Strawberry Pudding


Strawberry pudding recipe, an eggless, creamy dessert made with fresh strawberries and china grass or agar agar perfect for Valentine’s day

strawberry pudding
strawberry pudding

Strawberry pudding was the dessert of choice for Valentine’s day this year. I love the pink tone and the sweet-tart flavor of strawberries and wanted to put them to good use before they disappeared from the local market. Minimal ingredients, ease of preparation and eggless is what got me going with this strawberry pudding recipe. Perfect for any special occasion, this smooth, silky and decadent pudding is comfort food at its best.

I do not like to use store bought instant pudding mixes since I can make a pudding from scratch using fresh ingredients. Yes, strawberry pudding from scratch that’s homemade is way better than the store bought mixes. I have used low fat milk and agar agar aka china grass instead of gelatin. The low fat milk can be substituted with whole fat milk for a richer pudding. This fruity dessert is light without being overly sweet with an incredible silky texture similar to the strawberry phirni I had posted earlier.

strawberry pudding recipe eggless
eggless strawberry pudding recipe

This strawberry pudding recipe serves four individual servings and perfect for an after dinner or after school treat too. Just have to plan ahead since you need to set and refrigerator it for a couple of hours to allow the flavors to meld. At the time of serving, you can go with any topping of your choice like strawberry syrup, whipped cream or chopped fresh strawberry. Each mouthful is smooth, velvety and delightful with slight tartness from the fresh strawberries. A kid friendly dessert that is easy, eggless and outright delicious! One of the best eggless pudding recipes out there and one that should go into your dessert recipes repertoire.

If you love strawberries and looking out for strawberry recipes, do check out this awesome strawberry cupcakes recipe.

Learn how to make strawberry pudding recipe from scratch with china grass aka agar agar

Strawberry pudding recipe

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 Cook:
 Serves: 4

 Main Ingredients:

  •  strawberries
  •   china grass

 Ingredients

  •   Milk - 2 cups (I used low fat)
  •   Sugar - a little less than 3/4 cup
  •   Strawberry puree - a little less than 3/4 cup (approx 12 fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and pureed)
  •   Strawberry extract - few drops (optional)
  •   China grass/agar agar - 10 gm, soaked in 3/4 cup of warm water for 5 mts

Method for making Strawberry pudding recipe

In a bowl, add the milk and bring to a boil. Reduce flame and add the sugar and continue to simmer till it dissolves completely.
While the milk-sugar mixture is simmering, prepare the china grass. Heat the water in which the china grass was soaked. Cook on medium flame and keep stirring till the china grass is completely dissolved and till appear lightly thick. Turn off flame.
Gradually add the china grass mixture to the milk mixture and simmer for a minute by stirring constantly on medium flame.
Add the fresh strawberry puree and strawberry essence and mix well for a mt. Turn off flame.
Remove the strawberry mixture to a pudding bowl and allow to come to room temperature and set.
On cooling down, the strawberry pudding will begin to set and firm on touch.
Cover the pudding bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the bowl for a couple of hours or overnight.
At the time of serving, place the pudding bowl in warm water for a few seconds and overturn the bowl onto a serving plate so that the pudding slides down smoothly onto the serving plate.
Garnish with chopped strawberries or drizzle some chocolate or strawberry syrup and serve.

Tips

  •   You can use full fat milk instead of skimmed milk.
  •   You can increase the quantity of sugar if the strawberries are too tart.

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Strawberry pudding recipe, an easy dessert made from scratch with ingredients - china grass or agar agar &strawberries is best among eggless pudding recipes

5 thoughts on “Strawberry Pudding

  1. Hi sailu,

    The china grass we get in the market is mostly flavoured. Which flavour did you use? Or did you get plain one? Can you share the brand name?

    Thanks,
    Sushma

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