I love this pudding. I have been making this for years.
It is so good. Not only is it good, it is a quick and easy dessert.
You can eat this pudding just like it is, or you can use it to make two pies, by serving it in graham cracker crusts.
We enjoy it both ways, but now I serve it without a crust, so that it is gluten free.
Yield: 6 servings
Easy Coconut Cream Pudding
A basic pudding made fancier with a few simple ingredients.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
- 1 ½ cups milk
- ½ teaspoon coconut extract
- 1 (3.4 ounce) instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1 (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup coconut, toasted
- 8 ounce of frozen whipped topping, thawed
- In a bowl whisk the milk, extract, and pudding for 2 minutes.
- Let stand for about 2 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
- In a large bowl, beat cream cheese.
- Stir in the pudding and mix well.
- Fold in coconut and whipped topping.
- Chill until ready to serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 350mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 4g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.
this looks awesome. But (you knew it was coming), could you make it without the cool whip? cool whip is not something we eat, ever. What the heck, I’m making it without the cool whip. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
@karen, It would be heavier without the cool whip, but will work. I would/and have used real whipping cream for it. 🙂 It just doesn’t hold up quite as well with real whipping cream so I would fold it in right before serving. Either way let me know how it turns out.
This is a keeper!!
Omygoodness Lynn that looks divine. I love coconut anything. I popped on to check on you Lynn. I am watching the news and tornados are coming through your area and tearing up everything. I hope you are ok. I was worried and wanted to check on you.
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@Tina, Thank you! Emailing you.
This looks amazeing! I will have to give it a try!
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I just tried to make this without any sort of mixer. The cream cheese just wouldn’t go smooth for me. I’m trying to do it in pie form, I hope it works still. Thankfully even if it doesn’t my husband will eat ANYTHING.
Any tips on how to beat the cream cheese better by hand?
@Erica, Did you make sure the cream cheese was really softened first. That would make a difference because it would be hard to beat if it was at all cold. I hope it still tastes good, which it should.
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I made this over the weekend and blogged it here (I credited you):
Hope you don’t mind =]
I just wanted you to know how much i love this recipe! I blogged about it here https://fiveonadimemom.com/?p=1065