What's an easy strawberry dessert?

Marjorie Nolan Cohn
Nutrition & Dietetics


Graham crackers
9 oz. container of Cool Whip
1 box vanilla instant Jell-O pudding
9 inch oblong dish


Mix Jell-O pudding as directed on the box. Let set about 5 minutes for it to thicken a little. Then mix the Cool Whip and pudding together.

Lay one later of graham crackers to cover the bottom of the dish. Pour half of the pudding and Cool Whip mixture on top of the graham crackers and spread it out evenly. Spoon out half of sweetened strawberries. Lay another layer of graham crackers. Spread on the other half of mixture. Spoon out remaining strawberries. Refrigerate 4 hours before serving.

Fresh strawberries get dressed up with an Italian "cream" sauce made from a surpising ingredient: ricotta cheese that's blended with Grand Marnier and other flavorings until fluffy. Delicious -- and perfect for people with diabetes.

Berries with Italian Cream


3 cup fresh sliced strawberries (or raspberries)
1 tsp sweetener (sugar substitute)
15 oz whole milk ricotta cheese
1 tbsp grand marnier
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/2tsp grated orange peel

  • In medium mixing bowl, combine berries and sweetener. Set aside.
  • With electric mixer, combine ricotta cheese, Grand Marnier, vanilla, and orange peel until light and fluffy.
  • Divide berries into 8 dishes. Spoon cream over berries.
Makes 8 servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 122.5
Total Carbs 8.5 g
Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
Sugars 5.3 g
Total Fat 6.2 g
Saturated Fat 3.4 g
Unsaturated Fat 2.8 g
Potassium 96.8 mg
Protein 7.3 g
Sodium 206.4 mg

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