Danish strawberry pudding (jordbærgrød)

Strawberry pudding just tastes of sun and summer. It’s such a taste that, for most of us, brings back fond memories of childhood and Grandma’s strawberry pudding. It is a wonderful dessert topped with milk or cream, or you can use it as a topping on your morning porridge. Read along here, and get our recipe for an easy and delicious danish strawberry pudding.

danish strawberry pudding in white bowl

The best danish summer dessert with strawberries

Danish strawberry pudding is just something that tastes like summer. And then it is a dessert that is super easy to make.

It is a dessert the whole family loves at our house. We eat it with a little whole milk on top, but it can also easily be served as red berry pudding with cream on top.

You can of course make red pudding here in the summer when there are fresh strawberries, but you can also easily use frozen strawberries, so if you have more than you can eat right now, then freeze them, and there is also strawberry pudding later in the year.

Strawberry pudding is a classic Danish dessert that many of us probably remember from our grandparents. But you can also eat on top of a portion of yogurt or on top of the oatmeal in the morning.

If you make more than you can manage to eat, you can also use the leftovers in a trifle with macaroons and whipped cream.

danish strawberry pudding with milk on top

Ingredient notes

Strawberries – Use fresh Danish strawberries, preferably from your own garden if you have them, or frozen berries. Both work really well and taste great.

Sugar – I use regular sugar.

Vanilla – We always have vanilla paste at home, so I use it most often. You can also replace some of the sugar with vanilla sugar or use vanilla powder.

Potato starch – I always thicken pudding with potato starch, because I learned that from my mother and grandmother. I think this is easiest, and you avoid a pudding that tastes of corn starch. You can of course also use corn starch, but then the pudding must be boiled really well through at the end when the thickening is added.

How to make Danish strawberry pudding?

It’s really easy to make danish strawberry pudding and it does not take very long. Once you have prepared the strawberries, you can make the dessert in just 10 minutes.

You just put strawberries, water, vanilla, and sugar in a pan and bring it to a boil. The pudding should only just cook for a few minutes until the strawberries are tender.

Then the pudding must be thickened. I always use a mixture of water and potato starch. You can also use corn starch.

Once the pudding is thickened, it just needs to cool down, and then it is ready to serve with milk or cream on top.

Find the full recipe further down this page.

bowl of danish strawberry pudding with a spoon

Frequently asked questions

How to store strawberry pudding?

You can easily make your strawberry pudding well in advance. It can easily be left in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Can strawberry pudding be frozen?

It is not advisable to freeze the strawberry pudding. The consistency gets a little weird. You can, however, boil the pudding but then do not thicken it. Then it can easily be frozen, and then you can bring it to a boil and thicken it when it is to be served.

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bowl of danish strawberry pudding with cream

Recipe for danish strawberry dessert

Here you get our delicious and very easy strawberry pudding with cream or milk on top. It is a really easy summer dessert that you can make quickly.

It is a wonderful dessert that both children and adults love, and you can make it both on fresh strawberries from the garden, or on frozen strawberries from the freezer. We hope you enjoy trying our recipe, which tastes like sun, summer, and childhood memories.

danish strawberry pudding in white bowl

Danish strawberry pudding (jordbærgrød)

Recipe for danish strawberry pudding
Strawberry pudding or "jordbærgrød" with milk or cream is a classic Danish dessert. It is a wonderful summer dessert, which is easy to make and which the whole family loves to eat. You can use fresh or frozen strawberries, both work well and taste great.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Danish
Servings 6 people
Calories 148 kcal


  • 1 kg strawberries fresh or frozen
  • 3 dl water
  • 120 g sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste


  • ½ dl water
  • 3 tbsp potato starch


  • Wash the strawberries and remove the green flowers. Of course, if you use frozen, it is not necessary.
  • Put strawberries, water, sugar, and vanilla in a saucepan and bring to a boil while stirring.
  • When it boils, turn down to low heat, put the lid on, and cook the pudding for 2-3 minutes.
  • Mix a thickening of water and potato starch, and gradually pour it into the boiling pudding until you are satisfied with the consistency.
  • Allow the pudding to cool and serve it with milk or cream.


Calories: 148kcal
Keyword danish strawberry dessert, danish summer food, Jordbærgrød, red pudding, rodgrod med flode, Summer dessert
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