And Now for Something Completely Different

Ok, so it’s not completely different; the finished product is delightful, and delicious, too. In fact, when I first began making it, my friend Nat, who was 7 or 8 at the time, dubbed it “the deliciousness.” The original recipe came from a small promotional book from Kraft or some other big food company. I have since made it my own & tweaked it when I didn’t have exactly what I needed. This latest endeavor was to create a dessert that might be just a little bit more healthy, but not too healthy (because, really, what fun is that?). Here it goes!

Image

First things first – you will need:

  • Chocolate pie crust
  • 8 oz. container of fat free Cool Whip
  • Bag of frozen strawberries
  • 2 tbsp. Lemon juice
  • Small can of fat free sweetened condensed milk

Image

Next, you put the sweetened condensed milk, 1/2 of the Cool Whip, lemon juice, & most of the strawberries in the blender. I did this on the smoothie setting and it worked pretty well – way easier than chopping up the strawberries by hand.

Image

Then you pour the contents of the blender into the pie crust. I had a little left over, so I put it in a small dish for a snack later 🙂 They go right in the freezer afterwards. I usually make this the night before so I know if will be frozen, but 4-5 hours should do the trick. Wait! you say, we still have Cool Whip left! Don’t worry, it will be put to use. Right before you serve this delicious dessert (making sure you have kept the Cool Whip just in the fridge and mot in the freezer) frost the pie with what is left. You can put sliced strawberries on top or chop some up and mix them in with the Cool Whip.

Image

And voila! There you have it! It might not look the prettiest, but it sure is delicious. Just ask Nat (he was thrilled when I left the left-overs at his house).

Love & Blessings,

KJ