Dairy Farmers of Canada

Quick and Easy Dessert Sauces

This recipe is taken from the 1989 Milk Calendar. This is the Quick and Easy Dessert Sauces recipe.

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cooking: 5 min
  • Refrigeration: 1 h
Yields 3 cups / 750 mL
quick and easy dessert sauces


  • Vanilla Sauce
  • 1 pkg (4 serving size) vanilla pudding
  • 3 cups (750 mL) Milk
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla extract


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Combine pudding mix and milk in medium saucepan. Cook according to package directions. Remove from heat. Add vanilla extract. Place plastic wrap directly on surface of sauce. Cool; chill. Store, covered, in refrigerator up to 1 week.

May be served with fresh fruit.


:Cafe au Lait Sauce:Add 2 tbsp (30 mL) instant coffee granules with milk. Add sugar to taste; complete as Vanilla Sauce.

May be served with slices of chocolate cake.

Orange Sauce

: Add 1 tbsp (15 mL) orange zest with milk. Reduce vanilla to 1 tsp (5 mL). Complete as Vanilla Sauce.

May be served with strawberries or other fresh fruit.


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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 64 Calories
Protein: 2 g
Carbohydrate: 11 g
Fat: 1 g
Sodium: 89 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 7 % / 73 mg
Phosphorus: 5 %
Riboflavin: 6 %
Vitamin B12: 5 %
Vitamin D: 14 %