Summertime has definitely arrived in North Carolina. We were fortunate enough to visit Savannah, Georgia over the Memorial Day Holiday and it was hot there too. We had a wonderful time and I will share some of that experience with you in later posts. Today, I am just trying to get a grip and return to my regular routine.
Over the last few weeks, I have been trying different combinations to make a refreshing summer pudding. When I made the pig pickin cake for Easter, I realized how much I loved the combination of the fruit, cool whip and instant pudding that I used for the frosting. Here is a link to that post:
There is a steak house nearby that has a combination of pineapple, coconut and cool whip on it’s salad bar that reminds me so much of the pig pickin cake frosting. Because Mr. D is diabetic, I used the sugar free pudding mix and I know there is a sugar free version of the cool whip available.
Here is the recipe for the pig pickin frosting recipe from the previous blog post that I used for my guide. This makes a lot of the pudding mixture so I used less ingredients.
1 (5.1 ounce) package of instant vanilla pudding
1 (20 ounce) can of crushed pineapple, undrained
1 (16 ounce) carton of whipped topping (cool whip)
The combination that works the best for me is the following:
1 small package of sugar free instant pudding ( I have used vanilla, cheesecake, white chocolate or chocolate)
As I prepared the pudding, I only used one and one half cups of milk instead of two cups.
After pudding has set for five minutes add 2 cups of cool whip or whipped topping
Then stir in the fruit of your choice using about one to one half cups of fruit. I have used drained pineapple or a small package of frozen sliced strawberries.
Pour into serving dishes and add cool whip.
As you can see from the picture below I have used chocolate pudding and added chocolate chips to the pudding and cool whip. I used a total of one cup of chocolate chips including the garnish.
This is something that can be whipped up quickly and is a refreshing light dessert for a meal. Mr. D loves this dessert and looks forward to having a dessert that is low in carbs. I love the dessert because it is easy to make and is so fluffy and tasty.
I will share my Savannah experience on Friday. Thanks for stopping by.