Post #16 – Fruit Salad, Yummy, Yummy!

Our family has a song that Paul loves to sing whenever we are cutting up fruit.  Do you happen to know it too?

Fruit Salad, Yummy, Yummy! by the Wiggles

I was actually surprised when I went onto the internet to find the link to this and saw that they are still around!  Although, they do have a completely new look to their group.

It looks like Captain FeatherSword and The Blue Wiggle are all that remain of the original Wiggles.  My kids were shocked but they don’t know how popular this group is in Australia.  They are even part of an amusement park there – I’m thinking “A Bugs Life” in California Adventure big.  Maybe bigger?  It is a DreamWorks Amusement park – you know, the makers of Madagascar, Shrek and Kung Fu Panda.  Pretty cool!  I don’t blame them keeping something like this around, all of my kids have LOVED it and I regret giving away all of our Wiggle’s DVDs.  My poor grandchildren.  (wink)

At least my kids remembered that The Yellow Wiggle had retired, due to illness.

Anyway . . . I digress.  I am NOT on here to talk about the Wiggles, although we do enjoy them and they bring an instant smile to the grumpiest of faces in our family.  But I instead am writing about a VERY YUMMY fruit salad recipe that I have recently created.  By tweaking our family favorite whip cream fruit salad with another fruit salad’s ingredients, that I discovered here.

By adding just a few key ingredients, I have been able to battle the watery nature of our boxed whipped cream  of Costa Rica and turn our family fruit salad into an almost dessert.  We like to now call our family fruit salad –

Berry Dream Salad

1 box shelf-stable whip cream (green box called Creme Dulce Mú, for us in Costa Rica), refrigerated for 2 hours

1/2 box (3.4 oz) vanilla or cheesecake flavored pudding

1 large can fruit cocktail, refrigerated for 2 hours and drained of its juices

2 cups frozen berry mix (Costco, Sam’s, and PriceSmart sell a huge bag for a reasonable price)

 

  • In a mixing bowl or mixer, whip together whip cream and pudding.  It will form thick peaks.  You might want to thin it a bit or you can add a bit of milk after you add the fruit.  Scrape the cream into your serving bowl.  Gently fold in your fruit cocktail.  Then fold in your berry mix.   Cover with plastic wrap and store in fridge until ready to serve.
  • You can also add bananas if you would like.
  • If you feel your cream is still too thick, thin it with a little bit of milk until it is the texture you like.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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