I had not planned anything for dessert last Sunday night, and when Jackie and I were finished with our soup, we both kind of wanted something sweet. I didn't have time to bake cookies, or do anything intense- We were going to work the box office for Hedwig and the Angry Inch that night. So I rummaged around in my cabinets, and found a box of Trader Joe's Instant Vanilla Pudding, a can of light coconut milk, and some dark chocolate.
I have made the coconut pudding before, in Chincoteague, where I served it with toasted coconut (OMG DELICIOUS) but it is also good in this version, with some chopped dark chocolate sprinkled on top. It is also good with banana. The best thing about this recipe? I almost always have all the ingredients for it- these are all staple items for me.
I've also made this recipe swapping out all of the milk for coconut milk- and I find it doesn't set up as well.
1pkg trader Joe's Instant Vanilla Pudding
1 cup milk
1 cup light coconut milk
some chopped dark chocolate, banana, or toasted coconut for garnish.
Directions: make pudding according to directions in package. After it has the rest in the fridge for five minutes, stir, and pour into individual containers. garnish, and serve. (Try not to eat all of them in one sitting)