Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pistachio Fluff

My mom used to make this for us kids all the time and we loved it. I had a family barbecue over the weekend and wanted to have it, but I had no idea how to make it. There seem to be many different names for it and variations of ingredients. I read several and winged it, as I always do.

My brother, the big pain in the ARCE, was busy munching on the pistachio's I had painstakingly cracked the day before. It all worked out tho! and was just like mom used to make!

In reality it is not that bad for you either, everything in it is low fat and I opted for sugar free options, so it is diabetic friendly!

2 tubs of Cool Whip (I used sugar free)
2 packages Instant Pistachio Pudding Mix (I used sugar free)
1 20 oz can Crushed Pineapple, do not drain
1/2 bag of Mini Marshmallow
1 cup of chopped Pistachios
1/2 to 1 cup of shredded coconut(optional, but I used it)

Mix everything together and let sit for at least 4 hours up to overnight.

Some optional ingredients I noted when I was reviewing recipes: Maraschino Cherries, Walnuts, Mandarin Oranges, Pecans


Raquel said...

This is one of the dishes we are required to have every Thanksgiving - my nephew can eat the whole bowl! You did it just right! Much love, Raquel XO

Pam said...

Looks tasty Cheryl! Light, fluffy and crunchy.

MaryBeth said...

I absolutely love Pistachio Fluff, it truly is the taste of summer.

Heather said...

oooohhh, i LOVE pistachio!!! this sounds soo good :)

NuKiwi said...

How funny - I was just using pistachios yesterday for my zucchini bread...guess great minds think alike, eh?
Anyway...sad truthis...we don't get cool whip here either! I could make my own, I suppose, but would it taste the same??? I guess with Whipped cream it could be like a pistachio mousse?... ;o)

Paula said...

This looks great! I love fluffy whipped desserts, and this is perfect. I have company coming next week, and this will be fun to serve them!

Lisa said...

Oh, I really think I would like this.

Kevin said...

Pistachio pudding sounds good and this fluff looks really good as well.

Sheila said...

My mom made this when I was a kid too, but it was called Watergate Salad. It was the '70s and we were in Maryland. :)

Anonymous said...

This recipe is a flashback recipe like ambrosia. I like it best with only 1 tub of coolwhip because I like the flavor of the other stuff. the coolwhip can overpower it if you use too much.

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