As my son has grown, it’s been kind of difficult to make sure he’s getting the right stuff he needs–like clothes that fit (it’s like he grows an inch overnight!) or enough exercise (because playing electronics is so much more fun than taking a walk…), but not nutrition. I’ve always been able to start and end his day right with DairyPure brand milk and TruMoo. One of his favorite snacks that sneaks-in all the local dairy in his diet? Strawberry Pudding. I kid you not (heh, because that wasn’t punny or anything), he gets a glass of milk for breakfast, one with lunch and then, even a full glass as a snack after dinner with this awesome twist on your traditional banana pudding.
As anybody that visits my house knows, DairyPure brand milk and TruMoo products are not only staples in my fridge, but also, essential aspects of my cooking–and my kiddo’s daily snack routine. I like using DairyPure brand milk and TruMoo because both contain no artificial growth hormones* and they’re sourced locally…which is awesome. For him, TruMoo has no high fructose corn syrup–so my son gets a delicious taste he really loves, without all that. For me, DairyPure brand milk has an exclusive 5-Point Purity Promise (and it’s the only milk that does), so kinda awesome knowing I’m putting good stuff in my kiddo’s strawberry pudding.
Strawberry Pudding Recipe
One of my son's favorite snacks that sneaks-in all the local dairy in his diet? Strawberry Pudding. I kid you not (heh, because that wasn't punny or anything).
- 3 egg yolks
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 cups DairyPure brand milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 of a pint of strawberries, sliced
- 1 box vanilla wafer cookies
- Pink food coloring, optional
- Put water into the lower half of your double boiler over high heat. (If you don’t have a double boiler, you can use a large pan–like a dutch oven–for the bottom and a medium-sized sauce pan for the top.) After the water comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium.
- Place top half of double boiler on top of the bottom half, and pour 2 cups milk into the top half of the pan, to scald. Bring the milk to 180ºF.
- While the milk is heating, separate the 3 eggs. Discard the egg whites. Put the egg yolks into a medium-size mixing bowl and beat until light.
- Sift together the flour and sugar and mix well.
- When the milk has reached temperature, add 1/2 cup of the hot milk to the beaten eggs. This is to “temper” the eggs and prevent them from scrambling when they are added to the hot milk.
- Slowly pour the egg/milk mixture into the flour/sugar mixture. Stir to combine and break up any lumps.
- Add the vanilla, and stir until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Carefully and slowly pour the egg/milk/sugar/flour mixture into the hot milk, stirring constantly.
- Continue to stir occasionally, until mixture begins to thicken, then stir constantly until the pudding has reached the desired consistency (about like pancake batter).
- Add a few drops of food coloring and call it done!
- Using a casserole dish or big bowl, begin by placing a layer of cookies into the bottom of the bowl, and up the sides, if you can manage it.
- Then add a layer of the pudding.
- Add a layer of vanilla wafers.
- Add a layer of sliced strawberries.
- Continue making layers, ending with a layer of pudding.
- Put some of the vanilla wafers standing up around the edge of the bowl. Push the cookies about halfway into the pudding. Add some more strawberries, if you're keen on that! LOL!
Basically, this is my son’s favorite snack over the summer…all cool from being in the fridge and so tasty with a glass of milk. He likes it with chocolate milk, but me? Strawberry, baby. Heh.
Tell me, what do you think about this strawberry pudding? Think you might try it soon? I know we’re having a BIG bowl of it for our July 4th BBQ…it’s so cute all done up in blueberries and strawberries, I just can’t resist. Be sure to drop me a comment and let me know if you love it as much as I do…or find me over on Facebook–even if you just have a question or want to pop-over and say “hi”, I respond pretty quickly, when I can! LOL!
*No significant difference has been shown between milk derived from cows treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST and non-rbST-treated cows.
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