Makes about 5 batches of pudding
To make the pudding, combine 1/2 cup of the mix with 2 cups of milk in a medium saucepan over high heat, whisking constantly. Bring to a boil (keep an eye on it because this happens quickly!), then reduce heat to a simmer and continue whisking until the mixture thickens and coats the whisk or spoon. (About 3-5 minutes). Add Vanilla Extract. Pour in a container and let set for at least 5 minutes before serving. Can be served warm or cold. If chilling cover with plastic wrap or wax paper pressed to the surface of pudding.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry milk, cornstarch, white sugar, and salt. Use a knife to slice down the center of the vanilla beans lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Add the seeds to the dry ingredients and whisk well until evenly distributed. Cut the scraped-out vanilla beans in 2-3 pieces each, and drop into an air-tight jar or container (such as a mason jar). Pour the mixture into a processsor run 2 minutes. Transfer to jar seal and shake a couple times to distribute the vanilla bean pieces. Store in a cool dry place.
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