Here is a pleasant dessert for those with a "sweet tooth" who cannot drink milk.

  • Milk-Free Vanilla Pudding from Recipes for Better Nutrition During Cancer Treatment by the National Cancer Institute, public domain government resource—original source of recipe
  • Serves: 4



  1. Measure sugar and cornstarch into saucepan.
  2. Add a little of the soy formula.
  3. Stir to dissolve cornstarch, then pour in the rest of the liquid.
  4. Add beaten egg.
  5. Cook over medium heat until it comes to a boil and is thickened.
  6. Add vanilla and cool.


  • Maple Pudding: Omit vanilla and add ½ tsp maple flavoring.
  • Maple-Nut Pudding: Add ¼ to ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans to cooled pudding (not permitted on soft diet).
  • Coconut Pudding: Add ¼ cup coconut. Read the ingredient listing on coconut to be sure it has no lactose added (not permitted on soft diet).
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