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:
Here’s the recipe updated for modern cooks:
Marshmallow Strawberry Pudding
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.