Pina Colada Pudding Cups Recipe
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Pina Colada Pudding Cups Recipe

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Betty May of Topeka, Kansas shares her recipe for a “dessert that is so simple but chock-full of refreshing pineapple and coconut flavor. A nice light treat after a big meal with make-ahead convenience for busy hostesses.” —
Featured In: Pina Colada Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 envelopes whipped topping mix (Dream Whip)
  • 2 packages (1 ounce each) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 8 maraschino cherries

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 171 calories, 3g fat (3g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 350mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the milk, whipped topping and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Stir in the pineapple and extract.
  2. Spoon 3/4 cup pudding mixture into eight dessert dishes. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until chilled.
  3. Sprinkle each serving with 1-1/2 teaspoons coconut and top each with a cherry. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Pina Colada Pudding Cups in Light & Tasty October/November 2007, p17

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dsicard User ID: 1455080 170057
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"creamy and not overly sweet"

lana416 User ID: 3261451 109281
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2010

"The only change I made was to cut the recipe in- half. It is so good!!! This is a definite keeper for us. Be sure and give it a try."

bel62pre User ID: 3228930 109234
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2010

"I used white chocolate sugar free instant pudding. Everything else I did exactly as the recipe states. My husband said the only thing wrong with the recipe was that it didn't make enough. He is ready for me to make more. My son usually doesn't like coconut but decided to try it and he loved the toasted coconut. This is definitely a recipe I will keep and make again and again."

JPStewart User ID: 762608 82320
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2010


Maytha User ID: 4123196 173210
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2010

"So light and refreshing. I made it exactly as the recipe indicates and wouldn't change a thing."

84742986 User ID: 1068807 98935
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2010

"Skipped the toasted coconut and used light cool whip instead of Dream Whip....but it was still a WONDERFUL dessert. Will be making it again very soon!!"

yerbotherinme User ID: 3469915 78818
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2010

"The fastest way to toast coconut is by using the broiler. It only takes a few seconds. Make sure to watch the coconut closely as it will burn. Hope this helps."

rkr User ID: 773295 98934
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2010

"Definitely, it was awesome. Just great for a hot, summer dessert. I give it five starts"

ALLMOMSRULE User ID: 1480219 82311
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2010

"Loved this recipe, omitted the toasted coconut as I had none on hand, but still was delightful. Sliced some banana on top and had for breakfast the next morning, yummy!"

Netizen User ID: 4154355 170054
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2010


Whenever you see "trans fat free" on a label, you should look at the ingredient list. If you see "partially hydrogenated oil", that is trans fat. If you see "hydrogenated oil", that is most probably trans fat. If you see "fully hydrogenated oil", that is supposed to be very low in trans fats."

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