I love fruity desserts and one of my favorite ways to make them is with Danish Dessert. If you have never had this red wonder, I am so sorry that you have been deprived. Most people buy this dessert mix in their local grocery store in the pudding section. But I’m not most people. I used to purchase it and always had a box of strawberry or raspberry on hand. But since I have discovered how to make this myself, I never purchase the familiar box. I actually prefer this version and I think you will love it if you also love this tasty red pudding/glaze/topping and most scrumptious wonder.
Oh, and did I mention that this version is CHEAPER? Always a good thing! Oh, and it is super EASY to make. You’ll seriously love how quickly it comes together.
First you’ll need to put your dry ingredients into a saucepan: sugar, cornstarch, and UNsweetened Kool-Aid powder. I chose Blastin’ Berry Cherry this time.
Now whisk them together so they are well blended.
Now add in your COLD water.
Cook and stir, bringing it to a boil.
Keep stirring until it is thickened.
Remove from heat and transfer to a container for cooling. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming.
One it is cool, add the fruit of your choice. I chose a triple berry blend from my freezer. Mmmmm….
Now use it to top your favorite dessert. I chose cheesecake this time, though I’ve been known to put it over cake lots of times. You can also just put the fruity goodness into a pie shell and chill for a few hours before serving.
Now the best part about making your own Danish Dessert? You can make other flavors! The box you can buy is only found in raspberry or strawberry. Now you can let your imagination help you come up with other flavors. How about orange or lemon? Maybe lime? Just add in whatever fruit you want, whether it is fresh, frozen or canned. The combinations are virtually endless.
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 4 TB Cornstarch
- 1 pkg UNsweetened Kool-Aid
- 2 Cups COLD Water
- Fruit of your Choice
- Blend sugar, cornstarch, and Kool-Aid powder with a whisk in a saucepan. Add COLD water. Stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Stir until thickened.
- Remove from heat and place in a container to cool. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming.
- Once cool, fold in fruit of choice.
- Serve over desserts, as a fruit pudding, or pour mixture into a pie shell and refrigerate for a few hours until set.