Make Disney’s Grey Stuff right in your own kitchen! Now you don’t have to travel to Disney World to get this famous, creamy pudding dessert!
If you’re missing being at Disney World right now, this dessert recipe is going to make you feel like you’re there! We can’t complain, we have gone quite a few times but we’re always craving a return trip. We’ve made other recipes from our Disney travels like this Baked Ricotta & Sausage Dip from Tony’s town Square restaurant and this delicious Shrimp Poutine inspired by Canada’s Le Cellier.
What Is Disney’s Grey Stuff?
Disney’s Grey Stuff is a pudding dessert that’s mixed with whipped topping and crushed chocolate wafer cookies. We know this whipped topping as Cool Whip, but there are other brands you can buy, it’s just that fluffy texture that you’re looking for.
The Grey Stuff is a dessert that’s served at the Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom and it’s gotten a pretty decent cult-like following. Right up there with a Dole Whip, if you ask me. This pudding dessert can’t be easier to make, and I’m telling you, both kids and adults go crazy for it!
Ingredients For The Grey Stuff
All you need is a few, simple. mostly store bought ingredients and you’ll be on your way to tasting this easy pudding dessert!
Whipped Topping: Cool Whip is a popular brand, but any brand of this type will work. You’re looking for the light, fluffy texture that only this type of whipped topping can provide.
Crushed Chocolate Wafer Cookies: We used Oreo cookies for this recipe but you can use a plain chocolate wafer cookie too.
Chocolate Pudding: Instant is the easiest, but you can use regular pudding also. If you want the color of this dessert to look more “grey” use vanilla pudding instead.
Milk: Whole milk or 2%, to use in making the pudding.
How To Make This Easy Dessert Recipe
Not only is this an easy dessert recipe to make but you can make it all ahead of time! Pipe or spoon this pudding dessert into individual cups and keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve!
Start by making instant chocolate pudding (or vanilla if you want the dessert to look more grey in color) and then folding it into crushed Oreo cookies. We use a food processor to get the cookies super fine, if you don’t have one place the cookies in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush them into crumbs.
Once the pudding and cookies are combined you can fold in the whipped topping. Do this gently so that you don’t deflate the topping as you stir. A gentle, folding action works best.
How Do I Serve This Pudding Dessert?
You can spoon the Grey Stuff into individual dessert cups like we have here, or you can pipe the pudding mixture into the cups using a piping bag or a resealable plastic bag with the corner cut off.
Piping this creamy pudding into cups just gives it a fancier look, nothing else. So if you’re serving these dessert cups for a special occasion or a party, this is the way to go. If you’re making The Grey Stuff for a family dessert or treat then you can simply spoon out the pudding into bowls.
We like to add a few more crushed cookies as garnish (and for texture) on top of the pudding. Other topping ideas are sprinkles, chocolate shavings, more whipped cream, mini marshmallows or nonpareils.
How To Store This Pudding Dessert
Leftovers can be saved for 3-4 days, but they usually don’t last that long! Just store any leftover dessert in a covered container or bowl and give it a stir before serving again.
If you want the pudding to be extra firm place it in the freezer for 15-20 minutes before serving or piping into dessert cups.
Pin our Grey Stuff recipe to your Pinterest dessert and travel boards!
Looking For More Easy Dessert Recipes?
- Instant Peppermint Eggnog Pudding
- Banana Bourbon Poke Cake
- Easy Apple Crisp
- No Bake Strawberry Shortcake Dip
Disney World’s Grey Stuff recipe can now be easily made right at home! This creamy, light pudding dessert is so addicting and super easy to make!
3/4 ounce package instant chocolate pudding (or vanilla) mix
1 1/2 cups whole or 2% milk
15 Oreos (don’t remove the filling)
8 ounce container Cool Whip (if frozen thaw to room temperature before using)
Add the pudding mix and milk in to a large bowl and whisk until combined and thickened. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
While the pudding is in the refrigerator, crush the Oreo cookies in a food processor. Alternately you can place the cookies in a resealable bag and use a rolling pin or heavy can to crush them until you have a fine crumb.
Stir the cookie crumbs into the thickened pudding and then gently fold in the Cool Whip topping until combined.
Serve in bowls or pipe into individual dessert cups using a piping bag or a resealable plastic bag with the corner cut off. Top the pudding dessert with more cookie crumbs and serve.
This recipe makes enough to fill 4, 6 ounce dessert cups. If using a smaller portion you could easily get 6 servings.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: No Bake
- Cuisine: American
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