Fruit-Topped Almond Cream Recipe
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Fruit-Topped Almond Cream Recipe

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Fruit-Topped Almond Cream is a light and refreshing dessert. The recipe comes from Donna Friedrich of Fishkill, New York. "It's delicious with berries, but it can be made all year using whatever fruit is available," Donna informs.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant French vanilla pudding mix
  • 2-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups assorted fruit (strawberries, grapes, raspberries, blueberries, mandarin oranges)

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 222 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 220 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine pudding mix and milk. Beat on low speed for 2 minutes; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream and extract until stiff peaks form. Fold into pudding. Spoon into a shallow 2-qt. serving dish. Chill. Top with fruit just before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Fruit-Topped Almond Cream in Taste of Home June/July 1997, p11

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Sep. 27, 2009

"Thank you, Donna, for this recipe! It has everything - it's simple and easy, it can be done ahead of time, it's perfect for a hot summer night, it tastes great, and the fruit topping is so colorful and appealing! My son generally forgoes dessert, but his eyes popped out when he saw this."

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