Yum Yum Dessert

yum yum dessertFor as simple as this yum yum dessert is to fix, it’s amazingly good. You can choose the flavor by choosing the flavor of the instant pudding you use. OR, you can switch the ice cream flavor instead. I usually use vanilla pudding and vanilla ice cream, but I’ve switched chocolate ice cream for the vanilla, and I’ve used butterscotch pudding with the vanilla ice cream. You could try other flavors as well, especially if your family has other ice cream or pudding flavors that are their favorites.

I have two variations of this recipe, both given to me by great cooks! There’s not a lot of difference, but I will give you the options. All you need to make this yum yum dessert is instant pudding mix, milk, vanilla, and ice cream; for the crust you need Ritz crackers and butter.  Cool whip for a topping is optional.

With the Ritz cracker crust, this yum yum dessert has a sweet and salty combination that makes a great dessert.  When you’ve had this dish, you’ll understand why it is called “yum yum”!

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Yum Yum Dessert
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 12
Simple, easy, sweet and salty. Ingredients you will usually have in your kitchen. Fun to fix and fun to serve.
  • Crust:
  • Recipe One: 2½ packages Ritz crackers and ¾ cup melted butter
  • Recipe Two: 60 Ritz crackers and ½ cup melted butter
  • Filling: 2 boxes (3.5 oz. ) instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup milk (Recipe Two: 1½ cups milk)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla (No vanilla in recipe Two)
  • ½ gallon vanilla ice cream
  • Cool whip (Recipe One)
  1. Crut:
  2. Mix cracker crumbs and butter together
  3. Press crumbs into bottom of 9 x 11 pan (save ½ cup for topping)
  4. Mix milk and vanilla with pudding.
  5. Add ice cream.
  6. Mix well and pour on top of crumbs
  7. Top with Cool Whip (optional)
  8. Top with reserved crumbs
  9. Freeze until ready to serve (unless you are serving by the next day).

yum yum dessert

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4 thoughts on “Yum Yum Dessert”

  1. This was one of my favorite desserts when I was a child! Mom would make it for “company”. After the guests left, we would raid the fridge and feast on yum-yum dessert (and maybe cheese ball!)

  2. I don’t remember having this as a child; my SIL introduced it to us. But even as an adult, I’ve been guilty of “raiding the fridge and feasting on yum-yum . . . ” 🙂

  3. My kids favorite and now that they’re older, always a must have on get together. We prefer to keep ours frozen, and instead of cracker crumbs on top, I use nonpareils. Looks festive and they retain their crunch!

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