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For creamier better tasting instant pudding use a can of evaporated milk instead of 2 cups of regular milk. If you are cutting calories you can add fat-free evaporated milk. At my grocery store a can of evaporated milk is 50 cents.
To keep chocolate pudding from turning dark, add a small amount of coffee.
By Earl Woodham from Moriarty,NM
I am not a fan of instant or even cook 'n serve chocolate pudding. But I have found a way to make a very easy, very rich shortcut version of homemade.
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I tried making some Jello brand instant pudding, and instead of whole milk I used non-fat milk. I also used 1 1/2 cups of milk instead of the suggested 2 cups of milk. It turned out extremely runny, and I had to throw it out. Why did this happen? I have previously used reduced fat milk without encountering this problem.
I always make it with fat free milk or 1 percent because that's all I every buy. Now, did you stir until firm? It's been a while since I've made some, but I've always followed the directions to the letter and I've never experienced a problem. The key is to keep stirring until somewhat firm and then refrigerate.
If you had followed all the directions according to the box and it still failed; you could contact the company directly for possible refunds/coupons for more of their products.
Maybe you didn't mix it long enough? I usually put milk and pudding in a tupperware bowl and shake it until set. It needs to set awhile to get thick. There should have been no problem with using fat free milk.
I once bought the "cook it" mix by mistake, and thought I was mixing up an instant kind. The runny consistancy is what happened to me. Maybe that is what happened to you?
I always use the powdered dry milk and a whisk until no longer lumpy and it always turns out good.
I to use the fat free or 1 percent and also did you use a mixer too. Also if the directions say 2 cups than use 2 cups too. Also I sometimes buy things without noticing what I brought. It could have been the cooked time and did you put it in the fridge to set. I just made strawberry cream for valentine's day and it turned out fine too. I just remembered that mine was a bit runny until I used the mixer for a couple of minutes and then put it in the fridge.
if u use fat free milk u need to use less milk so that the mixture is thick.. if is 2 cups use 1 1/2..