Pistachio Vanilla Wafer Pudding – Slainte!

Dear early 20’s,


When I think of St. Pat’s I think of my college days, not too far behind, but behind enough to make me feel a bit of nostalgia. Ahhh – I really miss those days of bar hopping! We would spend the entire week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day just hopping from one bar to the next. I behaved, I promise… πŸ˜‰

Now, since we’re no longer in college, and because we must act like responsible adults in front of our children, I am not going to present to you the best St. Pat’s drink I ever had… no, I am not going to do that… Ana is celebrating with us.

Instead,Β  I made a St. Patty’s green pudding that people of all ages can enjoy! Yippee! (sigh) πŸ˜‰

Pistachio Vanilla Wafer Pudding

  • Thanks to J.E.L.L.O., I used Pistachio flavored Instant Pudding.

You will need:

  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (3.4 oz.) Pistachio flavored Instant Pudding
  • 1/2 tub (6oz.) whipped topping, thawed
  • 8 vanilla wafer cookies, crushed
  • shavings of dark chocolate for garnish
  • chopped pistachios for garnish


  • Pour milk into large bowl.
  • Add pudding mix and beat with wire whisk for 2 minutes.
  • Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Gently stir in whipped topping; combine.
  • Put half of the crushed cookies on the bottom of a medium-sized serving bowl, or two large glasses, then pour in the pudding mixture.
  • Garnish with the rest of the crushed cookies, chopped pistachios and shavings of dark chocolate.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.


34 Responses
  1. Lol, Im in my early 20s and we decided we just couldnt hang this year at the local pubs. (we did have a lot to deal with last week to be fair but I giggled when I read the first few lines of this post thinking how dull I must be.)

    Ive been seeing a lot of love for the pistachio lately. This pudding looks good πŸ™‚

  2. Come on – this is good for all ages. So creamy, welcoming and (almost) naturally green? Loving it. And sometimes growing up is hard to but – but it has its rewards. You just showed us yours!

  3. I use pistachio pudding in various desserts over the years, and your pudding is perfect t St Pats Day, and kid friendly, too. thanks for the picture of Ana.

  4. Kate, that looks divine with the different textures in there. Yes, college days sure were fun doing the pub crawls πŸ˜‰ Your comment made me laugh…also your lovely first photo. Were you standing on the table? πŸ˜‰
    Another great post!

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