In the song “Be Our Guest” that’s part of the film Beauty and the Beast, Lumiere the candle sings about the grey stuff.
“Try the gray stuff, it’s delicious
Don’t believe me? Ask the dishes”
When the film first came out viewers were curious about what the grey stuff was? When the Be Our Guest restaurant opened in 2012 at Disney World the grey stuff became a very popular item. And it was just as delicious as the song said it would be!
What Is The Grey Stuff Made Of?
The grey stuff is a creamy mousse made with pudding, cookies, and cool whip. It’s fluffy and pudding like. It’s often served on top of a cup cake, brownie, piece of cake or a cookie. We served ours on a delicious shortbread cookie -you can find the recipe for the shortbread cookies here. The shortbread was a great base for the grey stuff, because the cookie was a great crispy contrast to the texture of the creamy grey stuff. You can also serve it on its own like a pudding a mousse.
Tips For Making The Grey Stuff Recipe
don’t make the pudding according to the package directions, we’re using the pudding mix powder as an ingredient
use the whole Oreo cookie, don’t remove the icing
to keep the Oreo’s from turning into a paste in the food processor don’t over blend them, and try working with cold Oreos
refrigerate the grey stuff before piping to make it easier to work with, and better able to hold its shape
serve the grey stuff on its own, or on top of a cookie, cake, cupcake, or brownie or as a fruit dip
Yield: 8 servings
The Grey Stuff Recipe
Prep Time10 minutes
Additional Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours10 minutes
1 1/5 cups cold milk
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
15 Oreo cookies
1 (8 ounce) container cool whip, thawed
3 tablespoons instant chocolate pudding mix
Add cold milk to the bowl of a stand mixer and add instant vanilla pudding mix. Mix at medium speed for 2 minutes, until pudding is slighly thickened. Refrigerate 1-2 hours until firm.
Place the oreo cookies in a food processor and pulse until turned into crumbs. Be careful not to over process and create a paste.
Fold the cookie crumbs, cool whip, and instant chocolate pudding mix into the chilled vanila pudding mixture, until fully combined.
Refrigerate the grey stuff for 1 hour before serving in small bowls, or piped onto cookies or cakes. Enjoy.
We loved enjoying the grey stuff on our shortbread cookies. It was the perfect dessert for our Beauty and the Beast themed dessert. Try it next time you’re at Disney World in the Be Our Guest restaurant, but in the meantime, enjoy this make at home version any time you want a treat.
With this grey stuff recipe, life really is a party!