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Almond Milk Pudding in an Instant – It IS Possible!

Have you tried to make instant pudding with a dairy alternative only to find yourself with a bowl full of soup?

Fret no more, it IS possible to make almond milk pudding and here’s how!

How to make almond milk instant pudding

When my daughter, Sophia, was diagnosed with a milk allergy at the age of 3, I thought the world was ending. I had no clue about any type of food allergies or dairy alternatives.

Before we learned the allergy news – her favorite foods were cheese quesadillas, cheese puffs, and well, anything with cheese. I just knew it was going to be SO hard to help her go dairy-free.

almond milk in glass milk jar

Turns out, it wasn’t. Luckily, even in 2013, there were plenty of dairy alternatives available. The only problem was that we had to travel out of town to get them.

Living in a rural area in East Tennessee, our stores just didn’t carry allergen-free products like bigger cities. Fast forward now, to 2020, and I am so thankful to say that we can find just about every product we need at our local Walmart!

So Delicious almond milk in glass milk jar

Can you make instant pudding with almond milk?

I remember the first time I googled that question.

I was desperate after I saw Sophia’s face at the grocery store when she saw the aisle of ready-made pudding cups and begged for one. I had told her I would make her her own.

So, I grabbed a box of instant pudding and when I got home, mixed up the box with almond milk and ended up with a soupy mess.

making instant pudding with almond milk

I managed to get her mind off of pudding and really never tried again.

So, when I called the girls down for a “special treat” the other day, they were quite surprised at what I had for them. I told them what I had made and asked Sophia if she wanted some.

Her reply seriously made me tear up just a little. She said “I don’t know Mom! I’ve never had chocolate pudding before!”

She has, but her little 7 year old mind just didn’t remember because it had been SO long since she’s had a dairy-type of pudding. Her verdict?

Girl eating almond milk pudding

She was as happy as me that we have FINALLY figured out how to make a delicious almond milk pudding!

Expert Tip for making Almond Milk Pudding: The trick to making pudding with almond milk is using less than you would if you were using traditional dairy milk.

how to make chocolate pudding with almond milk

I found the trick to making instant pudding with almond milk is using 1 1/4 cup of almond milk [instead of 2 cups like the directions say to use] will give you the perfect pudding consistency.

And sprinkles are totally optional for most of us, but for Moreaya, sprinkles are a must for every food group… especially chocolate pudding!

Two girls adding sprinkles to almond milk chocolate pudding

There you have it, it IS possible to make pudding with almond milk!

Instant Pudding with Almond Milk

Instant Pudding with Almond Milk

Have you tried to make instant pudding with a dairy alternative only to find yourself with a bowl full of soup? Fret no more, it IS possible to make almond milk pudding and here’s how!


  • Small Box of Instant Pudding - 3.9 oz
  • 1 1/4 cup Almond Milk


  1. Whisk together almond milk and instant pudding mix.
  2. If pudding is thicker than you prefer, add a tablespoon of almond milk at a time.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to enjoy!

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Tabitha Taylor

Tuesday 11th of May 2021

I took your advise and only used 1&1/4 c almond milk and it is perfect. However, I tried whisking by hand, and it wouldn't thicken up, so I used the hand mixer for about 2 mins. Refrigerate for about 15 mins and it was perfect!! Thank you so much!!


Friday 30th of April 2021

For some reason I still ended up with soup. I put 2 boxes of pudding in a glass bowl and poured in 2 1/2 cups of almond milk - 1 cup, mix; 1 cup, mix; 1/2 cup stir. I put it in the fridge for 3 hours because I had to go somewhere and I had soup when I got home. I poured it in a Graham cracker crust and still have soup. What am I doing wrong?


Saturday 1st of May 2021

Oh no! That stinks, Dawn! Usually the 1/2 combo works perfectly. Are you using the JELLO brand of pudding? I haven't tried with other brands which might make a difference. Other than that, I would just go down to even less liquid - maybe 1/4 and then add more if it's too thick. Good luck!

Christine and old Tupperware salesperson

Tuesday 29th of September 2020

I love seeing your Tupperware measuring cup in your pictures.


Thursday 1st of October 2020

Ha! They are my Mom's and am pretty sure she's had them for a long time! I love them!


Tuesday 26th of May 2020

Thank you! I made this with 1&1/4C almond milk. I used it with the sugar free cheesecake flavor, and added some milk, whisked, added more, whisked, then added the last bit and whisked the devil out of it! Then let it set for 10 mins in refrigerator & added real whipped cream. Thanks

Julie Jackson

Thursday 16th of April 2020

I made it just how you said, then folded in cool whip. Tasted great and made more.

Mary Barger

Saturday 8th of August 2020

I’m glad to read this Information. Making the jello cake with the pudding Cool whip topping.( using the almond milk! )Thank you.

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