Pink Flower Berry Patch Pudding Pie - Classic Kid Cool - Quick and Affordable for Mom
No baking, very little measuring and only a few ingredients make this a pleasing dessert for moms and kids.
This used to be a favorite cooking activity with my students because it was fun, fast and allowed for so much expression of artistic inclinations and fruit combinations.
Candies, jellies, gummy bears, jelly beans and so forth make great decorative accents on these super simple pudding pies. Kid's love to help out in the kitchen.
This is something they can literally make themselves.
As long as you keep the frosting to a minimum, or better yet, get a sugar free one to start with, it's actually very healthy. Want healthier still? Make an extra batch of vanilla pudding and use food coloring to do away with the frosting all together.
Follow along the way to see how super simple this is for anyone.
You can easily make any picture you want. Stencils work great for this pie. You can also "sketch" your picture in the pudding first before "painting" easily with the edge of a fork or butter knife.
In the past, my students also used cookie cutters to make jello shapes to incorporate into some pudding pies. From writing a message to creating your own angry bird, you can do it in a jiffy.
For ease of decoration, the trick is in the gun.
The frosting gun that is. I have one with four interchangeable tips. I used the long slated one to make the tree trunk out of chocolate pudding. The flower tip was of course used for the little pink flowers. Lastly, a simple small circular hole tip was used for the leaves.
Let them play with their food and enjoy.
Image credits; Poetvix.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 to 30 minutes
- 1 package vanilla pudding
- 1 package chocolate pudding
- 4 cups milk
- 1 can fluffy white icing
- food coloring
- Mix the vanilla pudding and 2 cups cold milk vigorously for three minutes.
- Pour into the dish you want to "paint" your picture in.
- Do the same mixing in a separate bowl for the chocolate pudding.
- Chill both puddings in the refrigerator according to the instructions on the package. Mine took about ten minutes.
- Put a few spoonfuls of icing in a separate bowl for each color you want.
- Add a few drops of food coloring for the color you want to the icing and stir for each bowl.
- When the puddings are set, start decorating the vanilla "canvas."
- Using a frosting gun, paint your picture in pudding and icing one color at a time. (Rinse gun after each color).
- Place your berries on the pie.
- Put back in refrigerator for at least five minutes.
Cooking is a great activity for kids. It promotes the use of good kitchen habits, applying directions in sequence, measuring and many other useful skills.Keep this around the kitchen for them to use as they travel the road to culinary independence and the joy of cooking.