Monday, August 24, 2009

"Pudding Whip"

That's the name I've given to the wonderful desert my goddaughter told me about. As a bonus, it's a great recipe for doing with children, as it's easy.

You cook some vanilla pudding according to package directions. (Don't use instant.) Pour it from the saucepan into a large bowl and let it cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, thaw a tub of Kool Whip.

When the pudding has cooled, dump the Kool Whip (or I suppose you could use 3 cups of real whipped cream) on top of it. Now dump in a small can of crushed pineapple, well drained. Take a large spoon and swirl them all together, not blending them very thoroughly, but leaving swathes of pudding and swathes of cream.

Serve chilled.

It may not sound all that special, but in reality, it's yummier by far than any dessert has a right to be!

I've also tried a variation. Instead of using vanilla pudding, cook some chocolate. Instead of the crushed pineapple, add a swirl of caramel sauce (ice cream topping). This is also scrumptious!


Anonymous said...

I' ve done the chocolate version with cherry pie filling replacing the pineapple. :) And you are right...this is a simple and tasty dessert!


Anastasia Theodoridis said...

Cherry pie filling -- Andrea, now that is a stroke of genius!