Just in time for Valentine’s day, we’ve got a sweet recipe to make for your sweetie – kiss pudding!

Küss Pudding (Kiss Pudding)

3 eggs, separated
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
½ cup cold milk
3 ½ cups milk, scalded
1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat egg yolks and sugar until light and foamy. Add cornstarch dissolved in cold milk. Pour slowly into scalded milk, stirring constantly. Cook in top of double boiler until thick. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites, add vanilla and remove from heat. Serve cold with

Chocolate Sauce

½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 egg yolks or 1 whole egg
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 cups milk, scalded

Mix dry ingredients, stir into hot milk and cook until smooth. Add eggs and cook until mixture coats a spoon. Cool and serve over Kiss Pudding.


This recipe is from the Amana Colony Recipes cookbook, and is reprinted with permission of the Homestead Welfare Club. Zuber’s is located in Homestead and we serve our guests traditional recipes such as these.

The book is a collection of traditional Amana Colonies recipes and features family-size recipes of the foods prepared and served in the Amana villages for over a century. The recipes were compiled by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Homestead Welfare Club. To purchase a copy of the book, please contact Elaine Zuber at dzubs@southslope.net or 319-622-3099.