Instant Pudding


This is not so much a recipe, but a delicious hack for dairy-free instant pudding!

Instant Pudding
Serves: 2-3
  • 1 4oz box of instant pudding mix (dairy free flavor of choice)
  • 1 cup vanilla or plain dairy-free milk beverage
  1. Follow the directions on the box, using just one cup of dairy-free milk in place of all of the milk. Refrigerate for at least one hour.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. instant pudding, sugar free or not, contains milk protein concentrate. It is NOT dairy free.

    Water, Modified Cornstarch, Maltitol, Milk Protein Concentrate, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Contains Less than 1% of Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Coconut Oil and Palm Kernel Oils), Salt, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate (for Smooth Texture), Calcium Phosphate, Sodium Alginate, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Natural and …

  2. I tried it this weekend with coconut milk and it never set. 🙁 It specifically says on the box that it wont work with soy milk.
    Did I do something wrong? I was really hoping to make those “dirt” cups for Halloween.

    • Hi Claire, the recipe here works. You can’t sub coconut milk beverage. Just 1 cup of soymilk. The box says it won’t work with soymilk because it won’t work if you use the full amount of soymilk. This recipe uses less. I do have better versions though and a full explanation how it works in Go Dairy Free the book 🙂

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