Strawberry Pudding

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe from "Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook" by Sara Colman, RD, CSR, CDE and Dorothy Gordon, RN. Submitted by Davita dietitian Sara from California.

Portions: 6

Serving size: 1/2 cup


    • 1 cup water
    • 2 cups strawberries
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    • 2-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
    • 6 tablespoons whipped dessert topping


    1. Crush strawberries.
    2. Bring water to a boil. Stir in sugar. Drop crushed strawberries into boiling sugar water and bring to a gentle simmer. Add lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir as the mixture simmers for 3 minutes.
    3. Mix cornstarch in a small amount of cold water and stir into strawberries. Stir and cook until mixture thickens, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. 
    4. Divide mixture into 6 dessert dishes and cool in refrigerator.
    5. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon whipped topping and serve.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  102
  • Protein  0 g
  • Carbohydrates  24 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  2 mg
  • Potassium  87 mg
  • Phosphorus  10 mg
  • Calcium  9 mg
  • Fiber  1.2 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 fruit, low potassium
  • 1 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Fresh of frozen strawberries work well in this recipe.
  • Replace sugar with Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener or other sugar substitute to reduce carbohydrate. 


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Strawberry Pudding
teebat419 says:

I am happy I found this web

Nov. 19, 2014, 4:53 PM - Inappropriate review?
Strawberry Pudding
msdsks says:

Everyone loved this "pudding". I used frozen strawberries as that is what I had on hand. Will make this again. Very good and refreshing

Feb. 17, 2012, 2:18 PM - Inappropriate review?
Strawberry Pudding
Peggy says:

To my knowledge, the lemon juice helps thickening but it also changes the taste of the strawberries. Would the recipe still be an acceptable one if lemon juice was omitted and cornstarch increased? Moderator response: Yes you can omit the lemon juice and thicken with more cornstarch. This does not have a significant effect on the nutrients or taste.

Feb. 05, 2012, 12:51 PM - Inappropriate review?
Strawberry Pudding

Yummy! Easy to make.

Jan. 11, 2010, 4:00 PM - Inappropriate review?

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