While visiting at my parents' home, my mom told me about a delicious dessert she just loved. It is pretty simple, involving only a few ingredients. You take a box of instant pistachio pudding mix, a can of pineapple and cool-whip. Mix it all together and Ta-Da! Creamy, dreamy wonderfulness.
Once I got home, box of pistachio pudding in hand, Jackson and I just had to make it! But the thing is, I swore I must have forgotten an ingredient or two. So off I went on a little hunt and stumbled across this version. This one involved including yogurt and then all of the other ingredients my mom told me about. A-ha, this must be it. I excitedly called my mom after making it to tell her how much I loved her dessert. Guess what, this wasn't her recipe. Turns out her version really did only have pistachio pudding, pineapple and cool-whip! My pregnancy brain really didn't fail me like I thought it did.
BUT the recipe I ended up using was still sooooooooo delicious!! It was a mistake that turned out wonderful, creamy and dreamy just like I hoped. Plus I can feel good because I am feeding my family yogurt in disguise for dessert. This Pineapple Pistachio Pudding, or as I like to call it Green Fluff, is light and creamy and kinda reminds me of a Yogurt Whips. All I know is I can eat a lot of this stuff.
Next time I will make my mom's recipe because she has never steered me wrong before. But until then, we will all thoroughly enjoy this one!
Pineapple Pistachio Pudding
1 (1 ounce) package instant sugar-free pistachio pudding mix
1 (8 ounce) container plain low-fat yogurt
1 (8 ounce) container vanilla low-fat yogurt
1 (8 ounce) can unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
chopped pistachio's for garnish
In a large bowl, combine pistachio pudding mix, plain yogurt, vanilla yogurt and crushed pineapple. Mix until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Cover, and refrigerate until chilled. Serve garnished with chopped pistachio's.