Yes, this is the laziest “recipe” I’ve ever posted. What of it? Sometimes you just need to do the fastest thing possible to get sweets into your gullet, and that’s the kind of week it’s been around GIMB. And just in case you were not aware, chocolate pudding ROCKS. Just to prove that I’m not completely giving up and sitting down with a bowl in front of a “Hoarders” marathon, licking off the whisk (not that there’s anything wrong with that), I decided to get creative and make a tiny bit of an effort. Voila! Three gluten-free chocolate pudding recipes all in one post! It is your lucky day.
But first a word about pudding. I’ve heard mixed reviews on the safety of Jell-O puddings. Corn starch is present, and possibly casein. Personally, I’m totally fine with these ingredients. But just in case you are not, there are labeled gluten-free, casein-free chocolate pudding mixes available at Whole Foods. Really, it’s your choice. In the words of a-ha front man, Morten Harket, “It’s no better to be safe than sorry,” because I’m sure he didn’t mean to put that “no” in there, seeing as how he had not even the thinnest grasp of the English language. I mean, the man coined the phrase “shying away” and no one else has used it since. Ever.
Back to pudding! In addition to the classic pie as seen above, I fancied up this pudding a bit and combined some So Delicious Almond milk butter pecan ice cream and created pudding parfaits. YUM.
So now you want to know how to make these, right?
Gluten-Free Chocolate Pudding Pie
(I know, I can’t believe I’m writing out a recipe for this either.)
1 pre-made gluten-free pie crust
1 box chocolate pudding mix
3 cups milk
1. Bake pie crust according to instructions and allow to cool.
2. Mix pudding together and pour into cooked pie shell.
3. Allow to set in the refrigerator for at least half an hour, top with whipped cream.
Makes: 8 servings
Gluten-Free Chocolate Pudding Parfait
Layer your choice of ice cream, and chocolate pudding (see instructions on box) in glass. Allow to freeze for at least 45 minutes. Remove from freezer and allow to thaw for serving. Top with whipped cream.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Pudding Pops
Oh, good grief. You’ve got this.
Who do I think I am telling you how to make pudding from a box?