A Valentine Dessert Recipe for Super Strawberry Pudding and Digging Out From Nemo (Podcast #212)

After a weekend of shoveling and digging out from under 27 inches of snow (thank you Nemo), our kids were more than happy to dig into our latest recipe for Super Strawberry Pudding. Janice’s daughter, Leah, loved it so much and told us, “This is the best thing you’ve ever made!” Tune into this week’s Cooking with the Moms podcast for details on the epic snowstorm of 2013 and for two Valentine recipes: Super Strawberry Pudding and Chocolate Bean Valentine Brownies.

Our homemade pudding calls for frozen strawberries, Greek yogurt, and low-fat milk, and with a sliced strawberry on top, it’s the perfect treat for the valentines in your life.

Super Strawberry Pudding

Makes 6 Servings

Why turn to store-bought pudding when you can make it from scratch in a matter of minutes? This recipe is so simple that the kids can easily help.

  • 1 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 8 ounces frozen strawberries, thawed (about 1½ cups)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup 0%-fat strawberry Greek yogurt
  • Chocolate shavings, optional
  • Sliced strawberries, optional

1. Place the milk and strawberries in a blender, and blend until completely pureed.  Set aside.

2. Place the sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium-size saucepan and whisk until combined. Gradually whisk in the milk/strawberry mixture. Add the vanilla extract.

3. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat and continue to simmer, stirring gently, until the mixture thickens slightly, about 2 minutes.

4. Remove from the heat and stir in the yogurt. Continue stirring gently to break up any bubbles that may have appeared on the top. Spoon the mixture into 6 individual bowls and chill in the refrigerator for about 2 hours. Garnish with shaved chocolate and berries as desired.

Nutrition Information per Serving (1/2 cup):  90 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated), 75mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 3g protein, 25% vitamin C, 8% calcium

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Liz’s Instagram obsession continues. She used it to give this photo an old-fashioned flare. If you’re on Instagram, click here to follow Liz.

Let is snow, let it snow, let it snow. After Nemo, it was a winter wonderland. The photo on the left shows what the roads looked like before the plows came through. Snowshoes anyone?

8 Responses to “A Valentine Dessert Recipe for Super Strawberry Pudding and Digging Out From Nemo (Podcast #212)”

  1. This dessert looks awesome. I’m going to share it on my FB page. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  2. Kendra says:

    This pudding looks delicious! Do you think it would work with blueberries (and blueberry yogurt) in place of the strawberries? I have a few bags of frozen blueberries in my freezer that I’d like to put to use.

  3. Janice says:

    Hi Kendra. Can’t imagine this recipe wouldn’t work with frozen blueberries. Be sure to puree them well so you don’t get big pieces of skin and let us know how it works!

  4. Kelly R. says:

    Made the strawberry pudding for my two girls (7 and 5) and three nieces(7, 5 and 3) to rave reviews all around!! One niece (not normally a sweets girl or dessert eater) even had thirds!

  5. Abby says:

    The strawberry pudding turned out great and my two kids loved it. However the next day we ate the left over pudding and it had a much more greek yogurt taste than pudding. My kids still gobbled it up too.

  6. Kim Beavers says:

    Liz and Janice;

    The pictures are beautiful….!!! I just made a homemade lemon pudding (very slightly modified from food network) sooo much better than store bought. I will definitely have to try this one too! Love that you stirred in Greek yogurt at the end! Nice touch for sure.
    Kim

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