The Grey Stuff Recipe

The Grey Stuff Recipe: made from vanilla and chocolate pudding, Oreo cookie crumbs, and cool whip, a Beauty and the Beast themed dessert.

the grey stuff recipe from beauty and the beast

It wouldn’t be a Beauty and the Beast party without “the grey stuff”!  It’s such a fun, and yummy treat to include in any Beauty and the Beast inspired party -see all our party details here.  It’s really quick and easy to make.  You’ll love this grey stuff recipe based off of the official Disney World version.

beauty and the beast grey stuff recipe


beauty and the beast dessert

What Is The Grey Stuff?

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”
how to make Disney's grey stuff from Beauty and the Beast
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!
grey stuff recipe

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

the grey stuff recipe from Beauty and the Beast

Yield: 8 servings

The Grey Stuff Recipe

The Grey Stuff Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 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


  1. 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.
  2. Place the oreo cookies in a food processor and pulse until turned into crumbs. Be careful not to over process and create a paste.
  3. Fold the cookie crumbs, cool whip, and instant chocolate pudding mix into the chilled vanila pudding mixture, until fully combined.
  4. Refrigerate the grey stuff for 1 hour before serving in small bowls, or piped onto cookies or cakes. Enjoy.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 301mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 2g
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.

grey stuff recipe

With this grey stuff recipe, life really is a party!

This recipe was part of our Beauty and the Beast themed Disney Princess Dinner and Movie Night -check out all the details about the whole party here.

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