Do you ever find yourself invited to an impromptu dinner party? Or even find yourself hosting a last-minute get-together? If you're anything like me, the answer is, "Yes, all the time."
When you're a self-proclaimed foodie and somewhat of a perfectionist on top of it, dropping by the Teeter for a couple of bakery doughnuts just doesn't cut it in these situations. You've got to make something, and you've got to make it fast.
Enter my super easy, super quick strawberry pudding. It's kind of like banana pudding but with strawberries, and it's so good that it never lasts longer than a party's end. It's creamy, cold, light and fruity. A fun dessert that everyone will enjoy ... even my friend who thinks this pudding is good to eat on saltines.
I'll stick to the Nilla Wafers.
STRAWBERRY PUDDING (serves a crowd)
1 large package vanilla Jello pudding (5.1 oz. box)
3 cups fat free milk
1/2 package strawberry Jello (3 oz. box)
1 8 oz. tub whipped topping (like Cool Whip)
2 pints strawberries, sliced
3/4 box vanilla wafers (8 oz. box)
In a large mixing bowl, combine vanilla pudding and milk. Whisk well until pudding is fully mixed with milk. Add strawberry Jello and whisk again. Set in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Remove and add whipped topping, strawberries, and wafers. Stir well to combine and allow to set in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to soften the wafers. Serve chilled.
Kelly Davis is a blogger, freelance writer, food enthusiast, and native North Carolinian. When she's not training for a race or cooking something delicious in the kitchen, she's writing, reading, snuggling her dachshund, or plotting her next project. You can keep up with Kelly's antics and recipes on her blog, Foodie Fresh.