Homemade Pudding in a Cloud Recipe

Alexandra Penfold

This is a homemade version of a retro recipe consisting of chocolate Jell-O nestled in a cloud of Cool Whip.

This is adapted from the recipe popularized by General Foods in the 70s.

Recipe Facts

Active: 30 mins
Total: 2 hrs 30 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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For the Pudding:

For the "Cloud":

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese


  1. Prepare your favorite pudding recipe (I used Bravetart's Homemade Jell-O Style Pudding). Refrigerate pudding to chill and set.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine whipped cream, sugar, and vanilla. Add mascarpone and whip on low to combine ingredients. Once fully combined, increase speed to high and whip until light and fluffy.

  3. Spoon whipped cream mixture into the center and up the sides of your wine glasses or martini glasses to make a well for the pudding . Carefully spoon in pudding into the center. Serve chilled.

Special Equipment

Stand mixer or electric mixer, four martini or wine glasses

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
401 Calories
29g Fat
31g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 401
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 304mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 100mg 8%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 270mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)