This classic recipe for semolina pudding with berry sauce gets served as a dessert after dinner. It’s a simple pudding made of milk, semolina and sugar. Sometimes people add some lemon zest or some macaroons but traditionally you serve it with berry sauce. The sauce can either be warm or cold. Semolina pudding with berry sauce is still one of the most popular desserts from a typical Dutch dessert brand! In the Netherlands people there are typical pudding molds to make a variety of puddings but you can also use a regular bowl like I did. Enjoy your pudding! 



Author: Debbie Bodewes

'Food is what connects us. Life’s too short to eat boring food.'

4 – 6 persons
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooling time: 3 hours




  • 4 cups (1 liter) milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (100 grams) semolina
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp (75 grams) sugar
  • Extra: pudding mold or large bowl


Berry sauce

  • 2 ¼ cup (250 grams) frozen summer berries, thawed
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/3 to ½ cup (100 – 120 ml) water


Directions Semolina pudding with berry sauce

  1. Bring milk and vanilla extract to a boil in a large saucepan.
  2. Combine semolina and sugar and stir this into the boiling milk.
  3. Let it simmer for 3 to 4 minutes on low heat whisking constantly. The mixture should be quite thick.
  4. Rinse the bowl with cold water and poor the semolina mixture in the bowl.
  5. Cover the semolina pudding with cling film and chill at least 3 hours, until set.
  6. Puree the berries with the sugar and water. Add extra water if the sauce is still too thick.