Thursday, July 28, 2016

Fruit and Cream

We are finally all home, together again, as a family!

My boy cherub lived in DC this Summer and was a Page in the U.S. Senate.

My girl cherub and I spent time at different camps and on mission trips.

The Mr. did a little bit of everything, including a smidge of travel for work.

So it's been awhile since we've all been together, under "our" roof.

Now that we're back together . . . I really like it!

Since my boy cherub was away, I have spent time making him some of his favorites.

After his first "home cooked" meal, I made this for dessert.

On a whim, we added vanilla ice cream to it; and just like that . . .

A new dessert was made!

We were kind of sad when we ran out of the fruit mixture!

Ok, not really!

But we did say we'd need to make this again!

I like that it was super easy!

Fruit and Cream

1 regular can of sliced peaches, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 regular can of pears, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 bananas, sliced (but not thinly sliced)
1 1/2 cups quartered strawberries
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 small box instant vanilla pudding
"homestyle" vanilla bean ice cream

Place all of the fruit in a large bowl.

Sprinkle the instant vanilla pudding on the top and stir to mix.  The juice from the fruit will thicken, which is exactly what you want!  Also, as a side note, the bananas will not turn brown.

In a tall glass, layer a small scoop of vanilla ice cream, topped with the fruit mixture.  Then add another small scoop of ice cream, and top with the fruit.  At this point, you can serve the dessert, or you can indulge with another small scoop of ice cream on top!

Refrigerate unused fruit mixture.  However, the doesn't hold well, so do not make it more than 1 day in advance.

Return the ice cream to the freezer!

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