Fruit & Vanilla-Almond Cream
An airy and light dessert of vanilla pudding, rich whipping cream, and a hint of almond, served with delicious fresh fruit.
package instant vanilla pudding mix
heavy whipping cream
pure almond extract
strawberries, grapes, raspberries, blueberries, bananas, mandarin oranges
Pour the milk into a large mixing bowl and sprinkle the instant vanilla pudding mix over the top. Whisk until combined. Set aside.
In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, or another bowl with a hand mixer, whip the whipping cream and almond extract until stiff peaks form.
Fold the whipping cream mixture into the pudding mixture. Cover with plastic and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
Serving possibilities: Serve in a 2-quart dish with fruit on top (use 3 cups of fruit), or as a whipped accompaniment to be served on top of fruit salad for large potlucks (use 6 or more cups of fruit).
Adapted from Taste of Home, June/July 1997