Pudding pie is fun, but what about unicorn poop pudding pie? Let’s have fun with a classic dessert while also giving it a little bit more color, to say the least.
Do you know about the holiday on 3/14?
All my math nerds and dessert aficionados in the crowd know what I’m talking about.
It’s pi day, kids! I hope you know what pi day is. It’s an unofficial holiday, so if you’ve never heard of it, I won’t cite you for it. But it is very simple. Pi is 3.14159… blah blah blah. The number goes on. But pi sounds like pie, obviously. So do the math… (sorry, bad pun)
Basically, it’s a holiday based on an English homophone as an excuse to eat pie in the middle of March.
Isn’t America amazing? (‘Murica!)
I remember celebrating pi day in middle school. Everyone would bring in a pie, and we would all share!
I always brought in pudding pie to pi day. It was simple, classic, and was always gone by the end of the celebration. Best of all, it was all pre-made ingredients! The only thing I had to do was make the instant pudding, pour it into a cookie pie crust, and put some whipped topping on top. Genius.
But today, I needed to grow out of the instant pudding for pudding pie, which is why I made homemade pudding on Friday.
Sure, we’re still going to use a pre-made cookie crust, but that one is not easily replicated. I don’t have all day to dissect the cookie part off of Oreos.
Feel free to use pre-made whip cream or make your own! I used a non-dairy whipped topping (think Cool Whip) (#notsponsored) because it holds its “whip” a lot better. Dairy whip cream will end up deflating, but it definitely trumps in the flavor department. So really, it’s up to you.
Even still, we will twist this pudding pie one last time.
Enter the unicorn poop pudding pie (rainbow or not!)
Don’t hate me for it, it was actually a lot of fun to make! All these pastels and sugary glitters brought out the inner kid in me.
I wanted something other than just a bland, white-colored pudding in my pie. And y’know, it came out pretty darn good.
The thing is, this pie doesn’t have to be every color of the rainbow. You could add no colors! This pie will still be good, just less colorful (obviously). You would be left with just a pudding pie, and there’s nothing wrong with that. 🙂
It doesn’t even need sprinkles. Heck, you don’t even need to make homemade pudding for this one! However you plan to make the pie, it’s going to be super quick and easy to throw together.
A small disclaimer
If you want to make the unicorn poop color scheme with instant pudding mix, make sure to get a pudding mix with no dyes in it!
I know; this isn’t the cheapest option, but regular vanilla pudding has yellow dye in it. Y’know, to give it that “vanilla-y” look. It doesn’t do you any good, however, when you are trying to dye the different colors into the pudding. It makes all the colors look disgusting, actually. Especially the purple.
I know this because I learned it the hard way.
Yes, in my first trial of the unicorn poop pudding pie, I used cook and serve vanilla pudding.
So please, skip your own heartache. Not only was there not enough pudding in one box to fill the pie crust (like the box said it would!), but it really looked like that unicorn was very sick. No bueno.
The funny thing was, I was looking right at the all-natural, no food dye pudding when I was at the store. (Something like this.) But I didn’t buy it because I didn’t see the worth in paying more for the “fancy” instant. Yes, my cheap ways sometimes get the best of me.
But if I didn’t pick the instant, I wouldn’t have learned how to make homemade pudding. All in all, this cloud had a silver lining!
Like I usually say, I make the mistakes so you don’t have to!
Are you going to make some unicorn poop pudding pie for pi day? Be sure to use #FDLFoods so I can see your beautiful creation(s)!
Unicorn Poop Pudding Pie
Arguably the easiest pie you’ll ever make.
Yields: 1 pie
- 1 chocolate cookie pie crust
- [3 cups of vanilla pudding] (https://www.fooddrinkslife.com/easy-quick-vanilla-pudding/)
- Whipped cream or whipped topping (however much you want on your pie)
- Red, blue, green, and yellow food coloring
- Rainbow sprinkles, colored sugars, edible glitter, etc.
Divide pudding equally into 5 bowls. Die each bowl respectively; yellow, green, blue, pink, and purple. (In case you forgot, blue+red=purple.) Each bowl will take about a drop of dye, but color concentration is up to you on this one. For stronger colors, add more dye until the colors are how you would like.
Drizzle each color of pudding into the pie crust, alternating colors as you go along.
When finished, take a toothpick and swirl around colors.
Add desired amount of glitter toppings. No amount is too much.
Serve or allow to set in refrigerator until ready for consumption.
- Preparation time: 5-10 minutes
- Cook time: N/A
- Total time: 5-10 minutes