Recipes With Cheesecake Pudding Mix – 3 Easy Ideas To Try

Pudding mixes are incredibly versatile and easy to use. Today, we look at some easy recipes with cheesecake pudding mix you can try at home!

And, we have even included a flexible cheesecake pudding recipe that can be made using virtually any pudding mix!

What Are Recipes With Cheesecake Pudding Mix?

Many people seem to get confused when we refer to jello cheesecake pudding recipes. So today, we will dive deep into what exactly these are, how you can make them, and some fantastic options to try. So, let’s get right to it.

What all of these types of recipes have in common is that they contain a pre-made instant pudding mix that is cheesecake flavored. More often than not, these recipes are made with the Jell-O brands’ cheesecake pudding. This is probably because they are very readily available, affordable, and of great quality (as far as premixes can go).

The reason these instant pudding mixes are used is because they are quick and easy, affordable, and you don’t have to wait hours for your dessert to set. The premix includes setting agents and thickeners (like corn starch) that speed up the process. Furthermore, these mixes usually add a ton of creaminess to your dessert and fantastic flavors.

The remaining ingredients used to make the item depend entirely on what you are making. For example, if you are making a cheesecake, you would definitely use the pudding mix, but also include real cream cheese. If you are making cheesecake pudding cookies, you would probably include flour, eggs, and sugar.

Examples Of Recipes With Cheesecake Pudding Mix

Now, there are actually a ton of recipes with cheesecake pudding mix available. And, if you have enough baking knowledge, you may even be able to create your own!

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1. No-bake cheesecakes

One of our favorite ways to use these cheesecake pudding mixes is in no-bake cheesecakes. These cheesecakes have to set in the fridge without the use of eggs. So, these instant pudding mixes help ensure that your cheesecake will set while simultaneously adding some creamy delicious flavors. You can even use other flavors of cheesecake pudding mixes!

2. Cream cheese/cheesecake puddings

Then, loads of people also make simple cream cheese pudding, which naturally has a cheesecake flavor. These puddings are easy and quick to make. They also only require the pudding mix, cream cheese, and cream. It’s pretty much a runnier form of cheesecake (with more of a custard consistency).

3. Cheesecake cookies

You can also make delicious cream cheese cookies using a cheesecake pudding mix. For these, you most likely don’t need to add more cream cheese. You usually only add basic cookie ingredients like shortening, eggs, sugar, leaveners, and flour.

The Most Versatile Pudding Recipes With Cheesecake Pudding Mix

Today we have included an extremely versatile recipe for cheesecake pudding that uses a pudding mix. Naturally, we will be specifically using a cheesecake-flavored mix, however, you can really play around with different-flavored products here!

Think of the recipe below as one that can make a ton of different puddings, all using just one recipe formula!

What You Will Need For These Cheesecake Cups With Pudding Mix

Ingredients for the pudding cup

  • 2 cups graham crackers
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 packet (3.4 ounces) cheesecake instant pudding mix
  • 2 1/2 cups milk, room temperature
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

Equipment

  • Food processor
  • Ramekins or cups (6-10, depending on the size)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric hand or stand mixer
  • Bowl scraper or silicone spatula
  • Plastic or saran wrap

Step-by-step Instructions For These Cheesecake Cups With Pudding Mix

Step 1: Make the graham cracker crust

Combine the graham crackers and melted butter into a food processor. Blend until you have a completely uniform mixture. Then, divide it between your ramekins or cups and press it down on the bottom.

You don’t have to pack the crumbs into the ramekin tightly. It will make it easier to mix and eat if it’s a bit loose. Set these ramekins aside until you need them later.

Step 2: Make the cheesecake pudding

To make the pudding, start by creaming together the softened cream cheese, butter, and caster sugar. Beat the ingredients together until the sugar has been completely dissolved and you have a fluffy mixture. You can also add the vanilla, lemon juice, and instant pudding mix. Just mix these ingredients until you have a uniform product.

Next, add in 1/2 cup milk and whisk slowly. Make sure to scrape the bowl to ensure you incorporate all of the ingredients. Add another half cup of milk and mix again. Finally, add the remaining milk and mix until you have a uniform pudding mixture.

Step 3: Whip cream and fold it in

Once your pudding mixture has been made, you can now whip some heavy cream until they reach stiff peaks.

Then, fold in one-third of the cream roughly. Just before it is completely folded in, add another third of whipped cream and fold it in more gently. And finally, again just before all of the cream is incorporated, add the final third of the cream. This time, fold it in even more gently.

Step 4: Assemble the pudding cups and allow them to set

Finally, add the pudding mixture to your crumb-filled pudding cups. You can smooth out the tops. Wrap the entire cup with plastic or saran wrap and allow it to set in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

Tips And Tricks To Make Recipes With Cheesecake Pudding Mix

  • This recipe is incredibly versatile and you can use any instant pudding mix flavor that you’d like. You can essentially make an endless amount of recipes with cheesecake pudding mix. Just make sure to stick to the creamy puddings and not the jellies.
  • You don’t have to make a graham cracker crumb, but we love it. You can have a look on our website for loads of other cheesecake crumbs you can make.

Preparation And Serving Times

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In Conclusion – Recipes With Cheesecake Pudding Mix

Hopefully, you feel inspired to try to make some of these recipes with cheesecake pudding mix. And, if you gave our cheesecake pudding recipe a try, let us know what you think about it in the comments below!

Cheesecake Cups With Pudding Mix

Equipment

  • Food processor
  • Ramekins or cups (6-10, depending on the size)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric hand or stand mixer
  • Bowl scraper or silicone spatula
  • Plastic or saran wrap

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups graham crackers
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 packet (3.4 ounces) cheesecake instant pudding mix
  • 2 1/2 cups milk, room temperature
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

Instructions
 

  • Combine the graham crackers and melted butter into a food processor. Blend until you have a completely uniform mixture. Then, divide it between your ramekins or cups and press it down on the bottom.
    You don't have to pack the crumbs into the ramekin tightly. It will make it easier to mix and eat if it's a bit loose. Set these ramekins aside until you need them later.
  • To make the pudding, start by creaming together the softened cream cheese, butter, and caster sugar. Beat the ingredients together until the sugar has been completely dissolved and you have a fluffy mixture. You can also add the vanilla, lemon juice, and instant pudding mix. Just mix these ingredients until you have a uniform product.
    Next, add in 1/2 cup milk and whisk slowly. Make sure to scrape the bowl to ensure you incorporate all of the ingredients. Add another half cup of milk and mix again. Finally, add the remaining milk and mix until you have a uniform pudding mixture.
  • Once your pudding mixture has been made, you can now whip some heavy cream until they reach stiff peaks.
    Then, fold in one-third of the cream roughly. Just before it is completely folded in, add another third of whipped cream and fold it in more gently. And finally, again just before all of the cream is incorporated, add the final third of the cream. This time, fold it in even more gently.
  • Finally, add the pudding mixture to your crumb-filled pudding cups. You can smooth out the tops. Wrap the entire cup with plastic or saran wrap and allow it to set in the fridge for at least 2 hours.