Do you have those recipes that your family just loves?? This Pink Fluff is one that my family has made all of my life. While I am not a fan of it, my daughter Kylie is obsessed with it. If I let her, she would it eat it for every meal and any chance she could. Yes, she eats it for breakfast too! (I have included links to some great products that I have bought on my own to make my journey easier. You can buy them too, through my online sales links.)
My daughter is quickly taking after me. She loves quick and easy food she can just grab or quickly whip up. She made this for a holiday party two years ago and it was a hit with all her classmates!! Now that she knows how to make this, she makes it for every holiday dinner or potluck that we go to. The best part is that this mom doesn’t have to do anything but make sure we have the ingredients on hand! (Look down below for a great way to make this more Weight-Watchers-friendly as well.)
Pink Fluff Ingredients:
- 16 oz. Cottage Cheese
- 8 oz. Whipped Topping, thawed
- 3 oz. Gelatin (Cherry Flavored)
- 1 Can of Crushed Pineapple, drained
- 1 Jar of Maraschino Cherries, drained
Pink Fluff Directions:
Grab a large bowl for mixing. (I use two bowls, one for making the recipe and another for serving it.)
Strain your crushed pineapple, placing the juice in one bowl and the pineapple in another.
Dump everything except the cherries into your mixing bowl and combine.
After everything is thoroughly mixed, slice all of the cherries in half with a paring knife.
Mix about half of the cherries into the fluff and save the rest for garnishing.
Scrape the contents into a new bowl.
Top with the remaining cherry halves and cover.
Store in the refrigerator.
We make this year-round to have at potlucks and family parties and it’s always a hit! We plan to remake it with some different flavors this year. Kylie already has her list of combinations to try.
Now, if you are counting calories or following the Weight Watchers plan, you can swap out ingredients to make it a better option for you. One quick way to cut out some of the Weight Watchers points is to reduce the cherries. This breakdown below is if you used the same amount my daughter did. You could even leave them out and add them as you want them or substitute fresh cherries. I figured this at 15 servings of a 1/2 cup but you can always readjust and change it based on your servings.
Do you have a favorite quick and easy potluck dessert recipe?
Pink Fluff Dessert Easy and Perfect For Potlucks!!
Pink Fluff Dessert is so easy to make, frugal in cost, and is also perfect for Potlucks!! This is an old-school dessert recipe made out of fruit, jello, and cottage cheese! Make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge ready to go for potlucks or desserts on the holiday making your life so much easier!!
- 16 oz. Cottage Cheese
- 8 oz. Whipped Topping
- 3 oz. Cherry Flavored Gelatin
- 1 Can of Crushed Pineapple
- 1 Jar of Maraschino Cherries
- Grab a large bowl for mixing. (I use two bowls, one for making the recipe and another for serving it.)
- Strain your crushed pineapple, placing the juice in one bowl and the pineapple in another.
- Dump everything except the cherries into your mixing bowl and combine.
- After everything is thoroughly mixed, slice all of the cherries in half with a paring knife.
- Mix about half of the cherries into the fluff and save the rest for garnishing.
- Scrape the contents into a new bowl.
- Top with the remaining cherry halves and cover.
- Store in the refrigerator.
*Cool Whip should be thawed
*Pineapple and cherries should be drained
*You can save the cherry juice for Shirley Temples