March 17, 2009

What am I doing wrong?

I few month ago I learned (via my allergy moms) that Jello pudding mix was dairy-free. I thought that this would be a neat snack and something diffferent to make for my duaghter. I bought the instant vanilla and made it with soy mik. It tastes great, but will not set up. I have tried several times. So, what am I doing wrong? Thanks!


Anonymous said...

Maybe try Rice Milk?

I also saw this on a blog I read this morning, but I didn't write down the name of the blog, so I can't give credit where credit is due:

Chocolate Tofu Pudding

1 14 Oz Package Soft Silken Tofu (I like House Foods soft silken

or Mori-Nu firm silken

1/3 Cup Pure Cocoa Powder
1/3 Cup Agave Nectar (feel free to use a little more if you want it sweeter)
1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract

1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend to combine.
2. Scrape down the sides of the food processor and blend again to make sure everything is incorporated.
3. Serve immediately or chilled.


Food Allergy Assistant said...

I talked to the folks at Jell-O about their instant puddings. They said it will not set (as you found out) unless regular cow's milk is used. They are experimenting with alternatives such as soy or rice milk, but have not had success yet.

Have you tried ready-made Zen Soy puddings (
They taste just like Jell-o Brand and are made with soy.

Food Allergy Assitant

Maleah said...

Thank you for the suggestions!

Joel said...

Silk will tell you when you call that you should decrease the soy milk by 1/4 cup and add 1/4 cup cornstarch to help it set. I haven't actually tried this yet, but hope it works!


Maleah said...

Thanks Joel. I will have to try that.

Anonymous said...

We use the recipe from Go Dairy Free. Use 1 C cold water and 1 C coconut milk. Beat for 2 minutes and refrigerate for a couple of hours. It will set great. I made this for my dd's first grade class when they were making "dirt" pudding. Crush up some Oreos (which are dairy free) and throw in some gummy worms. There was only one kid in a class of 19 who didn't like it.


Maleah said...

I never thought about trying coconut milk. Thank you for the suggestion.