CF Pudding Recipe

Fattening and tasty—what more could one ask?

Keeping weight on is difficult for those with cystic fibrosis. One of my means for doing so is to eat high-calorie pudding as a bedtime snack.



  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 package instant pudding (enough to make 4 ½ cup servings)
  • instant milk powder
  • whipped cream

Basic preparation

In a container that seals tightly combine whole milk and half and half. Add instant pudding mix, seal, and shake thoroughly for a minute. Unseal, add instant milk powder (I judge the amount by eye -- maybe ½ cup), seal and shake thoroughly for another minute. Pour into dishes and let set. Refrigerate until served. Serve with whipped cream.

Parfait preparation

I prefer to eat this pudding as a four-layer parfait with alternating flavors. Prepare double the recipe, with one container of each flavor. Let set at room temperature for approximately ½ hour. Using a spatula, evenly distribute half of one flavor between three fourteen-ounce glasses. Do the same with the second flavor. Repeat until pudding is distributed between the glasses. Refrigerate.

I usually have one chocolate & vanilla parfait topped with whipped cream just before bedtime. I don't know the exact calorie count, but it's probably between 800 and 900. Don't forget to take some digestive enzymes with it.

For additional calories, swap cream for the half and half. It made the pudding too rich for me.

Last updated 15 October 2004
All contents ©2004 Mark L. Irons