I made this wonderful dessert for Greg’s birthday. It reminds me of the desserts my mother made in our younger days with Graham Crackers, bananas, and whipped cream. Today there are different flavors of Graham Crackers so this recipe included both the original and chocolate versions. Mine came out more on the slushy and light side – but delicious! Another option is to add cream cheese blended with some milk – I would imagine this would firm it up a bit. It is a yummy easy to make dessert and with a large pan you can have plenty of left overs!!
Over the next couple of weeks I will share the other new recipes that I made for Greg’s birthday that included appetizers and the main meal! We started with a delicious lemony goat cheese with chives turnovers hot out of the oven, a curry chicken salad severed over crackers or crusty bread, and for the main course Linguini Primavera With Fresh Baby Vegetables and a fantastic Roasted Lemon Rosemary Balsamic Chicken
with a Pan Sauce! It was shut the kitchen door good! It is always fun to try out new recipes on special occasions. The last few weeks have been rather hectic at work and then last weekend I was at the annual Just Joy Women’s conference that I attend each year. The weather is finally getting nicer in Buffalo with the spring flowers in bloom and some warmer weather to take an evening walk – with a light jacket of course!
2 pounds Strawberries
Graham Crackers (chocolate and original)
2 3.4 ounces Instant Cheesecake Flavored Pudding
3 cups Milk, skim
3 cups Whipped Cream, light, thawed
Crushed Chocolate and Original Graham Crackers
Additional sliced strawberries for topping
1 8-ounce package of Cream Cheese, Light
Wash, dry and slice the strawberries. Line your serving dish with graham crackers. Add a layer of strawberries. Mix together the instant cheesecake flavored pudding with the milk for 2-minutes or as directed on the package. If desired blend together cream cheese with some milk and add to the pudding mixture. Fold in the whipped cream.
Layer half of the cheesecake mixture in the serving dish. Add another layer of graham crackers and strawberries. Add the remaining cheesecake mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Before serving add crushed chocolate and original graham crackers and strawberries. Serve with fresh mint.