Pineapple Pudding Dessert

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I can’t stop making this easy pineapple pudding dessert recipe. It’s the perfect quick dessert that makes me feel like I’m on a tropical vacation. Creamy, sweet and surprisingly light, this recipe is great when you want a tasty treat without spending all day in the kitchen.

Small glasses with pineapple pudding topped with whipped cream and cherry.


The combination of creamy pudding and tropical fruit make this easy pineapple pudding great for parties, holidays, BBQ’s, or just a simple dessert at home. I like serving it as a pudding but it also works well as a fruit dip.

Why you’ll love this easy pineapple pudding

There are many reasons I love this dessert recipe including:

  • Easy: It’s hard to find an easier dessert to make than this three ingredient recipe.
  • Fast: Mix this together in about 5 minutes and then let it chill. This is a perfect make ahead dessert.
  • Taste: Pineapple adds great tropical flavor to this pudding recipe. Perfect for Summer but delicious all year long.


This easy pineapple pudding is made with three ingredients you might already have in your kitchen.

Box of vanilla pudding mix, can of crushed pineapple, Cool Whip.
  • Vanilla instant pudding – Pudding mix makes the delicious base to this pudding.
  • Crushed pineapple – Be sure to use the whole can of crushed pineapple. Do not drain.
  • Frozen whipped topping – Thawed whipped topping adds a light, airy feel to the pudding.

How to make pineapple pudding dessert

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and video on how to make this pineapple dessert.

Step one: Stir together crushed pineapple and vanilla pudding mix. You can use an electric mixer or whisk it by hand.

Step two: Fold in the thawed whipped topping until fully combined. Be careful not to over mix. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour. This helps all the flavors come together and lets the pudding chill.

Bowl of Cool Whip and crushed pineapple.

How to store

Store this easy pineapple dessert, covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. I don’t recommend freezing this dessert.

Pudding variations and substitutions

This pineapple dessert recipe is very versatile and you can easily try other flavor combinations for a little something different.

  • Pudding: You can substitute the vanilla pudding mix with different flavors like white chocolate, cheesecake, or lemon pudding mix.
  • Fruit: Replace the crushed pineapple with mandarin oranges, or fruit cocktail.
  • Mix-ins: Try adding in some additional ingredients like crushed vanilla wafer cookies, shredded coconut, chopped macadamia nuts, chopped pecans, or
  • Toppings: When ready to serve try topping with whipped cream, extra Cool Whip, vanilla wafer cookies, maraschino cherries, or pineapple tidbits.
Small glass filled with pineapple pudding.

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Pineapple Pudding Dessert

By Heather Seeley
Learn how to make this pineapple pudding dessert recipe with just 3 ingredients. This pineapple dessert is fast to make and a fun tropical flavor for many occasions.
Prep: 5 minutes
Chill time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 3.4 ounce instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 20 ounce can crushed pineapple
  • 1 8 ounce thawed frozen whipped topping I use Cool Whip


  • Place vanilla pudding mix in a large mixing bowl. Pour the whole can of crushed pineapple in the bowl. Mix until completely combined.
  • Fold in the thawed whipped topping to the pineapple mixture until completely combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.



Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.2g | Protein: 0.01g | Fat: 0.02g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 0.003mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 0.3mg | Fiber: 0.003g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 0.2IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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