My husband’s family loves their Jello. To be honest, I have always hated Jello. Still do. haha! (Sorry to his family if they are reading this. Your Jello is still awesome ;) ) With out fail, Jello makes it to their dinner tables whenever we are there. I have gotten used to it though and actually love that it is tradition. It almost wouldn’t feel like a real dinner if I didn’t see it on the table. My husband loves the stuff. Something about Jello’s consistency freaks me out. Am I weird? Sure. It must be a mental block.
However, that all being said, if you dress up Jello in whipped cream, cool whip, marshmallows and other stuff- that I can do. Its not jiggling at me ;)
In my family, it’s not truly summer until some Jello Fluff has made an appearance. The unique thing about this one is the cheddar cheese. Don’t let that freak you out! It actually adds such an incredible flavor and balance to the sweetness. If you have some pot lucks or big dinners coming up, try out this recipe!
Also- the road seems pretty split as far as cool whip is concerned. There are those who love it and those that hate it. On the other side there is sweetened whip cream. If you have a preference, swap them out. So far I have yet to try a recipe that two couldn’t be substituted cup for cup with one another. I use Cool Whip purely for the ease and convince and to knock off an extra step of whipping the cream… but if want to do it that way, go for it! :)
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 (3 oz) package orange jello, dry- not prepared
- 2 (11 oz.) cans mandarin oranges, drained
- 1 (21 oz.) cans pineapple tidbits, drained
- 8 oz. Cool Whip, thawed
- ½ cup grated mild cheddar cheese
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- Mix sour cream, jello packet, mandarin oranges, pineapple and cheese together. Fold in thawed Cool Whip to the jello mixture. Stir in cheese and marshmallows. Chill covered in fridge unit ready to serve.