I have never heard of this but it is in a recipe I found and would like to try. Do you all know of any brand names I can look for. Is it a custard powder type thing? I am a vanilla pudding greenie thanks guys
Instant pudding is just pudding mix designed to be made very quickly. Jello (Kraft) is one of the brands that comes to mind. I know there are others but that's all I can think of right now.
Here's the description from Recipezarr:
Both instant and regular pudding mixes come in powder form in boxes. They are both made with pre-gelatinized starch. Pudding mixes are combined with milk resulting in a soft, creamy custard-like texture. Instant pudding mixes take only a few minutes to mix up, and then they are ready to eat, once set. Regular puddings are cooked and take longer to set. Pudding mixes are used in desserts, pies and eaten as is.
Here's another site telling you about instant pudding:
What country are you living in, hon? This product may not be available where you live. We have Jello brand and Royal brand here in the US. And yes, its like a custard, but not exactly. You dont cook instant pudding. You usually just add milk. If you are wanting to use it in a cake, you just add the powder to the mix.
I use it more often than I'd like to admit. It is so freakin easy!!!! You can use Kraft whcih is the biggest brand name that makes it I think, and then many have store brands. I don't have a preference I think they taste the same. I use instant pudding in every cake I make, it makes the cake more moist!!!! Good luck, it's fool proof!
this is the closest I could find to what we would call instant pudding that might be available in the United Arab Emirates.
hopefully, they sell it or similar in your area
they also have a custard product, but that seemed to be the cooked variety.
I have used both cooked and instant pudding mixes in my cakes with no difference in results.
Is there an international food bazaar or an import store catering to food cravings of ex-patriots near you? (Dubai? American University neighborhood?) You might be able to find other brands from Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, USA, etc.