Growing up, an afternoon snack of pudding was a staple in our homes. We’re not quite sure how our moms made it but we suspect it involved opening up a packet of instant pudding and mixing in some milk. As grownups, we prefer our pudding homemade! We have an awesome chocolate pudding recipe that we shared on our blog a while back, but we have yet to create a recipe for strawberry pudding … until now. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ve cooked up a nutritious, made-from-scratch recipe for Super Strawberry Pudding.

StrawberryPuddingEditedSuper Strawberry Pudding
Makes 6 Servings

When Janice’s daughter, Leah, tried our strawberry pudding after school the other day, she said it was the best recipe her mom had ever made. Now that’s quite the compliment :)

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 serving 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% iron

For more Valentine recipes, check out our recent post for Chocolate Bean Valentine Brownies.

About The Meal Makeover Moms
Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD and Liz Weiss, MS, RD are The Meal Makeover Moms, and together, they’re on a mission to help busy families eat better. For more recipes, check out their new cookbook, No Whine with Dinner. You can also read their blog, Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen or listen to their weekly podcast, Cooking with the Moms.

3 Responses to Super Strawberry Pudding

  1. Patty says:

    Sounds yummy !

  2. Lynette says:

    So if you wanted to make chocolate pudding, could you just substitute some quantity of chocolate into this? Maybe melt it when the milk is added? I love the idea of not using those instant packets.

  3. Hi Lynette:
    We have a recipe for chocolate pudding in our first cookbook and on our website. Check it out here and let us know what you think:
    http://mealmakeovermoms.com/recipes/desserts/chocolate-pudding-with-toppers/