What a hit this dessert was! 6 people polished off 3/4 of it before I could get out of the kitchen to grab my share! Thanks to the chef, I found the "whipped dessert topping" - aka Dream Whip - blast from my past - pre-Cool Whip era. ;-) (note- if you elect to sub Cool Whip or whipped cream - 1 ( 2.5g) envelope of topping, prepared, yields 2 cups so you would need 6 cups total) The prep - This goes together easily and despite my misgivings, came out of the bowl intact. I found that the extra-wide plastic wrap was easier for lining the bowl than waxed paper. The taste - a mild, creamy pineapple flavor. Might benefit from a shot of pineapple extract to make it shine. - This would also be a fun recipe to tweak using different flavors and fruits - strawberry comes to mind. Thanks, Debbie R., for sharing this!
This was a huge hit. I used short cakes instead of angle food cake for a better flavor. Everyone loves the short cakes better. I also add coconut to mix jello mix. I put coconut on the cool whip with a few cherries. And I use cool whip instead of the whip packets. It's great because you can add anything you want i.e coconut, walnuts, more fruit and it works.
I use to make this dessert several times per year for family gatherings, and it was always a big hit! It is especially cool and refreshing on a hot summer day. Its pretty snowball appearance takes everyone's mind off the scintillating summer temperatures.