RECIPE: Fat-Free No-Cook Chocolate Pudding Mix

by Tammy Taylor

*this post contains an affiliate link

Last week I showed you the secret to making homemade fat-free ice cream using only frozen bananas, fat-free milk, vanilla and no-cook pudding mix. I always make my pudding from scratch these days, but what about times when you need a dry pudding mix for a recipe?  Well I’ve been on this road to voluntary simplicity for a few years now so for fun I always challenge myself to make those things homemade that I used to just assume had to be purchased commercially at the grocery store.

I Make My Own Fat-Free Instant Pudding Mix From Scratch. There *IS* A Secret To Making It Instant No-Cook Pudding. #TaylorMadeHomestead

Last year I went on a search for a product called Clear Jel for a recipe that I was pressure-canning.  ClearJel is a modified corn starch and the USDA has said it’s safer than traditional corn starch for use in canning. I found out it’s impossible to find in the stores around here but I was finally able to find Clear Jel on Amazon – I ordered both the regular and the instant no-cook formulas.   The beauty of the instant formula is that it doesn’t require heat to thicken – PERFECT for making this no-cook pudding mix!  As a confirmed Chocoholic I usually make chocolate pudding mix but I’m guessing you could make vanilla as well by leaving out the cocoa.  Here’s how I make the instant no-cook chocolate pudding mix:

I Make My Own Fat-Free Instant Pudding Mix From Scratch. There *IS* A Secret To Making It Instant No-Cook Pudding. #TaylorMadeHomestead

I measure out 3/4 cup dry fat-free milk powder, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup of the instant Clear Jel corn starch along with 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa and mix it all up thoroughly.  Then I store it into a lidded container in my pantry.  1/2 cup of this mix replaces a typical 4 oz box of purchased instant pudding.

And there ya go – homemade instant no-cook pudding mix!  Wow, really, does it get easier than that??  The recipe is below – enjoy!

~TMH

Instant Chocolate No-Cook Pudding Mix for Baking

    • 3/4 cup dry milk powder,
    • 1/2 cup sugar (or use Splenda for sugar free)
    • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

Combine all ingredients in a bowl & stir the until they are completely combined.  Store in a cool dry place in a tightly-sealed container.  To use the dry mix in baking, 1/2 cup of the mixture will replace a 4-oz. pkg of instant pudding mix.

    NOTE: To use this baking pudding mix recipe as an instant pudding dessert, add 1 part pudding mix to 2 parts cold milk and beat vigorously with a whisk for 2 minutes.  This makes a very thick pudding so add a small amount of milk if a thinner consistency is desired.  (Pudding thickens more upon chilling.)

 

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32 thoughts on “RECIPE: Fat-Free No-Cook Chocolate Pudding Mix

  1. Melissa @ My Darla Clementine

    Wow, so simple, and makes life more simple to have it on hand! Thanks for sharing this with us on Simply Natural Saturdays!

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  2. Beth

    This is a good way to save money for those that use instant pudding. Thanks for sharing on Simply Natural Saturdays.

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      I much prefer my pudding freshly made Beth, but dang some of those recipes call for instant pudding mix – these fit the bill quite nicely without resorting to the commercial stuff. ~TMH~

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      I’ve used it from time to time for various things Keri, it’s a great convenience item to have in the pantry. ~TMH~

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  3. Leigh

    This is great! There are so many pudding-based things that I like to make for summer, so this recipe is wonderful! Pinned and happy-danced over! Blessings, Leigh

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  4. Bonnie V

    I love this idea. I use pudding mix to doctor my boxed cake mix, but I’d like to get away from using boxed mixed altogether. I’ll have to do some experimenting, incorporating these ingredients into cake ingredients and see how it turns out. 🙂

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  5. Chelc | Inside the Fox Den

    Yum! I’ll have to pass this along to my mom, she LOVES chocolate pudding. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, hope to see you again next week!

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      I’d never heard of Clear Jel before looking for safe ways to make & can apple pie filling. I’d never been able to find it in the stores but I buy it on Amazon here –> http://amzn.to/1McIMci (affiliate link) ~TMR~

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  7. Melissa French, The More With Less Mom

    This is neat, I’ve cooked “real” pudding but I haven’t tried diy-ing the mix. Sometimes it’s just too hot to turn on that stove. Thanks for posting. Hello from Homemade Mondays.

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      I’ve never used this pudding mix as a stand-alone dessert Melissa, I guess I need to at least experiment with that! ~TMR~

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  8. Cynthia

    I enjoy making homemade recipes and never thought about making my own pudding. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. I look forward to seeing you next week.

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  9. Kathi

    I never thought of making my own pudding mix, what a great idea. I love making things that I used to “have to” buy. Thank you for posting at the HomeAcre Hop; hope we’ll see you again this Thursday.

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      Me too, Kathi! But I find myself nowadays looking for alternatives every time there’s an item I *have* to buy for one reason or another. So much fun! ~TMR~

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  11. Mary@Back to the Basics!

    Looks like an easy enough recipe. I’ll have to try it next time my husband asks for chocolate pudding. Thank for sharing at the Creative HomeAcre Hop. Hope to see you back again! http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/07/welcome-to-creative-homeacre-hop.html

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  12. Jennifer

    I will try this recipe this week! My youngest daughter loves chocolate pudding…but I truly cringe when I look at the package. I don’t think using dutch process (lower acide) cocoa powder will negatively effect the recipe, so will be using my favorite cocoa powder in place of the Hershey’s.

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      It’s super easy Jennifer. One word of caution, I use this mix in recipes, not for eating as a dessert. I did a quick experiment to answer another commenter’s question about preparing the pudding mix as a pudding dessert. Although the flavor was good, I thought it was pretty thick so you might want to keep add’l milk handy when mixing it up to thin it to your liking. It will thicken a little more if it’s chilled as well. ~TMR~

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  13. Krystle

    I love this and can’t wait to try it! Pinned it! Thanks for sharing this with us at One Sharendipity Place this weekend!!” Krys @thet2women.com

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      Stacy, I didn’t have any idea either – I had never heard of the modified corn starch before but needed it for canning apple pie filling last fall. I stumbled on the instant variety while I was searching for it so I got both kinds. The instant works perfectly in this no-cook pudding! ~TMR~

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  14. Leah

    It is amazing how many things you can make at home instead of buy at the store. I would have never thought to try this. Thanks for the recipe and I pinned it for later. Thanks for sharing at the Friday Follow Along.

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      I know Leah, and it’s so fun providing for myself those things I used to buy. ~TMR~

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      Susan – I had never tried the mix for just eating so this morning I mixed up a batch of vanilla-flavored pudding mix and experimented. I found that if you mix together 1 part pudding mix with 2 parts cold milk and whip vigorously with a whisk for 2 minutes it makes a thick pudding, just add a small amount of milk if you desire a thinner consistency. Although the vanilla flavor was tasty I did think it needed about 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract added to intensify the flavor. Hummm…. What to do with this pudding now? I guess I’m going to have to make some banana ‘ice cream’ to use it up – I’ll complete today’s flavor with a few drops of peppermint extract & a handful of chocolate chips for mint chocolate chip flavor – my favorite! What a perfect idea on a hot 100-degree day like today… LOL Thanks for your question! ~TMR~

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