Cream-Filled Strawberries Recipe
- 18 large fresh strawberries
- 1 cup cold fat-free milk
- 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
- 2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1. Remove stems from strawberries; cut a deep X in the top of each berry. Spread berries apart.
- 2. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Fold in whipped topping and almond extract. Pipe or spoon about 5 teaspoons into each berry. Chill until serving. Yield: 18 strawberries.
One filled strawberry equals 36 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0.55 mg cholesterol, 73 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fruit.
Reviews for Cream-Filled Strawberries
"Very tasty, but I may try to make it a little different next time."
"I made this yesterday for a Memorial Day picnic and everyone loved it. Since so many say the pudding was too thin, I used 1/2 cup 2% milk and a 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream. It was perfect. More calories, but well worth it."
"Tastes wonderful!! Had some trouble filling the berries, but I'm not a pro at that. My diet is very carb restricted and I wanted to eat more than 2 berries in one sitting so I used unsweetened flax seed milk (unsweetened almond milk would work fine too. I just didn't have any) instead of dairy milk. And I subbed the whipped topping with zero carbs by whipping up a batch of fresh whipped cream made from heavy whipping cream and Splenda before adding the extract. Would make this again!"
"Amazing and so easy! It is a crowd pleaser! I used chocolate icing!"
"I doubled it, used: 2c skim milk, 2 pkg white choc pudding, 12oz cool whip and almond. I served it with strawberries as a dip; it was a huge success!"
"the only thing different is i dipped mine in chocolate."
"I listened to to the other reviews and used less milk. I used 2/3 fat free milk but the same on everything else. Very good consistancy with a bag. Sprinked with chocolate curls. Perfect!!!"
"I made these while visiting relatives. They were a hit. A little messy as I did not have my pastry tips. Next time I will make the cream a little firmer."
"Had it at a family get-together. Was delicious! None left over."
"the cream was very thin, thus making piping it into the berries messy and difficult. Since the cream was thinner as well the berries didn't hold their shape well either. I'd recommend doubling the pudding part of the recipe to make it thicker. I also used it to make it more of a parfait instead. Taste was good though. I added additional almond extract however for a bolder flavor. Taste was good...the procedure needs some perfecting."
"Filling comes out too thin, much thinner than the picture. It does taste decent but I would recommend using less milk."
"This is just out of this world delicious. I cut the strawberries and put them right into the custard cream instead of cutting the berries and trying to stuff them."
"I have done this many times but I use sugar free white chocolate instant pudding, only because it is white. Great on A chocolate cake too!"
"Can you omit the almond extract when you use the cheesecake pudding? We never liked almond flavoring, so would any other one be OK?"
"These were delicious! I used the leftover sauce as fruit dip. It was a big hit!"
"The filling is absolutely delicious. I do recommend piping the filling into the strawberries instead of using a spoon. It was a little difficult and messing. Everybody kept eating them one after another. I had to go to the store and buy more strawberries because they were so popular."
"These were delicious! My mixture was a little too runny, so I added a bit of powdered sugar to thicken it up."
"i would have to have the food police with me when i make them so i wouldnt eat them as fast as i could make them lol. they look wonderful"
"Made these for a baby shower and they were a hit!"
"Every year when strawberries come into season my family requests this recipe. My kids love to dip their strawberries into it."
"Fixed these for our large family memorial day week-end. They loved them. Glad I doubled the recipe!"
"These are so good! If you want to make the strawberries stand, take a tiny slice out of the bottom of the strawberry just as many people do with stuffed green peppers."
"I made these for a small party. Everyone loved them. I did use sugar free cheesecake instant pudding mix and fat free cool whip. Seemed to set up just fine. I added blue sprinkles for a red, white and blue look. Very delicious...am making again for fourth of july."
"A friend made these for Easter and we LOVE this delicious strawberry delight. We used 1 sm carton of heavy whipping cream to help the cream set up and used Jello's cheesecake instant pudding mix for a rich taste. We split each strawberry in half and decorated each 1/2 strawberry with the cream. We then took it a step further and drizzled a little bit of melted chocolate on the top of the cream. Very elegant and though it was not as low calorie, they were delicious and disappeared very quickly."
Sweet White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.