Pistachio Pudding Parfaits

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 30, 2012

This one is for my husband.

He went to the grocery store recently on a hunt for pistachio ice cream…he doesn’t do this often…but he was really craving it, so he went.  But he returned home with some kind of “neopolitan,” although it wasn’t neopolitan, per say. It was a combination of something, something and pistachio. And he proceeded to then only eat the green pistachio ice cream out of the container…leaving the other 2 colors behind. It was kinda sad.

Feeling bad for the fact that he couldn’t find pistachio only version ice cream, I decided to whip up a little treat for him. In the form of a pudding parfait…close enough, I suppose!

(And next week, when I hit the grocery store, I’m gonna find the freezer section manager and ask where the pistachio ice cream is…because I know it’s out there. In its own box.)

Happy sweet summer treating yourself y’all!

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Pistachio Pudding Parfaits

Yield – 8 dessert servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 0 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz. tub Cool Whip ($1, generic version)
  • 2 oz. cream cheese, softened ($.30)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar ($.25)
  • 2 packages Pistachio instant pudding (plus milk) ($1.25)
  • Handful of Pistachios, crushed ($1)
  • Handful crushed vanilla wafers for each serving ($.25)

 

Directions

  • In a bowl,
  • Prepare the pudding as directed.
  • Layer the cool whip combo, pudding and pistachios-wafers into serving glasses.
  • Serve chilled on hot summer evening.

Cost $4.05

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Vanessa May 30, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Oh, my. Now would you believe that I love pistachio pudding and I love ice cream, but I’ve never heard of pistachio ice cream?? I will definitely give this treat a try and will be on the lookout for pistachio ice cream! :)

Vanessa
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AKM May 30, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Your husband more than likely picked up spumoni ice cream, which is my favorite. It’s pistachio, chocolate, and cherry. :-)

I love pistachio anything. Funny how the “pistachio” flavor doesn’t really taste much like the real nuts, you know? I kind of think that almond- and hazelnut-flavored stuff is the same way. Still love the flavors and the nuts, though!

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Ivy May 30, 2012 at 8:42 pm

DefInitely Spumoni! A favorite of mine as well.

Raw pistachios taste a little more like it, but they really flavor it with almond.

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Michelle May 31, 2012 at 12:57 am

This sounds great! However, I’m don’t quite understand the *Cool Whip Combo* step….do you combine the Cool Whip, softened cream cheese and powdered sugar into one mixture? =/ ??

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Michelle May 31, 2012 at 12:59 am

*I*

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Sarah Cassill May 31, 2012 at 6:48 am

Pistachio pudding with slice bananas was one of our favorite deserts when I was a kid! I’ll have to make some “blanana puddin’” for my son– I haven’t thought of it in ages!

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teresa g May 31, 2012 at 10:40 am

This sounds absolutely delicious! I am a major pistachio ice cream lover as well as pistachio pudding. BUT, am I the only one who is missing a part of the directions? It looks like Step 1 is missing :-(

“Directions
In a bowl,
Prepare the pudding as directed.”

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HSmom June 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Another option for your hubby: use oreos or other (homemade) chocolate cookies crumbled up mixed with butter to make a standard chocolate-crumb pie crust (or use a pre-purchased one that is chocolate). Make the pistachio pudding up according to the “pie” directions. Put the pudding into the chocolate pie crust, cover and freeze. This makes a wonderful frozen dessert. It can be made in a standard pie dish or doubled for a 9 x 13 “bars” type of frozen dessert.

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Katherine June 3, 2012 at 6:02 pm

“Spumoni” is probably the flavor of ice cream that he purchased. It’s one of my favorites.

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Paula Kane June 2, 2013 at 10:28 pm

You can get pistachio ice cream at some Rite Aid stores. Baskin-Robbins has Pistachio almond ice cream. Both are really really good.

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