Desserts Made With My Favorite Secret Ingredient
Desserts! YUM! There are very few people in the world will refuse a delicious dessert.
Parents tell their kids: “If you eat all your vegetables, you’ll get dessert!” or “Finish your food or you won’t get any dessert!“
Kids grow up and tell themselves: “Life is uncertain. Eat desserts first.”
Sometimes It Is OK to Eat Desserts
If you live in the USA, then you know that there are certain times of the year when eating desserts is totally OK. From October through December, because many holidays are celebrated, indulging in and enjoying desserts is expected. Is it any wonder that these 3 months are my favorite time of the year?
A few years back I signed up to receive a free newsletter published by FaveSouthernRecipes. This publication supplies wonderful recipes which are submitted by various people. The contributors could be professional chefs or everyday cooks. One of the issues was loaded with recipes for desserts. There were twelve (12) easy recipes that used my favorite secret ingredient. Cool Whip!
- REFERENCE: “12 Easy Southern Recipes with Cool Whip.” Edited by Terrie Hayes, FaveSouthernRecipes.com, Prime Publishing, LLC., 7 May 2015, www.favesouthernrecipes.com/Recipes-for-Dessert/Easy-Southern-Recipes-With-Cool-Whip.
Elvis Presley’s love of bananas, peanut butter, and bacon is legendary! One of the recipes is called the “Ode-to-Elvis Poke Cake”. Here is the description provided at the site: “The King’s favorite flavor combo of bananas, peanut butter, and bacon comes together in this easy Southern recipe with Cool Whip. Moist yellow cake (with peanut butter added) is topped with banana cream pudding, Cool Whip, crumbled bacon, and a peanut butter glaze.”
What??!!! This should be illegal. LOL.
Do You Like Cool Whip?
Who likes Cool Whip? Believe it or not, this is a question that causes a divide. There are those who view it as fake whipped cream and say it’s advertised as “imitation whipped cream”.
I say: Cool Whip is real enough for me! There are many Americans, including me, who are very pleased that William H. Mitchell, a chemist who worked at General Mills, invented this food product. I can quantify “many”. Statista.com reported that “126.43 million Americans consumed Cool Whip in 2018”.
Cool Whip! ~ Links to Fun Food Facts
Hynes, Ryan. “How Cool Whip Became an American Icon.” Chowhound, CBS Interactive, 3 July 2019. Accessed 23 July 2019.
“U.S.: Most Eaten Brands of Whipped Topping (Cream Type) 2011-2018 | Statista.” Statista, Statista, 2011. Accessed 23 July 2019.
Byrne, Christine. “21 Classy Ways To Use Cool Whip.” Tasty.Co, Tasty, a BuzzFeed brand, 3 May 2014. Accessed 23 July 2019.
Foster, Nancy. “5 Ridiculously Easy Desserts You Can Make with a Tub of Cool Whip.” SheKnows, Sheknows LLC., 6 July 2015. Accessed 23 July 2019.
Sterling, Justine. “5 Things You Didn’t Know About Whipped Cream.” Food & Wine, Food & Wine, 19 Sept. 2014 (Updated 23 May 2017). Accessed 24 July 2019.