Make Instant Pudding Thicker? Help

Baking By bmac0130 Updated 3 Apr 2016 , 2:08am by Rosebri

bmac0130 Posted 19 Jun 2010 , 6:49pm
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i want to use the pudding as a filling, its way too thin right now, how can i make it thicker?

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FleurDeCake Posted 19 Jun 2010 , 7:18pm
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If you have another box you could add more of the pudding mix to what you already have made. I always use less milk than the directions call for when I am using instant pudding for a filling. HTH

mbark Posted 19 Jun 2010 , 7:35pm
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also use whole milk to make it thicker

SugarFiend Posted 19 Jun 2010 , 7:53pm
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Whipping a cup of heavy cream and folding it in works nicely for me.

Hez1231 Posted 19 Jun 2010 , 7:55pm
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I use one box of pudding, 1 cup of milk, 1/4 cup of powdered sugar.

Doug Posted 19 Jun 2010 , 8:11pm
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and remember it is now a filling that should be refrigerated!!!!

(oh, IMHO -- cooked is so much better!)

tokazodo Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 1:23am
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I use less milk also, just like mentioned above and it works.

nonilm Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 1:44am
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I let it set up in the refrigerator for a bit before I fill the cake.

newbaker55 Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 1:53am
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I've made a pretty decent 'mousse' by using heavy cream, instant pudding mix and a packet of gelatin.

Wonder if using non-dairy creamer would = the same without requiring refrigeration? icon_rolleyes.gif

sugarspice Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 2:05am
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Or, what about using water-also no need to refrigerate?

frosteddreamsbakery Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 2:51am
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I usually add 1/4 C less milk than specified. Cooling the pudding for an hour also helps to make it thick.

Kitagrl Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 3:11am
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I use at least half heavy cream in place of the milk...

Rosebri Posted 3 Apr 2016 , 2:08am
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I follow directions for one box of pudding but use two boxes of pudding.  I then add some cool whip and chill it.  Makes a delicious filling; and the two boxes give it a richer taste that compliments cake wonderfully.

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