Pudding & Gelatin
There’s something so comforting about a simple pudding or gelatin dessert. The sweet, familiar taste, and the smooth, glassy textures just remind us of home. We’re getting nostalgic, and a little bit hungry, just thinking about it!
Creamy Desserts, Ready to Go!
Perfect on their own or as the base for more complicated dessert bakes and molds, these puddings and gelatin-free gel-like concoctions, which we’ll call jel desserts, are delicious and easy to make. All of these products are vegan, and many are sugar-free!
Top Pudding and Gelatin Desserts
For a quick, natural dessert, these are the brands we turn to:
The North American line of sugar-free desserts from South African natural food company Simply Delish places speed and convenience at the center of everything it produces, but you won’t feel like you’re eating fast food! These products can be made in a manner of minutes and customized to suit your needs and preferences.
Since 2002, this family-owned food company has focused on sharing Filipino foods with supermarket shoppers the world over. Sun Tropics makes its foods accessible by using dairy-free and gluten-free recipes.
Best Pudding and Jel Desserts
Grab a spoon and get ready for dessert with these delicious, if slightly wobbly, dishes:
Simply Delish Chocolate Pudding
At 28 calories per serving, this sugar-free chocolate pudding makes for a convenient standalone dessert or a lower-calorie filling for pies and parfaits. It’s ready in two minutes and can be made with non dairy milk or cream alternatives for a vegan treat.
Sun Tropics Coconut Rice Pudding, Original
Ready-to-eat cups of dairy-free, gluten-free rice pudding are available right here. The Sun Tropics interpretation of this Philippine favorite contains coconut milk and chopped young coconut.
Best Vegan Jel Desserts
These gelatin-free jel desserts are perfect on their own or for more complicated molds, as well as other dessert dishes and parfaits:
Simply Delish Strawberry Jel Dessert
Just like Simply Delish’s pudding mixes, their jel desserts are sugar-free. With natural colors and flavors, but no preservatives, you can feel good about indulging in this dessert, which contains only six calories per serving.
Simply Delish Raspberry Jel Dessert
This raspberry jel dessert has the same Simply Delish benefits we know and love: natural ingredients, no sugar, and a low calorie count. It’s incredibly easy to prepare, but if you want to get a little more daring, they’ve got a fruit and nut jel recipe for you to try out!
More Dessert Ideas for Health-Conscious Diners
Since jel desserts and puddings form such a great base for more intricate desserts, we started dreaming up some other favorites:
Healthful Sweets and After-Dinner Treats
Healthy doesn’t mean the same thing to everybody, but “dessert” sounds good regardless of what kinds of foods you need to consume so you can live your best life. Here are some of our favorite recipes for paleo and gluten-free desserts.
An Apple a Day, the Fun Way
We’ll walk you through the best apple varieties for baking and share our recipes for crisps, cookies, and dipped apples. Our gastronomic adoration for this fruit knows no bounds.
Vegan-Friendly Baked Goods and Sweets
We want to share our enthusiasm for plant-based baking and sweets-making with you. These recipes for vegan desserts include frozen treats and sweet drinks.