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A Quick Versatile Summertime Pudding

Summertime has definitely arrived in North Carolina.  We were fortunate enough to visit Savannah, Georgia over the Memorial Day Holiday and it was hot there too.  We had a wonderful time and I will share some of that experience with you in later posts.  Today, I am just trying to get a grip and return to my regular routine.

Over the last few weeks, I have been trying different combinations to make a refreshing summer pudding.  When I made the pig pickin cake for Easter, I realized how much I loved the combination of the fruit, cool whip and instant pudding that I used for the frosting.  Here is a link to that post:

There is a steak house nearby that has a combination of pineapple, coconut and cool whip on it’s salad bar that reminds me so much of the pig pickin cake frosting.  Because Mr. D is diabetic, I used the sugar free pudding mix and I know there is a sugar free version of the cool whip available.

Here is the recipe for the pig pickin frosting recipe from the previous blog post that I used for my guide.  This makes a lot of the pudding mixture so I used less ingredients.

1 (5.1 ounce) package of instant vanilla pudding

1 (20 ounce) can of crushed pineapple, undrained

1 (16 ounce) carton of whipped topping (cool whip)

The combination that works the best for me is the following:

1 small package of sugar free instant pudding ( I have used vanilla, cheesecake, white chocolate or chocolate)

As I prepared the pudding, I only used one and one half cups of milk instead of two cups.

After pudding has set for five minutes add 2 cups of cool whip or whipped topping

Then stir in the fruit of your choice using about one to one half cups of fruit.  I have used drained pineapple or a small package of frozen sliced strawberries.

Pour into serving dishes and add cool whip.

As you can see from the picture below I have used chocolate pudding and added chocolate chips to the pudding and cool whip. I used a total of one cup of chocolate chips including the garnish.


This is something that can be whipped up quickly and is a refreshing light dessert for a meal.  Mr. D loves this dessert and looks forward to having a dessert that is low in carbs.  I love the dessert because it is easy to make and is so fluffy and tasty.

I will share my Savannah experience on Friday.  Thanks for stopping by.


2 responses »

  1. Oh to go to Savannah……one of our favorite places! We just finished our cross Canadian trip and were able to spend some time witness Virginia of Bel’ Occhio’s blog. It was exciting to meet a fellow blogger! She lives in Vancouver. Here I’d one of her posts about our visit if you might want to see it:


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