays, many people go for instant budyn which is not healthy at all. The cooking time of instant Polish pudding is exactly the same when you are making it from scratch. What’s the point in choosing junk food then?

I can’t really understand it. Anyway, let’s go back to Polish budyn recipe.

Tips For Making Polish Budyn

1. Cook it slowly and stir all the time.

Polish budyn is very easy to make, however, the sugar and egg yolks may stick to the pot if you forget to stir.

2. Try to use organic ingredients.

It does matter if you are using organic eggs and milk or not. Always choose the healthier option, that’s what traditional Polish housewives do.

3. Choose the flavor you like the most.

I went for the cocoa Polish budyn. If you add vanilla extract instead of cocoa, you will get a vanilla pudding.

You can add any other extract you want, to get the desired taste.

4. Decorate your Polish budyn.

I decorated it with cookies but you can use fruits, chocolate chips, or whipped cream as well.

5. Have it cold or warm.

Polish pudding can be eaten straight away when it’s still hot.

You can also pour it into the small jars and keep it in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.

6. The top of the pudding will be covered with a “skin”.

Polish pudding is made of milk, so when it’s getting colder, you will notice the milk skin on the top of the pudding. You can remove it or eat it, depends on your preferences.

7. Use mixer or blender if necessary.

When the pudding is ready and you will notice some lumps, you can use the blender to make it smoother.

8. If the consistency is too watery, add more potato starch.

Dissolve it first in a bit of cold milk and then pour it into the hot pudding. Cook for a while and check whether the consistency is ok now.

Polish Budyn Recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Sweet Homemade Polish Pudding - Budyń Recipe

Sweet Homemade Polish Pudding - Budyń Recipe
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 ½ cups of milk
  • 2-3 tbsp of sugar/ xylitol/ any other sweetener
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon of flour
  • 3 teaspoons of potato starch
  • 3 tbsp of cocoa or 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)


  1. Pour one cup of milk to the pot.
  2. Add egg yolks, sweetener, and whip it together until you will get a smooth, yellow color.
  3. Pour half cup of milk to the small bowl.
  4. Add flour, potato flour, cocoa or vanilla extract. Mix until dissolved.
  5. Place a pot on the stove, cook slowly, stirring all the time.
  6. When it nearly boils, add milk with flour and you will get the consistency of pudding.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 192mgSodium: 53mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 7g

These data are indicative and calculated by Nutritionix

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