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Pudding In A Cloud

This dessert is so easy to make with only three ingredients!

Pudding in a cloud is made with frozen whipped cream topping and chocolate pudding. It’s topped with chocolate flakes and fresh berries for an easy dessert that everyone is sure to love!

Pudding in a cloud dessert with fresh berries in background.

Why We Love This Recipe

This effortless recipe is so chocolatey and creamy. It’s the perfect treat to serve after a special meal. We can’t get enough!

  • This dessert can be prepped in 5 minutes. It can’t get easier than that!
  • You only need three main ingredients for the recipe (two more if you want toppings) – pudding mix, milk and frozen whipped topping.
  • It’s an easy dessert to serve to guests. Large dinner prep can be overwhelming – make things easier by using a quick dessert idea like this one.
  • This recipe is kid-friendly – my daughter is pretty picky when it comes to her desserts but she sure loves this one!
Ingredients to make the recipe including container of cool whip whipped topping, jell-o chocolate pudding, fresh raspberries, and bowl of milk.

Recipe Ingredients

WHIPPED TOPPING: Our preference is Cool Whip whipped topping, but other brands will work too. You can also make your own using a carton of whipping cream.

PUDDING: Buy a box of chocolate pudding mix and follow the instructions on the side to make it. A sugar-free version sweetened with stevia would also work and be delicious! And if you want to save time, you can use pre-made pudding cup versions.

TOPPINGS: Feel free to top with any favorites. I used fresh berries and chocolate shavings. Chocolate chips would also work.

VARIATIONS: Chocolate pudding can be replaced with any pudding flavor, including vanilla, butterscotch and strawberry. Whipped topping can be replaced with a dairy-free version from the store or homemade whipped coconut cream.

Looking down at whipped topping and chocolate pudding in two dessert cups. Fresh raspberries and strawberries surround them.

How To Make Pudding In A Cloud

Just a few quick steps to make this dessert!

  1. Make the chocolate pudding.
  2. Fill the dessert cups with whipped topping according to the recipe below.
  3. Add the chocolate pudding and top with fresh berries and chocolate shavings.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • Boxed pudding can sometimes produce lumpy results after chilling. Use a hand mixer to help make them smooth and creamy.
  • You can make a healthier version by using my chocolate avocado pudding recipe along with homemade whipped cream or coconut whipped cream (it’s dairy-free).
  • Top with your favorite fresh berries including blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Canned mandarin oranges would also work as a topping.
  • To make chocolate shavings, use a vegetable peeler along the side of a square of bakers chocolate. Mini chocolate chips would also work.
Three cups of pudding in a cloud dessert with fresh raspberries on top and surrounding the cups along with strawberries.

Storing Leftovers

These dessert cups will store easily in the fridge for up to 4 days. Just cover with plastic wrap.

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Pudding In A Cloud

Pudding in a cloud is made with frozen whipped cream topping and chocolate pudding. It’s topped with chocolate flakes and fresh berries for an easy dessert that everyone is sure to love!
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Prep Time: 8 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 3 cups milk - *see notes
  • 6 oz chocolate pudding
  • ¼ cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 tsp chocolate shavings - for decoration

Instructions

  • Prepare the chocolate pudding according to package instructions.
    Two images: pot with hot pudding mix and red whisk, and white bowl with hot chocolate pudding mix and spatula.
  • Let pudding cool and set in the fridge for at least 1 hour. If pudding is lumpy, use hand mixer to smooth it out.
    Two images: bowl of lumpy chocolate pudding, bowl of smooth pudding with hand mixer.
  • In serving bowls, add the whipped topping on bottom and up the sides, creating a hole in the center. You want it to resemble a light and fluffy cloud.
    Three glass dessert dishes with whipped cream and a spoon beside.
  • Fill the center space with chocolate pudding. Top with chocolate shavings and fresh berries. Serve and enjoy!
    Three glass dessert cups with whipped cream and chocolate pudding in center.

Recipe Notes:

  • *Milk is used to create the chocolate pudding. Use the boxed pudding measurements for milk quantity. My package required 3 cups milk. Yours might be less.
  • To save time, feel free to use pre-made pudding packs in replacement.
  • For a healthier option, you can use my chocolate avocado pudding recipe, along with homemade whipped cream or whipped coconut cream (dairy-free).
  • Boxed pudding can sometimes produce lumpy results after chilling. Use a hand mixer to help make them smooth and creamy.
  • Top with your favorite fresh berries including blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Canned mandarin oranges would also work as a topping.
Nutrition
Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 470mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 218IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 1mg

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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