Old-Fashioned Marshmallow Strawberry Pudding

Marshmallow Strawberry Pudding

At potluck dinners when I was young, someone always seemed to bring a salad (or maybe it was a dessert) made with whipped topping, fruit, and marshmallows, so I was intrigued by a hundred-year-old recipe for Marshmallow Strawberry Pudding. It looked similar to more modern renditions – but called for real whipped cream.

I tend to think that a dessert made with lots of whipped cream, marshmallows, and sugar may not be particularly healthy, but that said, the Marshmallow Strawberry Pudding was delicious.

Here’s the original recipe:

Recipe for Marshmallow Strawberry Pudding
Source: Mrs. DeGraf’s Cook Book (1922)

Here’s the recipe updated for modern cooks:

Marshmallow Strawberry Pudding

  • Servings: 3 - 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 cup strawberries, sliced (or if small cut in half) + several additional whole strawberries for garnish

1/3 cup small marshmallows, cut in half

1 cup whipping cream

1/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat cream until stiff peaks form, then gradually add the sugar and vanilla while continuing to beat. Gently fold in the marshmallows and strawberries. Either put in a large bowl to serve or in individual dishes or cups. Garnish with whole strawberries.


16 thoughts on “Old-Fashioned Marshmallow Strawberry Pudding

  1. I never learned to stand Cool Whip despite how many times it was presented to me in desserts. I remain a whipped cream woman and this recipe calls out to me.

    1. When I was young we generally had Cool Whip. One thing I’ve learned in recent year is how easy it is to make homemade whipped cream. And, it is so much tastier. I can’t figure out how the commercial product ever became popular.

    1. I’m with you. I don’t really like marshmallows in salads – though they seem very stereotypical of fruit salad ingredients of a different era.

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