Serve this creamy frosted cranberry dessert for a light, refreshing dessert to family and friends this season. Topped with fluffy Cool Whip and chopped walnuts, it’s a welcome change from the ordinary holiday dessert.
It seems strange to be posting a “frosted”, icebox dessert when it is like an icebox outside. For those of you who don’t live in Ohio, let me fill you in on what Ohio winters are like: Ohio Winters=Awful. Dreadful. Nasty. Long.
Now I know that there are maybe like 5 days each winter that I look outside and am able to say “Wow” to the beauty of a pure white snow or ice that covers every single tree branch. But mostly? Ohio winters a long, cold and dreary. I seriously think I’ve seen the sun one time in the past week and a half. Yes, I know it’s just the beginning. Ugh.
Although it is cold in Ohio, I know it is warm somewhere out there. Perfect temperatures for eating a frosty, creamy cranberry dessert. But this fruity dish is good enough that I’ll just dress in another layer if I have to in order to enjoy it.
6 simple ingredients. Sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, cranberry sauce, crushed pineapple, chopped pecans and Cool Whip. This dessert literally takes minutes to whip up. Yes, you’ll have to let it freeze and spread some Cool Whip on it before serving, but it’s worth the wait. Another great dessert that you can make up in advance. Before holiday guests invade your home.
It’s sweet and a little sour. It’s creamy but with some crunch. And you’ll make it in a 9×13 pan, which means it will be great to take to serve to a crowd of 15. Or 12 if you’re like our family and like big plates of dessert.
Let me know if you enjoy this dessert while sitting on your deck, feeling the warmth of the sun on your back. And think of me while I eat it under blankets, in front of the fire. 🙂