Pudding desserts are some of the most delicious and the easiest sweet treats you can make for your family. Within 30 minutes or so, you can whip up a mouthwatering and impressive dessert effortlessly!
Whatever season it may be, with or without occasion, pudding desserts can easily wow your guests, friends, and family! Plus, pudding is not only great as a dessert. It’s also a wonderful comfort food and snack anyone would like to have any time of the day.
From chocolate pudding to fruit-flavored pudding to layered pudding, I’ve prepared the list of the best pudding desserts just for you! I promise, they are all so easy to make, super delectable, oh-so-soft, and smooth; you’ll have fun making them too.
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Is There Any Difference Between Regular and Instant Pudding Mixes?
Cook-and-serve or regular pudding mix and instant pudding mix are both shortcut ingredients for desserts we are so lucky to have. Both mixes come in powder form, are boxed, and make our lives easier!
Instant and regular pudding mix are also both made up of pre-gelatinized starch and milk. These ingredients make puddings soft, creamy and have a custard-like texture. Regular pudding requires cooking and takes a bit of time to set, while instant pudding only needs to be whisked up with milk and it will set instantly.
In conclusion, there’s not much difference between the two. You can use whichever you prefer or use what each recipe indicates to avoid issues with the recipes. In any case you’ll certainly end up with a yummy dessert that your whole family will love!
How to Thicken Instant Pudding?
Did your instant pudding not set as expected? Don’t worry! Your delicious dessert can still be saved! If you’ve used instant pudding, but it didn’t set after about five minutes, it must be because of the type of milk you have used, or you might have added too much liquid.
Whole milk is highly suggested to reach the best instant pudding consistency. Other types of milk can be used, but you will need to make adjustments to your recipe.
On the other hand, a thin pudding caused by too much liquid can be resolved by adding more pudding mix. If you don’t have extra pudding mix, you can also use starch. However, remember that whatever starch (cornstarch or tapioca) you’ll use, you have to heat it until its point of gelatinization to make sure that it will work.
Some of Our Best Pudding Desserts
Here at Cook Clean Repeat, we love making effortless but delectable recipes like pudding desserts! And thus, I'll take this chance to share some of them with you here. Check out some of these must-try pudding recipes!
Ever heard about chocolate lasagna? Amaze your guests on your next potluck or gathering with this layered chocolate pudding dessert! You can use this recipe even if you're in a rush because this no-bake chocolate lasagna only takes 30 minutes to make.
A chocolate lover? You have to try this chocolate delight dessert made with chocolate pudding, graham cracker crust, sweetened cream cheese, whipped topping, and walnuts/pecans. It's a very flexible recipe, so if you want it more chocolatey, you can add more chocolate toppings or use chocolate graham crackers.
A super easy no-bake dessert you'll want to make for potlucks, outdoor parties, and hot summer days. Butterscotch pudding dessert is an oh-so-yummy dessert with layers of a graham cracker crust, cream cheese, butterscotch pudding, and cool whip.
Not three or four layers, but seven! If you won't make this recipe, you'll certainly be missing a lot! It has layers of creamy vanilla and chocolate pudding, whipped topping, and fresh bananas, it’s topped with mini chocolate chips and walnuts.
Bursting with rich chocolate flavors, this hot fudge chocolate pudding cake recipe is one of the chocolatiest desserts that all chocolate lovers will have to try! You can also serve it with a little ice cream on top to make it a cold sweet treat.
Don't heat up the house to bake a cake when you can easily prepare and make this 3-ingredient no-bake pudding cake! The only ingredients you'll need for this recipe are instant pudding, graham crackers, and cool whip.