This is an old family favorite that I'm making for dessert today. It's very, very easy and a nice, light ending to a meal. (Light doesn't mean low calorie, it means 'not filling', LOL!)
1 large box strawberry Jell-O
1/2 pint whipping cream
grapes, halved *
cut up pineapple (don't use fresh)
cut up oranges (I'm using mandarin)
You can also add finely chopped walnuts and maraschino cherries, if desired
Like most of my mother's recipes, there are no set numbers for most of this--just eyeball it. You really can't go wrong.
Make the Jell-O and refrigerate until it starts to gel (my mother uses some of the canned pineapple juice for the water.
Whip up the cream. Fold it into the partially gelled Jell-O.
Add the fruit and marshmallows.
Chill until set, then enjoy!
* Being 'Sorta Frugal' I refuse to pay $3.99 a pound for grapes, even though I'd only need a handful. So I'm going to try blueberries in this recipe today.
I will post a picture of this later today--it's a very pretty dessert. For the record, it is nothing like 'ambrosia,' which is much heavier and has coconut in it.