How To Store Pudding (How Long Does It Last?)

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Do you have leftover pudding you need to store? Well I will let you know how to store and how long pudding lasts with each storage method.

These methods will work with all different types of pudding but here are some examples of pudding you can store for later.

Types of Pudding

  1. Chocolate Pudding
  2. Vanilla Pudding
  3. Banana Pudding
  4. Butterscotch Pudding
  5. Cinnamon Pudding
  6. Caramel Corn Pudding
  7. Cherry Pudding
  8. Chocolate Fudge Pudding
  9. Cornmeal Pudding
  10. Cornstarch Pudding
  11. Dessert (Dessert Pudding)
  12. Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Pudding
  13. Mousse Pudding
  14. Tapioca
  15. Lemon
  16. Pistachio

Pudding Storage Methods

How To Store Pudding in the Freezer

Put your pudding in an airtight container or freezer bag. Don’t mix up the different types of pudding and you can separate into individual serving sizes per container.

Pudding will last for months in the freezer. It will be best to use a vacuum sealer or freeze bag because they are good at keeping air and moisture out.

How Long Does Pudding Last in the Freezer?

Pudding that is stored in the freezer is good for 1-2 months.

How To Store Pudding in the Fridge

To store pudding in your fridge, place it in an airtight container and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for up to a week.

How Long Does Pudding Last in the Fridge?

If you store pudding in the fridge it is good for about 1 week. I would not recommend eating your pudding beyond ten days.

How To Store Pudding Mix

Store your pudding mix in an airtight container, but be sure to separate the pudding mix from the pudding packets. Mix and match your favorite flavors and store them separately. You do not need to freeze or refrigerate your dry pudding mix. Simply store in the pantry or cupboard until you are ready to prepare.

How Long Does Pudding Mix Last?

If you store your pudding mixture in an airtight container at room temperature, it will last for about a year. If you do not have the box it came in, label your container so you know how long your pudding mix has been stored.

How Long Do Pudding Cups Last?

If your pudding cup doesn’t have an expiration date listed it is best to check that there is no discoloration or unusual smells to your pudding. Check for mold or a change in texture. Pudding cups tend to last about one year once they leave the grocery store shelf.

Uses For Leftover Pudding

If you have some leftover pudding and you are not planning on eating it right away, use it for making cupcakes. Just add a little bit of milk to your remaining pudding and mix. Then add that mixture into a cake mix cupcake batter. Bake according to the directions on the box.

If you have some leftover pudding in the refrigerator, I would recommend using it in a parfait with some fruit or adding whipped cream.

Advanced Storing Tips

If you want to make room in your refrigerator or freezer for more pudding, freeze it in ice cube trays. Then put the frozen pudding cubes in a freezer bag. You can pull out only what you need and when you need it.

Bottom Line

I hope these tips were helpful for storing your pudding and I hope you found some good ways to use up leftovers. If I missed anything or if you have any questions, please let me know.

Written by Robin

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