Today's recipe for Mandarin Orange Jello with COOL WHIP fits this criteria perfectly.
When I was a little girl, my grandma always made this delightful treat. When the opportunity arose to write about COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, I couldn't wait to share this with each of you.
It is still one of my favorites and perfect to enjoy during these warm spring and summer months. (Although honestly, I like making it year-round).
Of course, what makes it extra special is COOL WHIP Whipped Topping on the jello. YUM!
You will need the following ingredients:
- 1 box of orange jello
- 1 large can of mandarin oranges
- 1 container of COOL WHIP
Prepare the jello according to the package directions.
Pour the jello into four glass dishes. (My grandma used to put the jello in fancy glasses which made the dessert feel even more special.)
Drain and rinse the mandarin oranges.
Spoon the oranges into the bowls of jello, being sure to distribute equally. (You'll use 1/4 of a can per bowl of jello).
Refrigerate the jello for eight hours.
Top the jello with COOL WHIP. (And be sure to lick the spoon after topping your jellos! I know I can't resist this part!)
Serve and enjoy!
I was sure to put extra COOL WHIP on his bowl of jello. The mix of its creaminess with the oranges and jello – SO good.
Like any little kid, his favorite part was dipping his finger in the COOL WHIP and licking it off. He giggled and giggled.
If you follow me on Facebook, then you know that I joined Weight Watchers on Friday. I was thrilled to realize that sugar free jello and mandarin oranges are both 0 points and COOL WHIP is only two points, making this a very Weight Watchers friendly dessert. I have a feeling I will be eating this A LOT over the next few months.