My dad calls this ‘pink stuff’ but I try and sound fancy and call it Ambrosia Salad. Im sure there are other names for it too. Whatever you call it.. its easy and delicious. All you need is few simple ingredients..
1. 12 oz COOL WHIP
2. 8 oz Cottage Cheese
3. Small package of Instant Jell-O – flavor of choice
4. 2 cups Coconut Flakes
5. Canned Fruit – a few cups of both
(We use fruit salad and crushed pineapple.)
There really are no directions on how to make this.. you layer all your ingredients and mix them. You can add more of less depending on your taste. My hubby doesnt like cottage cheese so of course I add a lot. [ha! Kidding!] You can also use any flavor of Jell-O that prefer. I added ‘Tropical Fusion’ to my pink stuff and it was really good! I normally do strawberry or cherry so the COOL WHIP turns.. well pink. [Maybe dad was right?]
Once everything is good and mixed this is what your tasty treat should look like. So.. maybe Ambrosia Salad is a bit too fancy for this everyday dessert, but I think something that is full of COOL WHIP goodness needed a fancier name. [Anyone else eat COOL WHIP straight from the tub on occasion? No? Ya.. me either. Gross.. who does that!] This is great for summer get togethers, BBQ’s or to make any regular night special [and delicious!].
The kids really loved this. Its great because it combines all their favorite things. Cottage cheese, coconut, COOL WHIP. Ok.. Ok..those are my favorite things but the kids did enjoy the Ambrosia Salad. Avery made her to splatter it everywhere and Ryley picked out every piece of coconut possible. I love when dessert turns into a form of entertainment.
What delicious and tasty treat do you make with COOL WHIP this summer?