Monday, January 3, 2011

Dairy-Free Pudding Tips

Okay, so I've been lazy lately, and now I have a lot of catching up to do.  So, I'll start with the easy stuff first. :)  My little one has been so sad that he can't have pudding cups anymore...and like I've said, I've been lazy.  Someday I will make homemade pudding, but not today--and it definitely was not happening over the holidays, there was just too much going on.  So, I thought I'd pass on this tip:  Jell-o Instanst Pudding does not work with non-dairy milk, however their Cook and Serve pudding does.  I made my little one Vanilla Cook and Serve pudding (the small box, because I was experimenting), and used 1 1/2 cups So Delicious Coconut milk in place of the 2 cups of milk that it calls worked!  It gets perfectly thick, especially once it cools in the fridge.  Yes, it takes a couple more minutes to make, but still, it's easy and not really any work to do!  So, there you have it, easy 'instant' pudding for your little dairy-free ones, or yourself. :)


  1. I still use the instant pudding, I just use a lot less milk. Your cooked one probably works better though. Although since I'm trying to cram calories into my kid, I actually like to make the instant pudding more concentrated by using less milk to pack it in.

  2. Blend it with silken tofu, will work beautifully.