Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is a tropical twist on a recipe I found in a magazine. I used one 11 oz can of mandarin oranges, but you can adjust how much you use to your own tastes. You can also use Vanilla instant pudding, and 1 - 2 tsp of coconut extract. You can easily double the recipe if your dessert glasses are taller.
- 2 cups cold nonfat milk
- 3 1⁄2 ounces jello fat-free coconut cream instant pudding mix
- 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges
- 1⁄2 cup shredded coconut
- whipped cream, for garnish
- Pour milk into medium bowl. Add dry pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 min or until well blended.
- Spoon half of the pudding evenly into 4 dessert glasses, and drop a few mandarin orange slices into the pudding.
- Let pudding set for 5-10 minutes.
- Cover with few mandarin slices, touching the edge of glass.
- Top orange slices with a spoonful of sheredded coconut, rest of pudding, then the rest of coconut.
- There is no set amount for each serving, just divide the layers evenly for four servings. You can also get creative with your ingredients -- like substituting bananas for the oranges. I think two average-sized bananas would work.
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These were quite good! I used vanilla sugar-free pudding and added the coconut extract, as suggested. The combo of flavors was very refreshing and made for a perfect no-guilt dessert for me and DH. I love the versatility of this as well, since you can mix and match fruits and/or pudding flavors. Thanks Vicky!
How can something so incrediby simple taste so amazing??? This is a fantastic recipe - everybody thoroughly enjoyed this guilt-free treat! The flavours go perfectly together. I did the vanilla pudding & coconut extract method because I couldn't find coconut pudding. My guests were dreaming up new concoctions for me to try using different fruit & pudding flavours - lol!