A little twist on sugar free pudding

After the holidays filled with sweet treats, this house is cutting WAY back on sugar!! But, we still want a dessert or treat. We just need to make them sugar-free or as low in sugar as possible.

We really like pudding and have tried almost every sugar free pudding mix that is out there. Without a doubt, Kroger brand is my favorite. When it goes on sale, I stock up. Pudding just by itself is yummy, but jazzing it up is something I like to do from time to time.

I love homemade from scratch pudding but, life gets busy and you just want to whip up something that is easy and quick.

Something I love to have on hand are those coffee flavored syrups. But, I only buy the sugar free ones when I find them at a good price. These syrups are awesome in a lot of desserts. They are not just for coffees. I use them in cakes, cupcakes, cookies, cheesecake, pies, milk shakes, smoothies and just about any dessert. But, one of my favorites, is in pudding.

I recently found this bottle of white chocolate sugar-free syrup at T J Maxx for $2.99. That's a pretty good price. Always check out T J Maxx food aisle. You will find little treasures there on a regualar basis! These bottles of syrups last a really long time. You only use a little here and there.




The ingredients....



1 package of sugar free pudding
1 & 2/3 cup of cold milk
3 tsp of flavored coffee syrup
1/4 cup of shredded coconut
1/3 cup of chopped pineapple
1/4 - 1/3 cup of softened cream cheese (I like to use the lower calorie kind)

What's fun with this is you can change up the flavors of the pudding, syrups and fruits to whatever you like or whatever you have on hand.




You want to use a little less milk instead of the full 2 cups of milk instructed by the pudding package because you are adding the liquid syrup plus the pineapple has juice in it.

Add milk, pudding, syrup and cream cheese into a bowl and mix until all the cream cheese is well incorporated.




Stir in the coconut and pineapple with a spoon.



Refridgerate until ready to serve. This "sits up' pretty quick.





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5 comments :

  1. ooh, that sounds good! I'll ahe to try it. My husband is diabetic so we have been trying lots of sugar free recipes. I also like to make the sugar free pudding and add 1/2 a tub of sugar free cool whip. It makes it like a moose, YUM!

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  2. Wow! That looks so yummy!
    This is my first visit to Foodie Friday, I will be back for sure.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Very delicious and a great twist on pudding! Thanks for the tip about coffee flavoring!
    Yvonne

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  4. This looks and sounds really wonderful. Thanks for sharing your "secret" ingredient with us. I hope you are having a wonderful Foodie Friday.

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  5. I love sugar free anything. I will be making this tonight. One big bowl just for meeee!

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