Monday, August 22, 2005

Banana Fluff

A light dessert containing two popular fruits plus marshmallows.

1 package (3 oz.) Jell-O Raspberry or Strawberry-Banana Gelatin
Dash of salt
1 cup boiling water
1 can (8 3/4 oz.) crushed pineapple
1 banana, mashed
1 cup finely cut or miniature marshmallows*

Dissolve Jell-O Gelatin and salt in boiling water. Drain pineapple, measuring syrup. Add cold water to make 3/4 cup; add to gelatin. Chill until very thick. Then whip until fluffy (see directions below). Fold in pineapple, banana, and marshmallows. Pour into a 1 1/2-quart mold or serving dish. Chill until firm. Unmold: Makes about 6 cups or 8 servings.

*I like to use the Jet-Puffed fruit-flavored minature Funmallows whenever I make this!

For 16-18 servings: Use two 3-oz. or one 6-oz. package Jell-O Gelatin and double the remaining ingredients. Pour into two 1 1/2-quart molds.

How to Whip Jell-O Gelatin

One of the easiest things you can do to change the texture and appearance of Jell-O Gelatin -- just whip it until thick and fluffy.

Prepare Jell-O Gelatin (any fruit flavor) as directed on package and chill until very thick. Then beat with rotary beater or electric mixer until mixture is fluffy and thick -- about double in volume results in the best eating quality and flavor.


Blogger Mariana said...

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3:13 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

I know you have a 'texture' issue with some food, as I do. Aren't the mashed bananas......gross?

9:06 AM  
Blogger Mariana said...

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11:25 AM  
Blogger Kirkkitsch said...

Cool! Thank you! I forgot how long it takes to establish a following. I was initially a little disheartened by the lack of traffic/links, but then I thought "Hey! I'm doing this because I really like the topic, so why get worked up over numbers?" Then I felt much better. ;)

I haven't had time to create a Links list yet, but when I do I will add both your blogs to it.

Oh, and BTW, THANK YOU for telling me about the new comments feature. When I I first started getting them I checked the Blogger settings and there was absolutely nothing in place to help deter spam comments, so this must be a fairly new feature. Too bad they don't offer an "approve comments" feature. You'd think they would.

You are so right about the whole texture thing (cottage cheese...coconut...tomatoes, etc.), but actually I didn't have that big of an issue with the bananas. Though I'm not a big banana fan, there are enough other elements (the Jell-O, marshmallows, pineapple, etc.) involved that it didn't bother me in the least. Besides, I mashed 'em durn gude. ;)

It really is a good dessert on a hot day, since it's cold and smooth.

12:34 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Well I love Jello desserts, and I LOVE pineapple and marshmallows, I was just a little "afeared" of the mashed banana stuff...but I am gonna try it! Thanks!

8:04 AM  

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