I have a friend who told me good cooks are people who have amazing friends. Amazing friends who are willing to share recipes. That is so true. Thanks to my friend Becki for sharing. This salad is the hit of every party I bring it to. And knowing that it only takes about five minutes to throw together doesn’t hurt either.
In fact, this weekend my family has a get together. It’s at my sister in laws house. She asked all of us to bring salads. Of course, I immediately decided to bring Almost Cheesecake Salad. Then my mom told me not to bring it. She said whoever brings your Almost Cheesecake Salad will be the hit of the party. And I want to be the hit of the party this time. Any other salad suggestions?
Put one small package of instant vanilla or cheesecake pudding in a big bowl. Add container of vanilla yogurt. I like Greek yogurt, but use whatever you have. When you live as far from the grocery store as I do, you use whatever you have around. Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Stir together.
Fold in an eight once carton of Cool Whip. Pretend like I took a picture of that. I wouldn’t have been able to make the salad in five minutes if I would have snapped pictures of every step. Or maybe I just forgot.
Add about two cups of frozen berries. I used a mix of blueberries, raspberries and black berries. Back to the “whatever you have around” principle. I have used fresh strawberries and bananas (Yes, I hate bananas. I was taking one for the team.” Use your imagination and clean out your freezer. Fold berries and cream together.
The salad might be a little lumpy. Don’t worry as it sits, everything will get right with the world. The berries start to melt and run everywhere. It is beautiful. So, serving in a glass bowl is the best.
- 1 32 ounce container of vanilla yogurt
- 1 3.4 ounce instant cheesecake or vanilla pudding
- 1 8 ounce Cool Whip
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups frozen or fresh berries
- Mix yogurt, pudding and vanilla together. A few lumps may remain but will dissolve by serving time.
- Fold in Cool Whip.
- Fold in berries. Let sit for a few hours.