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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.

Close up image of a baby's face with a pink and white striped hat on

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

Two wine glasses of pistachio wafer pudding

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

Pistachio wafer pudding in a wine glass

  • 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.

Pistachio wafer pudding in a wine glass


34 Responses
  1. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time

    I sure don’t miss my 20’s. The 30’s were awesome though. I’m also pretty fond of my 40’s. πŸ™‚ Give me this pudding and I’ll like every age I’ve ever been, I promise.

  2. Kita

    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™‚

  3. Mina @ Angellove's Cooking

    Oh that looks awesome – I so much love Pistachios!! And your little one is adorable – look at her smiling, curious, shiny and beautiful eyes!!!!

  4. Kristi Rimkus

    Adorable picture of the baby. I love that pistachio pudding and had forgotten all about it. You’ve inspired me to head to the store for a treat.


  5. Tanvi

    This is such an exotic pudding.I love anything pistachios.Gotta try this soon.Thanks for sharing.You have a beautiful blog and photos.

  6. Sandra@ Sandra's Easy Cooking

    Oh Kate this is too cool! Love how you made this and Ana is so adorable!
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Claudia

    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!

  8. Becky

    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.

  9. MarmandeintheKitchen

    Pistachio pudding has such a pretty color – looks delicious! I would have this over green beer any day!

  10. briarrose

    These treats are just fabulous….I love it! The pistachio pudding is going to be stalked very shortly as I have a craving now. πŸ™‚

  11. veggietestkitchen

    looks fab. i love pistachio, so a st. patty’s day of pistachio instead of beer is just my thing. but there’s always beer fondue, right? that’s kid friendly πŸ˜‰

  12. Evan @swEEts

    So simple and so delicious! It’s funny because I was just looking through pictures of old St.Patty’s Day past πŸ™‚ ha Hope you have a lovely day!

  13. Jill Colonna

    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!

    1. Kate @ Diethood.com

      Yes, I was standing on the table! πŸ™‚ It was the only way that I could get a shot of the entire glass.

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