This is not so much a recipe, but a delicious hack for dairy-free instant pudding!
Author: Alisa Fleming
- 1 4oz box of instant pudding mix (dairy free flavor of choice)
- 1 cup vanilla or plain dairy-free milk beverage
- 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.
I tried it with coconut milk this weekend, but it never set. It expressly states on the packaging that it will not function with soy milk.
Did I make a mistake? I had high hopes of making those “dirt” cups for Halloween.
Did you use 1 cup or 2 cups? Did you use coconut milk beverage (the type that’s drinkable, in large cartons) or coconut milk (the high fat version sold in cans or small cartons the size of cans)?
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 …
I’m not sure which flavor you are looking at, but most varieties of Jell-o Instant Pudding are dairy-free and contain no milk protein concentrate. We are a dairy-free website and would never recommend something that contained milk protein concentrate. There are a few flavors of Jell-O brand that contain dairy, but just a few. They have dozens of others. There are also some other dairy-free brands, but not all are. As always, read the ingredients.
You can see the ingredients of many flavors here on Target -> https://www.target.com/s?searchTerm=jell-o+instant+pudding
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 🙂
where do you find instant pudding mixes that are dairy free ?????
Most flavors of Jell-O instant pudding are dairy-free (select ones are not). There are also brands like Dr. Oetker.