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Instant Pudding Milkshake

January 13, 2012

One evening, my husband and I were sitting on the couch after dinner watching TV.  My husband mentions out of the blue that I he wanted “make something”.  He hardly ever says he wants to make anything, let alone, after we’ve just finished making (and eating) dinner.  He asked me for some suggestions.  Based upon the ingredients we had in our pantry, I suggested cookies.  To which I was promptly told “no”.  Apparently, he didn’t want to bake.  So, then I suggested pudding.  I figured we had instant pudding mix and milk in the refrigerator.

After thinking on it for a little bit, he decided that he wanted to make instant pudding milkshakes.   The term “milkshake” in this instance is used loosely.  A traditional milkshake is a cold beverage, usually made from the combination of milk or iced milk, with ice cream and perhaps the addition of some sort of flavoring or sweetener such as fresh fruit or syrup.  In my husband’s case, we only had the milk part of the equation, and the instant pudding mix would serve as our thickening and flavoring agent for the milk.

The ingredients for an instant pudding milkshake consist of 2 mandatory items: instant pudding mix and milk.  Of course, you can also doctor your milkshake with all sorts of other items such as fresh fruit, syrup, ice cubes and even ice cream.  We opted to make the most basic of milkshakes; pudding and milk.

In this instance, in all of his infinite wisdom, my husband chose to use vanilla flavored instant pudding mix.  I was lobbying for chocolate, but I was vetoed!

First step, pour the milk into the blender.  It’s approximately 3 cups of milk for a package of pudding mix that has 4 servings.

Second step, dump the package of pudding mix directly into the milk.

When the pudding mix hits the milk, it creates this yellowish, creamy color.  It’s just the pudding mix reacting with the milk.

We then set our blender to the “smoothie” function.  And let it rip.  The mixture needs to get well blended and the instant pudding mix needs a few minutes to thicken up so you end up with something that could pass for a milkshake.  So let the blender go for at least 2-3 minutes.

Once you’re done blending, your milkshake is ready!  It’s that easy and simple.  Pour your milkshake into a nice glass.

Since my milkshake ended up as a plain white/cream mixture, I decided to spice it up a bit with a strawberry stuck to the rim.

And there you have it, quick and easy instant pudding milkshake.  It’s what you do when you don’t have ice cream!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Amanda permalink
    January 16, 2012 12:29 pm

    I am in the process of cleaning out my pantry, and I have about 50 billion boxes of instant pudding in the “donate to foodshelf” box. My mom always says I don’t drink enough milk and gives those to me and I never eat them. I like the cook-on-the-stove puddings but the instant ones taste gross to me. Haha, do you want them? I have every flavor known to mankind. Nevermind, your husband’s mom will probably be happy to become your supplier….

    • January 16, 2012 12:36 pm

      See, I’m the complete opposite. I love the instant pudding it’s so easy to make and no cooking required. We love to make the instant pudding and use it as pie filling. For me, the stovetop cooking takes too much effort!

  2. Amanda permalink
    January 16, 2012 3:02 pm

    There is something in me that hates the taste of some processed foods. The big ones that I hate are instant pudding (usually), cake from mixes, frosting from a can, Cool Whip. Usually sweet things. I’m trying to figure out what is in them that makes them taste weird to me…my husband thinks maybe some type of vegetable oil?? I think he used to think I was weird when I would take one bite of something and say it tasted like chemicals Thankfully it’s not everything and I LOVE brownies from brownie mixes not to mention some of my other processed food favorites like mac-n-cheese and Stove-Top stuffing 🙂

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