Pudding Mix Ice Cream

Pudding Mix Ice Cream

Here’s how to make flavored ice cream using nothing more than a box of instant pudding mix and half and half.

  • Author: Erin Huffstetler,
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1-1/2 quarts 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Ice Cream Maker
  • Cuisine: American


*add 2 tsp vanilla extract, if you use my homemade pudding mix


Whisk pudding mix and half and half together in a bowl, until the pudding mix dissolves.

Pour mixture into an ice cream maker, and churn, until it freezes to the consistency of soft-serve, about 20 minutes.

This ice cream is best enjoyed right after it’s made. If you put it in the freezer, it’ll freeze too hard to scoop. It makes excellent pudding pops, though. So, if you have leftovers, pour it into a popsicle mold.


  • Use this recipe to quickly and easily makeĀ butterscotch, pistachio, cheesecake, cookies n creme, lemon, or pumpkin spice ice cream.
  • Be sure to use instant pudding mix. Pudding mixes that require cooking won’t dissolve properly.
  • Use pudding mix with natural flavorings and coloring to make all-natural ice cream.
  • Use sugar-free pudding mix to create no or low-sugar ice cream.