For the past few weeks … okay, since this summer … I’ve been thinking about the recipes I want to post for the holiday season. And the holiday season for me is Thanksgiving through the New Year. I love to eat and don’t mind putting in the time in the kitchen to make a good meal. At the same time, I refuse to believe that every recipe needs to be difficult in order to be delicious.
This lovely appetizer is a perfect example of yumminess and simplicity. It whips up in two minutes, can be made a day or two in advance and can be considered somewhat healthy. What? You eat it with fruit!!! How bad can it really be?
This is a great snack to set up before the main meal when the horde is getting a bit restless and making a few too many runs into the kitchen, opening pots and pans trying to get a sneak of the good stuff inside. Or you can set it out after the big meal when everyone is lounging around watching TV and looking for a light snack.
I loved the ease of the recipe and have been nibbling on the dip for the past couple of days. It makes such a pretty presentation with all the various colorful fruits that you can’t help but come back again and again for another bite or two.
TO PRINT RECIPE: Click on the print icon located with the other social media icons under my signature. It is the last icon. You can print the entire post or the recipe only.
Orange Creamsicle Dip
Adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything
Makes about 2 cups of dip
- 1 (8 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
- 1 (3.4 oz.) instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1 (12 oz.) frozen (concentrated) orange juice, slightly thawed
- 1/4 cup milk
- Zest of one orange, optional
- Fruit for dipping such as strawberries, apples, grapes, pineapple
- Combine vanilla pudding mix and milk until thoroughly incorporated. It will be quite thick.
- Stir in whipped topping, orange zest and OJ concentrate.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve. Can be made a day or two in advance of serving.
- Serve with pineapple chunks, strawberries, grapes and/or apples.
Be sure to make it a couple hours in advance of serving as it can be a bit gritty when you first make it. The pudding mix will full incorporate while it rests in the fridge.