To quickly make pumpkin spice pudding, use an instant pumpkin spice pudding mix or add flavoring to a different variety of instant pudding mix. JELL-O produces an instant pumpkin spice pudding on a limited basis, and Taste of Home provides instructions for quickly turning instant vanilla pudding into pumpkin spice pudding.
JELL-O's instant pumpkin spice pudding is faster and requires fewer ingredients than the Taste of Home recipe, but is not always available for purchase. Taste of Home's recipe uses vanilla pudding as a base, which is available in stores year-round.
To make JELL-O instant pudding, add 2 cups cold milk to a bowl. Add a 3.4 ounce package of instant pudding mix and whisk for 2 minutes. An electric mixer may be used in place of a whisk. Refrigerate for at least 5 minutes prior to serving. One package of JELL-O pudding serves four people.
To make Taste of Home's recipe, combine 1 1/2 cups cold milk, 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, a 3.4 ounce package of instant vanilla pudding mix and 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice in a bowl. Whisk for 2 minutes or until the mixture is smooth, then add 1 cup canned pumpkin. Taste of Home recommends garnishing the pudding with whipped cream, pumpkin pie spice and gingersnap cookies. This recipe serves four to six people.