We had this dessert often while we were growing up. This is an absolutely delicious and easy dessert to make. Mom and Dad love the pistachio pudding, but any pudding that you prefer can be substituted. I have modified this recipe many times, making a simple banana cream pie (using banana pudding with sliced bananas), and a coconut cream pie (with coconut cream pudding and toasted coconut). Feel free to experiment!
1 3.25-oz. Pkge. Pistachio Instant Pudding Mix
2 Cups Cold Milk
8 oz. Container Cool Whip, Defrosted
1 Prepared Graham Cracker Crust
Chopped Pistachio Garnish (optional)
In a large mixing bowl, combine the pistachio pudding mix with 2 cups of cold milk. Whisk for 2 minutes, or until the pudding mixture sets. Pour the pudding mixture into the graham cracker crust. Top with the cool whip and garnish with chopped pistachios or any topping you desire. This dessert is best when chilled for several hours before serving.