July 18, 2012

Anti-Recipe: Pink Fluff (aka Quick & Easy Congealed Salad)


I’ve blogged before about our love of congealed salad here in the south. I’ve also blogged about our love of Jell-o salad, which isn’t exactly the same thing. Today I wanted to share a recipe for a dish my family ate frequently while I was growing up: pink fluff.

Pink fluff is kind of a lazy cook’s congealed salad. It’s a dish you make when you don’t have time to wait for the Jell-o to set or the congealed salad to freeze. To make this delicacy, stir together the following:

  • 1 tub of Cool Whip
  • 1 can of crushed pineapple
  • 1 small carton of cottage cheese
  • 1 package of strawberry Jell-o

It’s just that easy and you’re ready to go. I hadn’t thought of it in awhile (it’s not particularly vegan), but while visiting my grandparents the other day, I saw the ingredients sitting out on the kitchen counter and I knew what was coming. The photo above is strategically cropped to hide the two giant bites missing from the bowl where I dug right in.

What can I say? Something about pink fluff takes me straight back to childhood. If pink isn’t your preferred flavor, you can also make orange fluff or lime fluff. I can’t speak to the quality of any other flavors because they aren’t in my Jell-o repertoire.

Any other fans of pink fluff out there? Tell me I’m not the only one.