Another FABULOUS four ingredient recipe. I love Ambrosia. I pile my plate high every time I find it at a pot luck or buffet. But for some reason I have never tried making it at home - now I think I'll keep a steady stock in my fridge for all eternity!
I do have to admit that as the recipe is written, it was a bit of a disappointment. I am used to sweet and chunky ambrosia. My first go at this orange salad tasted a bit more like cottage cheese than ambrosia. Couple that with undissolved JELL-O granules and chunks of unmixed Cool Whip and you see why I was disheartened (I thought I remembered that you should only lightly fold whipped topping to keep it from turning into cream... well you really have to mix this recipe hard to incorporate everything)!
Rather than giving up I decided to tweak the recipe a bit. I found an 8 ounce can of pineapple slices in my pantry and commenced shredding with two forks. I added this new ingredient to the bowl and stirred (vigorously). The result? FABULOUSLY sweet (and slightly chunky) ambrosia!
As I sit here eating a serving of this delectable salad (along with leftover Pasta a la Vodka Rustica), I can attest that it only gets better with time! The flavors have melded very well and the snack is truly scrumptious!
While I used fat free cottage cheese, I did grab full-fat Cool Whip and full-sugar JELL-O; next time I'll try the lighter versions of all ingredients. If it works, this would be a great healthy snack for all of my Weight Watchers buddies!
1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip
1 (8 oz) can Crushed Pineapple (I added an 8 oz can roughly shredded pineapple slices)
1 (3 oz) package Orange JELL-O
1 (12 oz) tub Cottage Cheese (I used fat-free)
Combine all ingredients.
Source: The Four Ingredient Cookbooks