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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.


  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream 35%
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 3-6 cups fruit strawberries, grapes, raspberries, blueberries, bananas, mandarin oranges


  1. Pour the milk into a large mixing bowl and sprinkle the instant vanilla pudding mix over the top. Whisk until combined. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Fold the whipping cream mixture into the pudding mixture. Cover with plastic and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Recipe Notes

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