Microwave Peach Pudding: Quick and Easy Dessert!

With just 4 ingredients and minutes to put together, it doesn’t get much simpler than this microwave peach pudding. I burn pudding every time I make it on the stove, so I love the microwave for this. With the peach flavor and no cooking required, this dessert is perfect for summer too!

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What is Microwave Peach Pudding?

Microwave peach pudding is a no-bake version of a classic stovetop pudding. Through the use of instant pudding mix and gelatin for flavor, you can make nearly any flavor of homemade pudding!

Just 4 base ingredients is all you need, but feel free to add in some fresh fruit or whipped cream for serving to fancy it up a bit. This dessert is also naturally low fat, so you can feel free to enjoy!

This peach variation is the perfect recipe for summer! Not only because of the flavor, but you don’t need to stand over the hot stove cooking it and hoping it doesn’t burn. Nope, just a few minutes in the microwave, mix, cool, and enjoy!

holding up a spoonful of microwave peach pudding

Peach Pudding Ingredients

ingredients to make microwave peach pudding
  • 3 ounce box peach gelatin (such as Jell-O)
  • 1 cup peach juice (can sub milk or water)
  • 3.4-ounce package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 ½ cups cold milk (I use 2%)

Ingredient Tips and Substitutions

  • You can use sugar-free varieties of the gelatin and pudding if desired
  • Feel free to swap other flavors of gelatin and juice to make different flavors of pudding!
  • Toppings are optional, but fresh chopped peaches or whipped cream are a great choice

How to Make Peach Pudding in the Microwave

  1. To a large microwave safe bowl, add the peach juice (or milk or water if preferred)
add peach juice to a microwave safe bowl
  1. Microwave on high for 3 minutes, or until the liquid boils (should be 212°F if you happen to have a thermometer)
  2. Add the gelatin to the hot liquid and stir with a spoon or spatula, until it completely dissolves
add gelatin to the microwaved juice and stir
  1. In another bowl, combine the pudding mix and the cold milk, stirring until combined and free of lumps
in a separate bowl combine pudding mix and cold milk
  1. Slowly drizzle in the gelatin liquid into the pudding, stirring constantly, until it’s completely mixed
slowly drizzle gelatin liquid into the pudding mix and stir constantly
  1. Refrigerate at least one hour (or up to overnight) to thicken, then serve!
overhead view of microwave peach pudding with fresh peach cubes on top

More Microwave Peach Recipes

Recipe FAQs

How Long Does It Take to Cook Peach Pudding in the Microwave?

Typically, microwave peach pudding takes about 2-4 minutes to cook, depending on the wattage of your microwave.

Thanks to the use of instant pudding, only the gelatin mixture actually needs cooking.

Can I Make Individual Servings of Microwave Peach Pudding?

Yes. The best way to make individual servings is to divide the fully mixed pudding into individual mugs or dishes before allowing it to set.

Depending on the size of your bowls, you should be able to get 4-6 individual servings from one batch.

What Type of Milk Should I Use?

You can use any type of milk, including whole milk, low-fat milk, almond milk, or other plant-based milks.

The choice of milk can affect the creaminess of the pudding, though. I usually use 1% or 2% milk, depending on what I have.

Can I Add Toppings to Microwave Peach Pudding?

Yes, toppings such as whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or a sprinkle of cinnamon make great additions.

Fresh mint leaves or a drizzle of honey can also enhance the flavor. Sliced or diced peaches added to the top or mixed into the pudding can also be a nice touch!

What Consistency Should the Pudding Be When It’s Done?

The pudding should be thickened and creamy when done. It will continue to set as it cools, so it will look runny when you first mix it.

After sitting in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes, it should finish setting up nicely.

What If My Pudding Turns Out Too Thick?

If your pudding turns out too thick, you can add a little more milk and stir to reach the desired consistency.

Microwave for an additional 20-30 seconds if needed.

Pro Tips For Microwave Pudding

  • Make sure to pour the hot gelatin in slowly so it doesn’t shock and separate the milky pudding
  • If you want to mix some fresh diced peaches in, I recommend doing it after the pudding sets (just before serving) for the best texture
  • Try your best to get all lumps out of the pudding mix before adding the gelatin, which will give you the best texture in your finished pudding. Tip: if you have a hand mixer, feel free to use that to make it easier!
black bowl filled with microwave peach pudding with a spoon in it

Storage Tips for Peach Pudding

  • Store leftover pudding in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. If you added fresh fruit to it, reduce that time to 2 days on average (the fruit will deteriorate somewhat quickly)

More Peach Flavored Recipes to Try

Final Thoughts

This creamy microwave peach pudding is a simple and refreshing summer dessert! There’s no standing over a hot stove and no burning your pudding required! Plus, it’s naturally low fat, so you can feel better about indulging once in a while.

With just 4 simple ingredients and minutes to throw together, it’s ideal for preparing in advance and serving later, taking all that stress of the last minute hassle away.

Pair it with a refreshing peach cocktail for the perfect summer dessert!

If you’re looking for more unique ways to use a box of instant pudding, don’t miss my easy pistachio fudge recipe, which is also made with microwave magic!

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Easy Microwave Peach Pudding

This easy 4 ingredient peach pudding only requires a microwave to make! Just a few minutes of prep, then let it set, and you have a fruity, refreshing low fat dessert with no stove required.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 8 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 244 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 3 ounce box peach gelatin (such as Jell-O)
  • 1 cup peach juice (can sub water or milk)
  • 3.4 ounce package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 ½ cups cold milk (I use 2%)

Instructions
 

  • To a large microwave safe bowl, add the peach juice (or milk or water if preferred)
    1 cup peach juice
  • Microwave on high for 3 minutes, or until the liquid boils (should be 212°F if you happen to have a thermometer)
  • Add the gelatin to the hot liquid and stir with a spoon or spatula, until it completely dissolves
    3 ounce box peach gelatin
  • In another bowl, combine the pudding mix and the cold milk, stirring until combined and free of lumps
    3.4 ounce package instant vanilla pudding, 1 ½ cups cold milk
  • Slowly drizzle in the gelatin liquid into the pudding, stirring constantly, until it’s completely mixed
  • Refrigerate at least one hour (or up to overnight) to thicken, then serve!

Notes

  • You can use sugar-free varieties of the gelatin and pudding if desired
  • Toppings are optional, but fresh chopped peaches or whipped cream are a great choice
  • Make sure to pour the hot gelatin in slowly so it doesn’t shock and separate the milky pudding
  • If you want to mix some fresh diced peaches in, I recommend doing it after the pudding sets (just before serving) for the best texture
  • Try your best to get all lumps out of the pudding mix before adding the gelatin, which will give you the best texture in your finished pudding. Tip: if you have a hand mixer, feel free to use that to make it easier!
  • Store leftover pudding in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. If you added fresh fruit to it, reduce that time to 2 days on average (the fruit will deteriorate somewhat quickly)
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand and flavor of ingredients, any toppings added, and actual quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 195gCalories: 244kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 5.1gFat: 1.9gSaturated Fat: 1.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 9gCholesterol: 7.3mgSodium: 466mgPotassium: 148mgSugar: 52gVitamin A: 253.7IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 118mg
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