With all the heavy snow lately (and more on the way!) we’re getting a little weary of all the soups, stews, and casseroles. Craving a taste of something light and fruity that would take us to somewhere a little warmer than here, my kids and I tried this recipe we got from my grandmother, who got it from her cousin, who got it from…I don’t know.
It calls for Cool Whip, which I tend to avoid because it’s got some ingredients I really don’t care for (HFCS, anyone?) but there’s a great, more natural alternative out there called Tru Whip. It’s gluten free, non-GMO, and has none of that weird chemically stuff. You can find it at Whole Foods and Sprouts.
The finished recipe makes two pies, so it’s perfect for taking to a larger gathering (or keeping one for yourself!) My instinct tells me it would probably freeze just fine, even though I haven’t tried that yet. It’s so easy that my kids can make it-in fact this time, they did! It’s as simple as mix, pour, and chill. I used store bought graham crusts, but you could definitely make your own. You could also layer graham crumbs in a 9×13 and use all the filling to make a larger dessert instead of two pies.
Whip up this light and luscious treat, and enjoy a taste of sunshine on a snowy day!