My Aunt was here last weekend from the south and she brought us some AMAZING strawberries! They were so good! But there was also A LOT them, so by today, I cut up all that we hadn't eaten over the weekend and was searching the Internet for creative, yummy ways to use strawberries. This recipe was one that really stood out and it looked so good! Plus, it was super fast AND I had all of the ingredients on hand! So we gave it a try. WOW! Talk about good! This is so great for the summer and it's one I will definitely be making again! I hope you give it a try and love it as much as we did!
4 cups sliced, strawberries, fresh or frozen (if using frozen, they need to be thawed)
1/2 cup sugar
1 pkg. Instant Vanilla pudding mix
1 (8 oz.) container whipped topping, thawed
In a food processor, process the strawberries and sugar until smooth. Add pudding mix and process until well combined. Place whipped topping in a large bowl. Add strawberry mixture and fold into whipped cream. Place in serving dish or individual serving dishes. Refrigerate until ready to serve! Garnish with additional strawberry slices and a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.
-Although it wasn't TOO bad, I thought this dish was pretty sweet. If you are cutting back on sugar, I would recommend cutting the sugar in half. With the sugar in the pudding mix, it's plenty sweet. If you don't mind a slight tartness from the strawberries, you could probably leave the sugar completely out. It's up to you!
-The original recipe said to process the strawberries and sugar and then strain it and discard the seeds. I don't have a mesh strainer like that, plus we don't mind the seeds at all, but if you prefer no seeds, just strain it!