Thursday, July 23, 2009

A couple frozen desserts

One of my favorite recent cookbooks is Food That Says Welcome; Simple Recipes to Spark the Spirit of Hospitality by Barbara Smith (mother of Michael W. Smith).

It is full of great recipes but there are two that are great for hot weather since they can be frozen and then served when needed (cold!). You wouldn't find them in a health food book but they are not meant to be eaten everyday. :)

Frozen Cranberry Salad
  • 1 (16 ounce) can whole cranberry sauce
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 (8 1/4 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted (which I don't always include)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Spoon into a 9 x 13 dish. Cover with foil. Freeze.

Can also be frozen in muffin tins for individual servings.


Frozen Strawberry Salad

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed
1 (8 1/4 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 (10 ounce) pkg. frozen strawberries, thawed
2 bananas, sliced

Mix cream cheese and sugar in mixer until well blended; blend in whipped topping.

Fold in pineapple, strawberries, and bananas and freeze in muffin tins.

I'll post pictures when I have them (if I remember). :)

3 comments:

Packrat said...

Thanks for sharing. Both sound yummy and perfect for this hot weather. It is almost 10:30 PM, and it is still 85 degrees outside.

Heather said...

Brenda,

Those look wonderful! I can't wait to try them!

Love, Heather

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