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!
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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!
There you have it, it IS possible to make pudding with almond milk!
- Small Box of Instant Pudding - 3.9 oz
- 1 1/4 cup Almond Milk
- Whisk together almond milk and instant pudding mix.
- If pudding is thicker than you prefer, add a tablespoon of almond milk at a time.
- Refrigerate until ready to enjoy!
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