13 Popular Pudding Desserts Using Instant Pudding

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Did you know that Instant Pudding is the secret ingredient for a quick and delicious dessert? You’re promised to love it after reading through these 13 Easy Pudding Dessert Recipes. From ice cake to mousse to pudding pe, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. 

Best Instant Pudding Desserts

Easy Strawberry Ice Cake with Vanilla Instant Pudding

This ice cake is an easy no-bake refrigerator cake made with fresh strawberries and layers of graham crackers softened by whipped cream and vanilla pudding mixture! A refreshing dessert perfect for a summer potluck or BBQ party!

Two-Ingredient Vanilla Mousse

Using just 2 ingredients, you’ll have a creamy and delicious vanilla mousse before you know it! This one is a little different though – you use instant pudding! It takes only 5 minutes to make. Serve this treat the next time you’re hosting a casual get-together!

Chocolate Delight

This layered dessert perfectly combines our love for cream cheese and chocolate. It’s creamy, rich, and chocolatey. With a pecan shortbread crust at the bottom, it’s out-of-this-world delicious. 

The Best Banana Pudding

Get ready for the easiest banana pudding recipe! Using just a few ingredients like sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese, instant pudding, bananas and Nilla wafers, this dessert comes together in no time! You don’t want to miss out on this one!

Doctored Cake Mix

It’s a fun recipe with 2 secret ingredients! Use this recipe to pull together coconut cream cupcakes or chocolate cupcakes. Don’t worry, it’s completely foolproof!

Easy No-Bake Eclair Cake

Quick, grab the kids and get them to help with this easy no-bake eclair cake. Made with graham crackers, vanilla pudding, whipped topping and topped with chocolate frosting, it is simple to make and kids will love to make and eat it!

Cookies ‘n Cream Parfait

There’s something about cookies ‘n cream! Perfect for those hot summer days, this parfait is so easy to make and looks so beautiful! 

Easter Dirt Cake

Take your Easter dessert to a new level with this oreo dirt cake! It’s creamy, fun, and delicious. It’s quick and easy as it uses instant pudding mix! The best part? You can use your imagination to decorate it your favorite way! 

Sex in a Pan

You cannot go wrong with this creamy dessert on a cold night! With a crunchy pecan bottom crust, this dessert is made with instant pudding. You’ll love that it is moist, delicious, and so easy to make. 

Lemon Cream Cheese Pudding Dessert

Who doesn’t like the combination of lemon and cream cheese? This dessert is rich, moist, fluffy, and completely satisfying. It’s a no-bake treat with layers of graham crackers, pudding, cream cheese and whipped topping! 

Easy Cream Puff Dessert

Prepare your mouth to water! This puff dessert is super easy and quick to make! It gives you a dessert that are incredibly creamy and delicious!

Peanut Butter Pudding Dessert

There’s something about peanut butter that provide a creamy and nutty flavor. Made with instant pudding mix, it easily knocks your classic recipe out of the park. 

Kahlua Pudding Pie

Get ready for a dessert that perfectly combines two desserts into one! A buttery crust and a creamy filling make this pudding pie incredibly delicious! Don’t worry, it’s completely foolproof!

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Strawberry Icebox Cake is a no-bake refrigerator cake made with fresh strawberries and layers of graham cracker wafers softened by whipped cream!

Easy Instant Pudding Dessert Ice Cake Recipe

By: Izzy
This ice cake is an easy no-bake refrigerator cake made with fresh strawberries and layers of graham crackers softened by whipped cream and vanilla pudding mixture! A refreshing dessert perfect for a summer potluck or BBQ party!
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 4 hours
Servings: 16


  • 15 sheets graham crackers, 16 oz
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, add more if needed
  • 7 oz vanilla instant pudding mix, 2 small boxes
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3 cups whipped cream or whipped topping
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries chopped, plus 12-15 halved for topping
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries optional


  • Wash strawberries and pat dry with paper towel. Chop them into small pieces
  • In a medium bowl, mix the instant pudding with softened cream cheese.
  • Add in milk and whisk until smooth.
  • Fold the whipped cream into the pudding mixture. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Grease a 13×9 inch dish and add a thin layer of pudding mixture onto the bottom.
  • Add a single layer of graham crackers on top. Break the cookie if needed to fit the dish.
  • Spread a 1/2″ thick layer of pudding mixture on top of the graham crackers to cover using a spatula.
  • Arrange 1/3 of the berries on top of the pudding layer.
  • Repeat the graham cracker / pudding mixture / strawberries layering two more times, finishing with the berries.
  • Cover the dish with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours up to 2 days before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition information provided is an estimate only and will vary based on ingredient brands and cooking methods used.

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I'm Izzy, a food lover and photographer. Here you’ll find a collection of simple recipes that are perfect for busy people. My blog aims to help you make and enjoy delicious and healthy food at home.

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