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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!

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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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Lynda

Wednesday 14th of December 2022

Wouldn't adding a tablespoon of chia seeds thicken up soupy pudding? It would give it a "seedy" texture, but that sounds better than "drinkable" pudding.

Luposian

Thursday 20th of October 2022

Nope! You CAN make Jell-O sugar-free instant pudding with the normal 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk (I do this because I have blood sugar issues). You just need to whip it fast enough... and a mixer won't do. What will? A blender!

Follow along:

1) Pour 2 cups of cold unsweetened almond milk into blender, and turn it on low (fast stirring speed). 2) Pour contents of package into the milk. 3) Crank it up (speed by speed) either by button (lower end blenders) or dial (like our Vitamix).

In a few moments, it will start to noticably thicken. If you go too long, it will be so thick, you won't be able to get it out! :-D When it gets to a thick shake-like consistency, time to stop and pour into a bowl (or a few, depending upon if it's all for you or more than one person).

Refrigerate to firm up completely.

I mix in peanut butter to make a wonderful chocolate-peanut butter pudding! Yum!

Lindsey

Friday 21st of October 2022

Thanks for this suggestion! I'm going to have to try it!

Wendy

Saturday 1st of October 2022

So glad that you posted this! I heard recently that pudding mix was vegan and (of course) when I attempted, it never set up like it should. Then I found this blog and since I had used a large box of instant pudding I wasn't sure of the ratio. Luckily, I had also purchased a large second box of pudding so I just added the second box of the dry mix to the pudding "soup" that I already had. It was perfect! ♡

Patty

Friday 5th of August 2022

Thank you so much for this!

Grace

Tuesday 19th of July 2022

It totally worked for me with the small instant jello pudding, but my question is for the bigger instant pudding that asks for 3 cups of milk. What would I use?

Wendy

Saturday 1st of October 2022

@Grace, I made a large box of instant pudding with the 3 cups recommended BEFORE I found this blog. So, I just added another large box (dry) to what I had made and it was perfect. So, half the amount of a plant basedmilk worked well for me.

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