No Guilt Fruity Jello Fluff

No Guilt Fruity Jello Fluff

No Guilt Fruity Jello Fluff

Memorial day! It’s one of those days when we think about cooking on the grill and spending time outside. Traditionally, in my family anyway, it sort of marks the beginning of summer. Here in the mountains, however, it can still be snowing. In fact, when Jack and I met each other and came to Colorado on our first trip together, we had several days of bright sunshine and warm days in Colorado Springs and then had snow and a blizzard on the day before Memorial Day when we were driving to Estes Park.

We planned to cook out today and I wanted something to have for dessert. I know myself well enough to know that if there’s cake, browines, or cookies in the house I’ll be really tempted to eat them. Besides that, I also had a banana that I needed to use up since it had started peeling yesterday when I got it home from the store. With all of that in mind, and after checking my pantry, I opted to make some sugar-free Jello.

This is an easy recipe and it’s pretty much guilt free, so you can even have a second serving and not feel badly about it. I made it a little differently than traditional Jello, which was nice.

IMG_6102First of all, bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil. Add 1 package (8 servings) of sugar-free Jello in your choice of flavors. I used raspberry. Stir until Jello is dissolved. Pour it into a blender and add ice plus water to equal 2 cups. Turn blender on to medium and after a minute turn it to high. I have a six cup blender and (with one of that capacity) the mixture may want to come out of the top a little. Continue blending for a couple of minutes. Turn off blender and remove about 2 cups of the mixture. Add 1 cup of fat-free yogurt to the remaining mixture and turn blenIMG_6104der to medium. Blend until yogurt is thoroughly combined with Jello mixture. Turn off blender and pour a little of mixture into either 8″ x 8″ or 8″ x 12″ dish. Slice a banana over the jello. Add the remaining mixture from blender. Top with the 2 cups of Jello that you previously removed from blender. If you’re using an 8″ x 8″ dish it will fill it to the top, but will also give you a thicker dessert. Cover and refrigerate until set.

In the meanIMG_6105time, crush one vanilla wafer cookie for each piece you will serve and set aside.

When it’s time to serve, slice Jello into 9 pieces (if you used an 8″ x 8″ dish) or 12 pieces (if you used an 8″ x 12″ dish). Remove from dish and place on dessert plate. Top with a little whipped topping followed by crushed vanilla wafer. Serve and enjoy!

 

No Guilt Fruity Jello Fluff

  • Time: 15 minutes prep, 4 hour to serve
  • Difficulty: easy
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Guilt Free Fluff

Guilt Free Fluff

1 package Sugar Free Jello – any variety you would like, but I prefer the raspberry

1 cup fat-free yogurt

1 banana (you can use more, but it will add to the calories and carbs)

1 container Sugar-free Cool Whip

1 Vanilla Wafer per slice of dessert (9 for an 8″ x 8″ dish or 12 for an 8″ x 12″ dish)

First of all, bring 1 1.2 cup water to a boil. Add 1 package (8 servings) of sugar-free Jello in your choice of flavors. I used raspberry. Stir until Jello is dissolved. Pour it into a blender and add ice plus water to equal 2 cups. Turn blender on to medium and after a minute turn it to high. I have a six cup blender and (with one of that capacity) the mixture may want to come out of the top a little. Continue blending for a couple of minutes. Turn off blender and remove about 2 cups of the mixture. Add 1 cup of fat-free yogurt to the remaining mixture and turn blender to medium. Blend until yogurt is thoroughly combined with Jello mixture. Turn off blender and pour a little of mixture into either 8″ x 8″ or 8″ x 12″ dish. Slice a banana over the jello. Add the remaining mixture from blender. Top with the 2 cups of Jello that you previously removed from blender. If you’re using an 8″ x 8″ dish it will fill it to the top, but will also give you a thicker dessert. Cover and refrigerate until set.

In the meantime, make one package of Dream Whip. Refrigerate. Crush one vanilla wafer cookie for each piece you will serve and set aside.

When it’s time to serve, slice Jello into 9 pieces (if you used an 8″ x 8″ dish) or 12 pieces (if you used an 8″ x 12″ dish). Remove from dish and place on dessert plate. Top with a little (1 Tablespoon) whipped topping followed by crushed vanilla wafers. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition per serving (based on 9 servings)  62 calories, 9 grams carbs, 1 gram cholesterol                                                               (based on 12 servings) 55 calories, 8 grams carbs, 1 gram cholesterol

 

 

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