Monday, December 5, 2016

Sugar Free Pudding and Almond Milk Don't Mix

Have you ever had a craving?  Of course! We all have those foods we really like and sometimes we have a craving that just won't go away.  I wanted pudding. Vanilla pudding. I bought a box of sugar free pudding and mixed it with unsweetened almond milk. I never really thought about the difference between cows milk and almond milk but let's just say I got an education when I looked up online why my pudding was runny an hour later!  Seems instant pudding won't set up when using unsweetened almond milk. Here are the solutions recommended:

Use water - haven't tried.

Use 1 cup unsweetened almond milk to one package instead of 2 cups regular milk - tried the vanilla and the taste and texture was not the greatest.  2.5 stars out of 5 for me, my BF says, "YUCK!!" and zero stars and please don't make this again.

Use cornstarch to thicken it up. Tried that but the carb count pretty much cancelled any benefit. Oh, and it wasn't very good either.

I read that it was the fat that made the pudding set up so I tried coconut oil. It did set up better and wasn't has lumpy but the taste was still suspect. I might try again with a different flavor as I have been trying vanilla and maybe it just isn't strong enough of a flavor to override the almond milk taste.

Runny Instant Pudding. I tried!!

I tried and I will keep trying. If you have a suggestion I would love to hear it!

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