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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pistachio Pudding Icebox Cake

Do you need a quick dessert - and a dessert that doesn't require the oven?  This old-fashioned recipe is the perfect answer!

I came across this recipe a few weeks ago.  My grandma used to make a similar dessert, and it was heavenly on a hot summer evening.  I made it with pistachio pudding (and exactly why, do you think, they make pistachio pudding that vibrant green color?  I'm pretty sure pistachios aren't quite so bright!) but you can make it with whatever pudding you have on hand.

Pistachio Pudding Icebox Cake


  • 1 package pistachio pudding
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (or whole graham crackers)
  • 2 cups whipped cream


Prepare the pudding according the instructions on the box.  Layer the bottom of a loaf pan with graham crackers - you can either use crumbs or whole crackers.  If you use whole crackers, use pieces to cover the empty spots.

Cover the graham crackers with 1/2 of the pudding.

Add 1 cup of miniature marshmallows.

Cover with a layer of graham cracker (either crumbs or whole crackers as above), and cover with the remaining pudding.

Add 1 cup of miniature marshmallows and smooth into the pudding layer.

Cover with whipped cream and refrigerate.  This is best when it sets for a day, but can really be eaten at any time.

Easy and cool and creamy, this takes me right back to my Grandma's kitchen.

Try this one with different flavors of pudding - or use chocolate graham crackers.  Your imagination is the only limit to the flavor combinations for this recipe.

zentMRS - Love in the Kitchen
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