Month: August 2019

Ramen Stir Fry

Ramen Stir Fry

Instant ramen. What is a kid (or adult) to do when it comes down to this fairly dirt cheap square shaped puck of dried noodles? Well, lots of things. It seems as though instant ramen, Maruchan oriental style ramen packets is what invades my pantry…

Coconut Limeade

Coconut Limeade

I’m not sure what it is about this time of year, beyond the heat and humidity, that I always think of fresh citrus drinks. My default concoction is pretty much my mint limeade as there is always an abundance of fresh mint around my house.…

Summertime Jello and Cool Whip Pie with Fresh Fruit

Summertime Jello and Cool Whip Pie with Fresh Fruit

There is something about this pie that just screams summer. Not only that but it is a pie that takes no time at all to put together, and really it is a simple waiting game for a couple of things to set for the pie. You can go all kinds of routes with this particular pie in terms of mixing it up with the fresh fruit, or the type of fruit gelatin. In my case, I have made a couple of these already because it is easy to feed a crowd, it is light, and gosh darn it the pie is just refreshing. It’s what I am calling the summertime jello and cool whip pie, and it uses two things I rarely ever eat; jello and cool whip (however I love them both).

Summertime Jello Cool Whip Pie Recipe
Summertime Jello Cool Whip Pie Recipe

Let’s get started.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh raspberries, washed and strained
  • 1 cup of fresh strawberries, sliced into bite sized pieces
  • 3 oz package of black cherry gelatin (use your favorite)
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 12 oz container of Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 pre-made graham cracker crust (or make your own)

Again, this does not get much simpler.

Bring the water to a boil. Add the gelatin to a large mixing bowl. Add in the boiling water, and stir to dissolve the gelatin.

Let the mixture cool on the counter. Stir to mix the gelatin. It will form but not like your typical amount of jello.

Mix in the fruit, as well as the Cool Whip, and give it a good stir. Make sure the gelatin breaks up into the mixture.

Summertime Jello Cool Whip Pie Recipe
Summertime Jello Cool Whip Pie Recipe

Scrap the mixture into the graham cracker crust and shape accordingly.

Lightly cover, and place into the refrigerator (or freezer) to set. I let mine go in the freezer for a few hours then remove about 45 minutes prior to serving. Your call. Whichever route you take it will be delicious, just make sure it is nice and cold!

Slice, and dig in. Every bite yields delicious surprises of fresh fruit, along with miscellaneous bits of jello. The bites only improve with excitement. It’s easy to devour one slice. If you can resist, and it’s hard to, you may find yourself slicing a little extra for that second slice as it’s that light and delicious.  I’m curious, what are some of your summertime favorite desserts? Hope you enjoy!